Imaging at the CVR

Imaging at the CVR

Image of the SMSB taken from the river

Welcome to the CVR’s imaging page. Imaging is a vital tool to the modern virologist, literally shedding light on viral behaviour and virus-host relationships. The CVR is very fortunate to possess state-of-the-art imaging equipment including a Zeiss Airyscan, which facilitates the acquisition of super-resolution images. The Airyscan is attached to a Zeiss LSM880 confocal microscope, this being just one of four confocal microscopes in the Centre. These instruments, along with the Zeiss Observer Z.1 microscope for live cell time-lapse imaging and the Zeiss Robopalm IV laser capture microscope, keep the CVR at the cutting edge of current imaging technology.

Equipment options

Light Microscopy

Electron Microscopy

Other Imaging

Booking Instructions

View our booking instructions Booking instructions.

To use any of the equipment in the following list the user must be trained and the equipment booked before use:

  • Zeiss LSM 880 with Airyscan confocal microscope
  • Zeiss LSM 710 meta confocal microscope
  • Zeiss LSM 510 meta confocal microscope
  • Zeiss Observer Z.1 livecell time-lapse imager

In addition, there are many imagers that can be used without charge. Booking for the following instruments is not required but in some instances, training will be required and the instruments should only be used following prior arrangement:

  • Correlative microscope with Linkam CMS-196 cryo-correlative microscopy stage
  • Zeiss PALM Microbeam IV laser capture microscope
  • Nanosight LM10 particle counter/sizer
  • Perkin Elmer Trio
  • Zeiss FL40 fluorescent microscope in 416
  • EVOS FL auto

If you are unsure which piece of major equipment you require please consult the CVR Microscope Chooser

Further Information

Further Information

Click here for further information and booking details.

Further enquiries - contact or tel: 0141 330 4025