Bloomsbury Consortium for Advanced Light Microscopy


Division of Medicine - WIBR


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

In Autumn 2016 a brand new Zeiss LSM880 Airyscan FAST microscope was installed in the Cruciform Building (Wolfson Institute for Biomedical Research).

  • This instrument has: 

    • six laser lines (405, 458, 488, 514, 561, 633nm)
    • a range of objectives allowing fast imaging of low-level fluorescence in sections or slices (e.g. 25x/0.8NA PlanApo multi-immersion, 0.57mm working distance) 
    • GaAsP detectors allowing 96 frames/second image acquisition in FAST mode (512x512 pixels).  
    • includes Zeiss control and analysis software (ZEN) on the microscope and a free-standing workstation.  

This state of the art instrument is available to trained users within and outside UCL on a pay-per-use basis.  

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

For more information, please visit the Zeiss 880 Airyscan FAST microscope website

For training and access please contact Matthew Grist m.grist@ucl.ac.uk