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A GFP-labeled oligodendrocyte
A GFP-labeled oligodendrocyte in the brain's white matter (Perkin Elmer spinning disk confocal).
Image by Dr Robert Francis

Scientific Support

We offer cutting edge confocal microscopy and flow cytometer services to scientists internal and external to UCL. 

Our services are provided to high specifications, with rapid access times, at competitive prices

Services Offered and Prices

  Cost (per hour)
Cost (per hour)
Perkin Elmer Spinning Disk Confocal

£18.00 £35.00 £90
2x 2-hour sessions: covering labour costs of trainer and usage of microscope

CyAn ADP FACS Analyser £26.00  £37.00 £41.00
Speciality Support Workstation N/A 
(booking essential)


Users must be trained prior to using any item of equipment.  To arrange training please contact Dr Robert Francis.


Internal bookings

All UCL staff and students can book this equipment through Outlook. Please contact Dr. Robert Francis for further details.

When contacting Dr Robert Francis to arrange a booking, please ensure that you provide the following mandatory information: 

  • Your full name
  • Name of your department
  • Your Finance Officer’s name
  • Account code for charges
  • The equipment you wish to use and the hours/dates required.

External bookings

When  arranging a booking, please ensure that you provide a purchase order including the following mandatory information:

  • Your full name
  • Company address and department name
  • Finance contact details: address,Tel and Email
  • PO number 
  • PO Description MUST BE CLEAR: Hire of equipment …  date ../../.. hours…
  • VAT number
  • Amount

Reporting Faults

If you notice a fault with the equipment, please report this to Dr Robert Francis.


Name Phone Email Post 
Dr Robert Francis  020 7679 7600 r.francis@ucl.ac.uk Applications Specialist (Microscopy & FACS)

  • john-wood-image
  • Electronically Coupled Inferior Olive Neurons
  • Laia Snapshot
  • Purkinje Dendrite
  • Dendrites
  • new-born-oligodendrocytes
  • Cerebellum
  • richa-tripathi