Bloomsbury Consortium for Advanced Light Microscopy


Bloomsbury Consortium for Advanced Light Microscopy

Bloomsbury Consortium for Advanced Light Microscopy (B_CALM@UCL)

B_CALM@UCL brings our previously separate core microscopy facilities under one umbrella, to offer simplified access to a wide range of cutting-edge instruments, training and expertise, for all researchers at UCL. 

In addition, three independent research labs (Henriques, Lowe and Hausser labs) that specialize in imaging technology and applications development can be accessed via the B_CALM@UCL website. 

These labs provide spectacular examples of what can be achieved at the leading edge of modern microscopy, as well as providing opportunities for collaboration using custom-built equipment and approaches that are not available off-the-shelf.




The mission of B_CALM@UCL is to foster the development of advanced approaches to imaging biological samples that range from complex whole organs and organoids to subcellular structures.

Light microscopy is under constant technical development and the spatial and temporal resolution that these instruments can deliver, in static or live imaging modes, is improving all the time. B_CALM@UCL aims at ensuring that the best instruments and expertise are available at UCL for the benefit of its research community. 

In addition, approaches to break the resolution limit in light microscopy (300nm) dubbed super-resolution are now available. The research community at UCL can now benefit from a state of the art Super Resolution Facility (SuRF).