About Us

Imaging About Us

The Imaging Facility is one of several core services which provide specialist technical support for the Institute's science .  The Facility is currently operated by two members of staff: Simon Walker (Manager) and Hanneke Okkenhaug (Deputy Manager).  Between them, Simon and Hanneke have more than 20 years' experience with fluorescence imaging and the analysis of fluorescence microscopy images.  We are here primarily for the benefit of Babraham Institute users, however we can offer our equipment and services to external academic and commercial users.  Please contact us for further information.

We Provide:

Access to state-of-the-art light (fluorescence) microscopy
Imaging solutions for fixed and live specimens
Training on all our imaging equipment
Support when help is needed
System bookings 24/7
Training for image analysis software
Image data storage and management
Imaging service
Image analysis service

We have these Imaging Technologies:

Widefield epi-fluorescence microscopy
Point-scanning confocal
Spinning disk confocal
Total internal reflection fluorescence (TIRF)
High content/automated imaging
Super resolution (SIM & STORM)
Laser microdissection
Multi-photon imaging

We have these Image Analysis Tools:

Bitplane Imaris (3D analysis and presentation)
PE Volocity (3D analysis and presentation)
SVI Huygens (Deconvolution)
ImageJ/FIJI (General purpose analysis)
InCell Analyzer (High content analysis)
InCell Developer (High content analysis)
Nikon Elements off-line (for ND2 files)
Andor iQ off-line (for spinning disk confocal)