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Imaging Facilities

Welcome to the UCL Imaging Facility website. The main Imaging Facility
   comprises a suite of confocal, 2-photon, wide-field time-lapse upright
     and inverted microscopes. These systems will cover most imaging
      requirements for cells and tissues, including multi-photon, FRET,
        FRAP and harmonic imaging. Environmental chambers are now
         available on seven microscopes, making it possible to perform
          experiments over long time courses. We also offer support
           for image analysis, deconvolution, 3D reconstruction, Adobe
            Illustrator and Photoshop.

             The Medical Sciences Building is home to a second confocal
               imaging facility. This houses four Zeiss confocal microscopes
               which include three inverted 510 META systems, one equipped
                with a UV laser, and a further upright multiphoton/vis Zeiss 510
                META equipped with a FLIM module.


                * Two Leica SP8 microscopes: the SP8vis, and the MP_opo which
                   has multi-photon capabilities. Both have Field of View scanners
                   (FOV), which allow a 22mm field of view at normal scan rates. They
                   also have resonant scanners for 8KHZ imaging: 30 frames per second
                  at 512 x 512 pixel size.

              * FRET, photo-activation of advanced fluorescent proteins
                and FLIP. FLIM is now available on one of the multi-photon confocals.

             * Zeiss AxioScan Z1 slide scanner.

            * Two ImageXpress Micro XL Widefield High Content Screening Systems from Molecular Devices.

          * Four terabyte central file server: access your data from any
            site within UCL

         Charges (per hour unless stated otherwise):

      * Confocal microscopes £20 (Biosciences), £28 (Non-Biosciences)
    *Overnight: £10 (must be a minimum of eight hours' usage)
   * Wide-field fluorescence/bright-field with environmental chamber time-lapse:
£10 per half day
* ImageXpress £9 (09:00 - 18:00). Overnight: £7.
* Zeiss AxioScan: £1 per bright field slide, £2.50 per fluorescent slide.

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