Advanced Imaging Resource (AIR)

The IGC Advanced Imaging Resource (AIR) supports imaging ranging from model organisms through to subcellular structures utilising cutting edge imaging tools and technologies, and works together with ESRIC to provide access to super-resolution optical imaging platforms. Microscopes include confocal, spinning disk confocal, multiphoton, SIM, STORM, OPT, widefield and high content imaging systems, with dedicated image analysis specialist support available. 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 II PathogenOther features
Zeiss WidefieldsBoth
Nikon ConfocalInvertedHigh speed imaging capabilities
Leica SP5 ConfocalInvertedFCS
Dragonfly Spinning Disk ConfocalInvertedSRRF, Cleared Sample Capabilities
Nikon TI WidefieldInvertedConditional Imaging
Nikon SIM/SORAInverted125nm resolution possible
Nikon N-STORM 5InvertedTIRF, Phase-contrast, 3D PALM & STORM
LightsheetCleared Sample capabilities, Homebuild
Skyscan 1172 Micro CT
Biophotonics OPT
Olympus MultiphotonInvertedConfocal, SHG, CARS, TCSPC-FLIM, Run by specialist
Nikon MacroscopeUpright
Leica StellarisInverted
Zeiss AxioscanSlidescanner
  • Definiens
  • Huygens
  • ICY
  • Imaris
  • Omero
  • R Studio
  • SymPhoTime
  • Volocity
  • Super-resolution imaging processing
  • Assisted imaging sessions
  • Remote imaging by facility staff
  • Access to tissue-culture facilities
  • Access to incubators
  • Access to dissecting microscope