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Laboratory services

The confocal microscopy Core Facility at the UCL Institute of Child Health (ICH) and Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children (GOSH) provides state of the art instrumentation for imaging and data analysis.

The facility is equipped with one confocal microscope:

Zeiss LSM 710 (excitation: 405, 458, 488, 514, 561, 594 and 633 nm) This allow a range of experiments with fixed or live samples with environmental chambers (control of temperature and gases) available on all systems making it possible to perform experiments over long time courses. More specialised imaging experiments including spectral imaging, FRET and FRAP can also be performed on the confocal microscopes.

An hourly charge is applied for use and training on the confocal microscopes.

Services available include:

  • user training
  • user assistance and machine troubleshooting
  • design of experiments
  • sourcing of reagents and techniques; finding alternative approaches
  • data acquisition
  • data analysis and interpretation
  • data presentation.

We are also open to collaboration.


Room 153, First floor, Philip Ullmann Laboratories, ICH (Confocal microscopes)

Room 301, Third floor, Wellcome Trust Building (Time-lapse microscope)

Opening times

From 8am to 10:30pm, 7 days a week.
Facility staff are currently available Monday and Friday only, 9am to 6pm.

Guidelines for the use of the facility are provided on these web pages. Please ensure you have read the relevant guidelines to maximise the success and validity of your experiment.

Page last modified on 21 oct 14 12:40 by Lesley Alterman