Centre of Biophotonics (CoB)

Some of CoB’s light microscopes are commercial instruments but a significant number of them are innovative techniques developed by groups within the Centre, and therefore, are custom-built setups. Nano-and microfabrication techniques within a clean room environment and ultra-fast techniques including femtosecond spectroscopy, fluorescence up-conversion and transient-absorption spectroscopy are available along with image processing workstations. Explore some of the systems and resources they offer users below, and be sure to check out their website for full details and the most up-to-date information.

MicroscopeUpright or invertedTimelapseMultipositionHO LicensedClass III PathogenOther features  
Nikon N-SIMUpright & Inverted
Leica LMD6500 laser micro-dissection UprightEpifluorescence
Yokogawa CSU-W1 Spinning Disk ConfocalUpright
DeltaVision WidefieldInverted
Zeiss Axioplan 2 WidefieldUprightEpifluorescence, Phase Contrast
Custom Built FCSInverted
Custom Built LightsheetMultiple Options
Custom Built TIRFInverted
Custom Built Widefield/TIRFInverted
  • Custom software
  • Volocity
  • Access to tissue-culture facilities
  • Access to dissecting microscope
  • Sample preparation