Micron Oxford aims to develop and apply new and emerging advanced microscopy technologies to facilitate important discoveries in basic biomedical research. To achieve this, we coordinate and manage the interdepartmental and interdisciplinary cooperation required to lower the activation energy for biologists to become early adopters of advanced imaging methods.
Our advanced microscopy facilities are located across Oxford primarily in Biochemistry, Dunn School, WIMM and WTCHG. However, we include scientists in many other departments, including, Physics, Chemistry, Engineering, CNCB, DPAG, Kennedy and Diamond. Our facilities include all flavours of super resolution imaging modalities as well as single molecule methods and CLEM. We develop and adopt new technologies across all areas of Microscopy: Probe development, specimen preparation, instrument preparation and image analysis.
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This are Drosophila meiosis II spermatocyte cells. Nuclei are stained blue with DAPI, microtubules are marked green by an antibody bound to FITC and the centriole/basal bodies are labeled red with an antibody bound to Asl. (Anna Franz. Raff Lab).