The Dundee OMX Microscope -
Meiosis in barley: The two strands of the synaptonemal complex, labelled with Asy1 (green) and Zyp1 (red), and spaced by a distance of only 100nm, can be clearly discerned. 3D-SIM image by Dylan Phillips, University of Aberystwyth, Wales
In delivery of our mission we are achieving production line Super-Resolution Microscopy, supporting users with advice and expertise from experimental setup, to data acquisition and processing, all the way to data analysis.
We are running 3D-Structured Illumination, for highly improved spatial and axial resolution as well as fast, multi-channel Time Lapse Microscopy, at an up to 90 fps frame-rate. The commercial OMX system (Applied Precision, a GE Healthcare company) was purchased by (the Scottish Universities Life Sciences Alliance) and is currently running as a version 3 system.
Serving more than 95 different projects from Scotland, the UK and Europe over the last 4 years has allowed us to build a wide expertise on a huge diversity of samples with a wide variety of different biological backgrounds and questions.
(Advanced Light Microscopy – Access to Innovative Technologies)
In the first half of 2012 we supported no less than nine Euro-BioImaging projects from European research institutions with over 350 hours of imaging on the Dundee OMX !
Find some amazing 3D-SIM images
from the Proof-of-Concept Studies in our Image Gallery.
last updated May 2013