Bio-Imaging Unit

Nikon NiE

Nikon NiE Upright Fluorescence


The Nikon NiE is a semi-automated microscope.

The Nikon NiE microscope can be used to view slides. The camera is an Andor Zyla 5.2.

The filters, condenser and z drive are all automated. This allows for multichannel, z stack imaging to be performed.

The system is run through Nikon’s versatile Elements software package. It also incorporates wizards to allow the automated capture and analysis of fluorescence images.


Here you can find the specifications for this microscope.

Imaging modes

  • volume x,y,z (3D)
  • fluorescence


This microscope is located in The Institute of Neuroscience (ION), on campus.

The Institute of Neuroscience (ION) is based in the Henry Wellcome Building in the Medical School.

The equipment is located in room G32.

Henry Wellcome Building
The Medical School
Framlington Place
Newcastle University
Newcastle upon Tyne

Here, you can get directions to the building.

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Find out how to book this microscope.

The minimal booking time for this system is 30 minutes. Time increments of 15 minutes are permitted.

Bookings can be cancelled with no charge up to an hour before scheduled use.

Before booking this equipment, please ensure the following:

  • any users are fully trained, and approved by a member of BioImaging facility staff
  • microscopes are left in a good state of tidiness (lenses/stage should be cleaned of any oil)
  • filters and lenses must not be removed or switched between systems without authorisation from Bioimaging facility staff

If you work at Newcastle University, you can book this microscope online by using iLab.

If you're a commercial company or an academic at another institution, just contact us to discuss your requirements.