The Gurdon Institute Imaging Facility offers a wide variety of advanced light microscopy systems and provides support with experimental design, sample preparation, image acquisition, computational image analysis and data presentation as well as microscopy training
Gurdon Institute Imaging Facility microscopes
- Leica SP8 upright confocal
- Leica SP8 WL inverted confocal
- Zeiss 880 Airyscan confocal
- Zeiss Z1 Light-sheet microscope
- Nikon SoRa spinning disk
- Nikon AX confocal (coming soon)
If you are interested in using one of our microscopes in your research, please head to the Gurdon Institute Imaging Facility Website for more information about arranging a visit.
Our team of imaging specialists
Alex Sossick: Head of Scientific Facilities and Imaging
Alex has a strong background in microscopy and optics and manages the sequencing, flow cytometry and imaging facilities at the Gurdon. Alex has an international influence on imaging strategy and infrastructure in his role as Light Microscopy lead with the Royal Microscopical Society.
Nicola Lawrence PhD: Microscopy Associate/ Deputy Head of Imaging
With a background in developmental biology, Nicola Lawrence has extensive experience of experimental design, sample preparation and image acquisition using a wide variety of techniques from standard wide-field and confocal, to more complex methods such as structured illumination and light-sheet microscopy.
Richard Butler PhD: Image Analysis Specialist
Sargon Gross-Thebing PhD: Imaging Associate
As a cell and developmental biologist recently graduated with an interdisciplinary PhD, Sargon has sound hands-on experience in various imaging modalities such as light-sheet microscopy and the development of efficient workflows to support quantitative image processing and analysis of big imaging data.