UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health


UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health Light Microscopy Core Facility

Confocal microscopy

Instruments & Booking

Please select your imaging system below for further details.

All users must have an account on our booking system and have received training before using any facility equipment.

Facility Access Fee: £25 per quarter. All users will be charged an access fee every 3 months for the use of any of the facility equipment. Full facility charges are detailed here: Using the Facility - Facility Charges.

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Confocal Microscopes

Inverted confocal for fixed or live samples with environmental chambers for long term imaging. Spectral unmixing, FRET and FRAP.

Location: Room 153, PUW, ICH

Multiphoton upright confocal with GaAsP detectors and water dipping objectives. Suitable for tissue ablations, deep imaging and live imaging with environmental control. Super-resolution with Airyscan.

Location: Room 153, PUW, ICH

  • Spinning Disk Confocal

Fast 4 colour confocal imaging. CSU22 disk, 10x0.3 20x0.8 40x1.3 Oil, 63x1.4 Oil, 100x1.4 Oil.

Location: Room 301, Main Building, ICH

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Widefield Microscopes

A range of high quality systems for fluorescence and transmitted light microscopy (histological stained samples).

Location: Room 310, Main Building, ICH

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Live Imaging

Zeiss axiovert with motorized stage and environmental control for long term multipoint live imaging.

Location: Room 301, Main Building, ICH 

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Imaging Workstations

Two workstations equipped with advanced imaging software.

Custom image analysis workflows and macros to automate your analysis. Contact the facility manager for advice. 

Location: Room 310, Main Building, ICH

Services available:

  • user training
  • experimental design
  • sourcing of reagents and techniques; finding alternative approaches
  • data acquisition
  • data analysis - custom designed macros for automated analysis
  • data presentation.

Funding and Acknowledgemts

Please acknowledge use of the facility in all publications. Suggested text: Microscopy was performed at the Light Microscopy Core Facility, UCL GOS Institute of Child Health supported by the NIHR GOSH BRC award 17DD08.

The facility is funded in part by an award from the NIHR Great Ormond St Hospital BRC.

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