Researcher using microscopeThe Bio-Imaging Unit aims to provide an invaluable state-of-the-art microscopy resource not only to the University but to other academic institutions and industry.

The facility caters for a wide variety of imaging requirements and can offer conventional brightfield, phase, DIC and widefield–fluorescence microscopy  as well as confocal-microscopy including  two-photon microscopy and ‘high-content’ confocal screening.

This allows us to cover a wide range of imaging techniques for example: Fluorescence Recovery After Photobleach (FRAP), Forster Resonance Energy Transfer (FRET), time lapse (live-cell) and volume (z-stack) imaging. 

Our equipment can accommodate fixed and live-cell requirements and is supported by several networked and dedicated workstations.

The Bio-Imaging Unit is one of a number of facilities available for commercial use at Newcastle University. A full list of University Research Facilities can be found on the Services for Business web pages.