UCL Institute of Ophthalmology


Catalogue of Expertise and Equipment

Our staff at the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology and Moorfields Eye Hospital have expertise in a number of areas at the cutting edge of current ophthalmic research. This page gives an overview of the areas of expertise and the equipment used, and helps you find the right contact for your queries.

Areas of expertise


If you wish to use any of this equipment, please contact the person indicated in the respective row and column, and arrange training with them, if needed.


Principal use and general commentsContact Person
AOSLO (Adaptive Optics Scanning Laser Ophthalmoscope)

Human Photoreceptors

Angelos Kalitzeos
Autostainern/aSamanta Da Silva Fonseca
Brightfield microscopesAlmost any multicellular organismLab managers
Cell culture hood and incubatorsHuman, porcine, mouse/endothelial cells, RPE, eyeLab managers
CentrifugeCellsLab managers
Computers and network storage solutions mid-HPCImages, it is a largely bespoke kitNikolas Pontikos
Confocal microscopesAnimals, histology

Matt Hayes
Diana Sefic Svara,
Dhani Tracey-White

Conventional human visual electrophysiology equipmentLocated outside IoO (contact Omar Mahroo for info)Omar Mahroo

Lab managers

ElectroencephalographyHumans, from infancy to old ageTessa Dekker
ElectroporationCellsAmanda Carr,
Naheed Kanuga
Embedding centren/aSamanta Da Silva Fonseca
Embedding ovenResin embedded electron microscopy samplesClare Futter
Eye-trackingHumans, from infancy to old ageTessa Dekker
Flow cytometerProteins and cells derived from tissues, blood, fluidsVirginia Calder,
Ayad Eddaoudi
Fluorescent stereomicroscopeAny samplesRyan MacDonald
Grade B cleanroomTranslation of research protocols into regulatory compliant clinical (human) advanced therapies manufacturing
Advanced therapies manufactured for pre-clinical testing (human cells)
Advanced therapies manufactured for clinical trials
Julie Daniels
High-performance computingn/aAnthony Khawaja
Immuno autostainern/aSamanta Da Silva Fonseca
Infrared scannerAnyKarl Matter
2 Linux HPCs with GPUs + storagen/aNikolas Pontikos
Linux servern/aNikolas Pontikos
Luminescence counterCellsAmanda Carr
Luminometern/aLab managers
Machine learning/computational modellingHumans, from infancy to old ageTessa Dekker
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)Humans, from infancy to old ageTessa Dekker
Microinjection stationsZebrafishRyan MacDonald
MicroscopesCellsLab managers
Microtomen/aSamanta Da Silva Fonseca,
Lab managers
Nucleofectorn/aPedro Fale
OCT (Optical Coherence Thermography)Animals, histologyLab managers
PCR machinesCellsLab managers
Plate readerHuman, porcine, mouse/endothelial cells, RPE, eyeMaria Balda,
Naheed Kanuga,
Karl Matter
RETeval, LKC technologiesHand-held devices that can be used to record the full-field human electroretinogram without the need for pharmacological pupil dilation, and with specialised skin electrodesOmar Mahroo
SeahorseZebrafish, cellsAmanda Carr,
Naheed Kanuga
SLO (Scanning Laser Ophthalmoscope)Animals, histologyVy Luong
Tissue processorn/aSamanta Da Silva Fonseca
Two-photon microscopesMiceCharu Reddy
UltramicrotomeResin embedded electron microscopy samplesClare Futter
Ussing chamberCellsAmanda Carr
Visual acuity, reading, contrast sensitivity testsHumans - adults and childrenMichael Crossland
Visual testing devices and equipment for measuring visual functionHumansAndrew Stockman,
Andrew Rider
Virtual and augmented realityHumans, from infancy to old ageTessa Dekker
Western blotting cells and protein dry transfer equipmentn/aLab managers

If you would like your expertise to be included please email Claire Roberts.