UCL Division of Biosciences


Biosciences Imaging - Charges

  • All new users of microscopes and scanners are required to undergo a training session at a cost of £150.00.
    • This fee applies to training on microscopes and scanners, but not to software usage.
  • Subsequent assistance and/or training on other systems is free.

Confocal and Lightsheet Microscopes

  • For users from UCL Biosciences: £20.00 per hour
  • For Non- UCL Biosciences users: £28.00 per hour
  • Overnight between 17:00 and 10:00: £10.00 per hour (must be a minimum of eight hours' usage)
  • Leica Spe inverted: £10.00 per hour (single detector)

Olympus Widefield Microscope

  • £4.00 per hour


  • ImageXpress Micro XL High Content Screening System: £10.00 per hour
  • ImageXpress MSB High Content Screening System: £26.00 per hour 
  • Overnight (must be between 18:00 - 09:00): £7.00 per hour
  • Zeiss AxioScan Z1:
    • Before 01 August 2024: £1.00 per slide for bright-field slides. £2.50 per slide for fluorescent samples
    • From 01 August 2024: £15.00 per hour

Image Processing Software

  • Huygens: £15.00 per half day
  • Imaris: £15.00 per half day

Photoshop, Photography, Artwork and Design services

  • £5.00 per hour
  • Larger jobs by arrangement

3t3f Cancer cell

Purkinje cell

Drosophila embryo
  3t3f cancer cell             Purkinje cell              Drosophila embryo