Bioimaging

At the John Innes Centre, we have state-of-the-art bioimaging facilities, in both light and electron microscopy.

Facility staff provide full training and technical support to suit everyone, from total beginners to those who are more experienced.

Use of the equipment is on two levels; you can use it yourself once fully trained, with our ongoing technical support, or we can provide a full service with the emphasis on collaborative projects.

We provide a routine sample preparation service, such as embedding and sectioning, but also offer many specialised techniques and bespoke services.

We cater for a wide range of imaging requirements with special expertise in plants and microbes and limited experience in animal cells and materials science. We can also offer advice on choice of techniques, experimental design, image interpretation and image analysis.

Where the work requires a specialist technique or our extensive input, we will generally collaborate with the scientists, resulting in a joint publication.

The Bioimaging facility primarily supports the microscopy needs of scientists at the John Innes Centre but these resources are available to the wider Norwich Research Park and can be accessed by other external customers, both academic and industrial. Potential external users should contact the head of Bioimaging in the first instance to assess if there is sufficient availability and get a quote.

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