The imaging team currently has 5 members. Ann Wheeler, Matt Pearson and Laura Murphy have offices in CG.05/7 in IGMM Central. Martin Lee oversees Intravital imaging and SRS Raman and is located in IGMM South, Helen Caldwell oversees digital pathology and is also located in IGMM South.

If you need help with the microscopes please come and find us in the facility office, call the facility helpline on 518767 or email us. During core hours Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm (*) you should find a team member who is available. If we aren’t in the offices check the facility rooms. If you are in a hurry or out of hours see our FAQs below.

We also have information about IGMM 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.

Super-users – These are an experienced group of research staff who frequently use the AIR imaging facilities and are happy to advise about techniques and application.

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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