The Wolfson Bioimaging Facility is a newly established (2008) microscopy
facility located on Floor C of the Medical Sciences Building, University of Bristol.
We feel we are unique in the UK because we fully integrate both modalities, with new
FEI electron microscopes sitting side-by-side to the latest Leica and Perkin Elmer
confocal microscopes; we are particularly well set up for live cell imaging and for
correlative light and electron microscopy (CLEM).
Our aim is to provide both the latest-state-of-the-art, as well as more routine
facilities for both Light and Electron Microscopy users. Although set up as a single
integrated facility it is clear that both light and electron microscopy have their
own quirks and expertise requirements, and so we have a separate manager and team of
technicians for each arm of the facility;
Light Microscopy Unit
and Electron Microscopy Unit.
The Wolfson Bioimaging Facility was established by the merger of the MRC Cell
Imaging Facility and an Electron Microscopy Unit within the Department of Physiology.
To celebrate this we organised an official opening on June 20, 2008, and a
Symposium on January 8, 2009.
We are now fully open for business and if you have any
questions about the facility or would like to use any of our microscopes
or other equipment, then please get in contact with us.
Steering Group Chair: Prof David Stephens: (David.Stephens@bristol.ac.uk)
Dr Mike Ashby (School of Physiology and Pharmacology)
Dr Carmen Galan (School of Chemistry)
Dr Chrissy Hammond (School of Biochemistry)
Dr Jon Hanley (School of Biochemistry)
Prof Craig McArdle (School of Clinical Sciences)
Dr Heather Whitney (School of Biological Sciences)
Prof Christoph Wuelfing (School of Cellular and Molecular Medicine)