Welcome to the Scottish Microscopy Society FACILITIES Database, where you can find the right open-access facility for your research needs.

Promote microscopy research & facilities in Scotland

Inform on new technologies and funding prospects

Connect microscopy developers & researchers

Inspire collaboration across disciplines and institutions


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School of Cancer Sciences Microscope facility
The School of Cancer Sciences Microscope Facility provides imaging capabilities for the Wolfson Wohl Cancer Research Centre.
Scottish Centre for Macromolecular Imaging
The Scottish Centre for Macromolecular Imaging (SCMI) is the Scottish national cryo-EM facility. Equipped with a fully automated JEOL 300 CRYO ARM, and supported by a network of side-entry 200kV microscopes in Dundee, Edinburgh and Glasgow, SCMI offers state-of-the-art equipment for both single particle analysis and cryo-electron tomography.
SIPBS Imaging Facility
SIPBS runs a Leica SP8 inverted confocal system with timelapse imaging and specialist high speed imaging capabilities.

Find out about SULSA's Microscopy Facility Funding Call to enhance capabilities in our open-access facilities.

Learn about the winning proposals from the first funding call.

We are also interested in better supporting our home build community here in Scotland. Please fill in this short request form for contact information to get involved.

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To find out more about microscopy facilities across the whole of the UK, please visit the RMS website.