MRC Institute of Genetics & Molecular Medicine
MRC Institute of Genetics & Molecular Medicine

Advanced Imaging Resource

Access to and support with visualisation and quantification of samples using cutting edge imaging technologies.

IGMM imaging

The IGMM Advanced Imaging Resource is a consortium of Imaging Facilities within the IGMM. Please see our equipment pages for more detailed information. We work together with the Phenotypic Discovery Facility and the Centre for Comparative Pathology facilities.

We are also a partner in the Edinburgh Super-Resolution Imaging Consortium, providing access to super-resolution optical imaging platforms.

We are able to support imaging ranging from model organisms through to sub cellular structures utilising cutting edge imaging tools and technologies. More information (IGMM users only)

The Advanced Imaging Facility in IGMM Central houses the following imaging systems:

  • Light, epifluorescence and Confocal Microscopes for live and fixed experiments
  • Spinning Disk Confocal Microscopy
  • Multiphoton Confocal Microscope and Stimulated Raman Spectroscopy
  • Structured Illumination Microscopy (SIM)
  • Stochastic Optical Reconstruction Microscopy (STORM)
  • Optical Projection Tomography, stereo- and macroscopic systems
  • High content imaging including Quantitative Pathology
  • Image analysis and informatics

The Advanced imaging resource also offers opportunities for training that enables researchers to engage with the latest technologies through workshops, on site demonstrations of new equipment and close liaison with our industrial partners. As well as this we teach in the internationally recognised ESRIC Super-resolution summer school.

The facility is staffed by a manager, highly skilled scientific officers and an image informatician to provide scientific support for research.


Ann Wheeler Head of Facility
Helen Caldwell Hammamatsu Slide Scanner Specialist
Martin Lee Multiphoton, Stimulated Raman Spectroscopy and Confocal Specialist
Matt Pearson Light Microscopy Applications Specialist
Laura Murphy Imaging Informatician


For more information on the services provided within the facility, to make a booking or arrange training, please contact us here.


The Facility

Access to and support with visualisation and quantification of samples using cutting edge imaging technologies.

Our Equipment

Links to technical specifications and manuals for our Advanced Imaging Resource equipment.

Bioimage Analysis

We provide a full range of image analysis support for research studies within the IGMM. We can support your project from inception all the way to publication. Laura Murphy is our Bioimage analyst.