The imaging team currently has 6 members. Ann Wheeler, Matt Pearson, Laura Murphy and James Iremonger have offices in CG.05/7 in IGC Central. Martin Lee oversees Intravital imaging and SRS Raman and is located in IGC South, Helen Caldwell oversees digital pathology and is also located in IGC South.

If you need help with the microscopes the process is slightly different.

  1. We can’t offer in person help, please contact us via MS Teams or call the facility helpline on 518767 or email us.
  2. We have several support videos as we understand remote sessions only help software issues. There are videos for FAQs and turning on instruments.
  3. During core hours Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm(*) you should find a team member who is available although they may not be an expert on the system you use. Please let us know ahead of time if you know you need assistance with a new or complex experiment.

We also have information about IGC core facilities, cryoelectron microscopy, ESRIC and other Edinburgh Imaging facilities accessed by following the links.


Facility Maps – The facility has several rooms and is spread over two buildings.

Costs – AIR is a Small Reseach Facility. Information about facility recharge for University of Edinburgh users is here

Using the AIR- The AIR uses PPMS to manage our resources, we have details of how to use the booking software and the registration process. The facility is open access, we have details of our costs and guidelines.

We have manuals for each of our systems next to the microscopes and on the equipment pages

Our technical specification pages has information including details of objective lenses, which dyes you can use in our facility, protocols and information for publication. We also have how to videos for bioimage analysis on our you-tube channel.

The facility has a steering committee which meets annually.

If there is an unmet scientific need or you would like to discuss research please speak to Ann. We have close links with other imaging facilities in Edinburgh including ESRIC@Heriot Watt, SCRM, SURF, IMPACT, COIL, Edinburgh Imaging and others. We are very happy to listen and help.

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