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Imaging Facility

We enable users to image samples in a variety of ways. Our services span bioimaging, flow cytometry, electron microscopy, molecular spectroscopy and metrology.


The Bioimaging unit encompasses several different approaches to imaging biological and non-biological samples.

Flow cytometry

Flow cytometry is a reliable and fast technique to extract variable information from thousands of cells in a matter of minutes.

Use our flow cytometry service

Flow cytometry and fluorescence-activated cell sorting (FACS) refers to the usage of specialised instruments that measure and characterise cell populations.

Electron microscopy​

Electron microscopy encompasses a number of imaging techniques which use a focused beam of electrons to produce an image, rather than using visible light.

Molecular spectroscopy

Fourier Transform Infrared spectroscopy allows vibrational and rotational modes of chemical bonds to be analysed. This is particularly useful for identifying organic compounds.


We are equipped with state-of-the-art metrology equipment allowing repeatable precision measurements of materials for industry, manufacturing, and research.


Our equipment ensures stable, comparable and accurate measurements for research.

Imaging Facility

The Imaging Facility offers users the ability to image samples in a wide variety of ways and on different scales, from sub-nanometre to macro imaging. Our services span bioimaging, flow cytometry, electron microscopy and molecular spectroscopy.

The Imaging Facility is part of the Research Infrastructure and Facilities department.

Contact us

If you are unsure of the technology you need or would like to book an instrument, get in touch with our instrument specialists.