Bioimaging Core Facility


The Bioimaging Core Facility at Ulster University is equipped with £5 million state-of-the-art instrumentation and provides a unique opportunity for access to imaging modalities rarely found within a single laboratory. This includes all major variations of light and electron microscopy, confocal, two-photon, second harmonic generation and super resolution microscopy as well as significant software solutions for deconvolution, three-dimensional reconstruction and the latest software from Explora Nova for the implementation of one stop stereology.

The facility has Reference Laboratory status on two fronts (EM and super resolution optical microscopy) and can provide expert assistance from factory-trained staff on manufacturer maintained and optimised microscopes. All instruments are comprehensively serviced and calibrated by manufacturers engineers and the lab has extensive collaborative links with global industries and over two decades of productive collaborations with instrument manufacturers and software developers


Stereo Zoom Microscopy
Fluorescence Microscopy
Cryo-Ultramicrotomy and Preparatory Techniques
Environmental Scanning Electron Microscopy
Stimulated Emission Depletion (STED) Super Resolution
Cryo-Focused Ion Beam/Scanning Electron Microscopy

Scientific Officer: Dr Barry O’Hagan
Tel: 028701 24765