Welcome to the Bioimaging Centre
The Bioimaging Centre is a major research facility within the School of Biosciences providing both state of the art instrumentation and experienced staff to assist researchers and students in collaborative and multidisciplinary research by applying advanced cellular imaging techniques to address key questions in biology.
The Bioimaging Centre is a major research facility within Biosciences, providing both state of the art instrumentation and experienced staff to assist researchers and students in collaborative and multidisciplinary research by applying advanced cellular imaging techniques to address key questions in biology.
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The Centre is located in the Geoffrey Pope Building, University of Exeter, and supports both the department of Biosciences as well as the Living Systems Institute, as well as other Faculties and external users.
What we do
The Centre is run financially by the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, headed by the Director and managed by an Experimental Officer. Together with three research technicians and a research finance administrator, the Bioimaging team is actively involved in study design, research and teaching. We fully integrate both modalities, with transmission and scanning electron microscopes sitting side-by-side to laser scanning confocal and wide-field fluorescence microscopes. Although set up as a single integrated multi-user facility, we have a separate senior research technician for both domains of the facility in order to provide efficient and high quality service covering the varied aspects of modern microscopy.
As a TRAC-rated research facility, the Bioimaging Centre is based on a full ecnomic costing principle. However, several 'low cost' schemes have been implemented to initiate research projects and support research grant applications. These schemes are subsidised by the Faculity and it is important that customers recognise their responsibility to use data raised under these schemes for future grant applications.
Our aim is to support research projects within the University of Exeter, as well as external projects and collaborations with state of the art facilities and specialist knowledge for both light and electron microscopy users. We consider it vital that our users are satisfied and welcome any constructive criticism.
If you have any questions about the Bioimaging Centre or would like to use any of our microscopes or other equipment, then please get in contact with us.