The ARCHA Advanced Imaging Facility

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Welcome to the  Imaging Facility Web Page

Here you will find Information about:

  • Fluorescence Microscopy
  • The facility and equipment
  • Interesting Updates
  • Tips and links to other useful pages

Microscopy is a fundamental technique for cell-based investigations as it allows detailed sample visualization. The ARCHA Imaging Facility currently provides a large number of research groups with access to state-of-the-art microscopy equipment. 

Thanks to the interdisciplinary nature of ARCHA itself and the wide range of capabilities of the facility we cater for groups from Pharmacy, Alternative methods of Drug delivery, Biology, Pharmacology, Medical Chemistry, Chemistry, Engineering and Optometry.

The facility contains both a Wide-field fluorescence microscope and a  Laser scanning  confocal system  with a resonant scanner and multiphoton laser add on, enabling users to carry out a range of experiments from sample screening to deep tissue imaging. More detailed descriptions of these can be found within these pages.

For any information regarding the facility contact Charlie Clarke -Bland, ARCHA Imaging Facility Manager, at, ext: 3009