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As part of a strategy to integrate imaging technology across the Institute, an imaging platform for the Sir Graeme Davies Building – named The Glasgow Imaging Facility (GIF) - has been created with Dr Leandro Lemgruber Soares (pictured) appointed as an Imaging Technologist.

Dr Lemgruber, who was previously responsible for the imaging equipment of the Wellcome Centre for Molecular Parasitology, has considerable expertise and experience of light and electron microscopy techniques.

He is your first point of contact for information and support on available techniques and advising on future grants and projects, as well as ensuring access management is simplified and improved.

Our Vision

Glasgow Imaging Facility schematic

A centralised imaging platform that will allow the integration of service contracts, attract new users and allow a better integration with partners in other universities and in industry.

Imaging will be the enabling biomedical technology of the next 30 years in the same way that DNA/DNA sequencing has been over the last 30 years.

We anticipate that the Glasgow Imaging Facility will be a model and beacon for imaging development in the College of MVLS and the University of Glasgow.


Our Team

The Glasgow Imaging Facility Team


Dr Leandro Lemgruber Soares | Imaging Technologist

Dr Lemgruber Soares is Imaging Technologist for the Institute of Infection, Immunity & Inflammation, for which he both established and manages the Glasgow Imaging Facility.

‌‌Head and shoulders profile shot of Dr Leandro Lemgruber

 Ms Maragret Mullin | Electron Microscopy Technician

Margaret Mullin head and shoulders shot

Mrs Susan Baillie | Research Technician

Using her knowledge of the many micrscopes we have on offer, Susan's role at the Glasgow Imaging Facility sees her train researchers in microscopy techniques.

Head and shoulders shot of Susan Baillie

 Mr Ryan Ritchie | IVIS Facility Manager

Ryan Ritchie is the facility manager for the In Vivo Imaging System (IVIS), as well as currently working as one of Professor Mike Barrett’s laboratory technicians.

Ryan Ritchie head and shoulders profile shot


Imaging Technologies

The Institute and Research Centres have imaging technologies that cover whole body imaging (resolution in mm), through conventional wide-field, confocal and multi-photon microscopy (resolution in µm), to high-resolution approaches breaking the resolution limit of light (resolution in nm).

The microscopy technologies that are part of GIF are: Spinning Disk Confocal, Multiphoton, High Content InCell (previously part of the Scottish Bioscreening Facility), Super-Resolution (3D-SIM and STORM), wide-field deconvolution (DV-Core and Leica DMi8) and the imaging flow cytometer ImageStream.

In addition, the In vivo Imaging Systems (IVIS and FxPro) located in JRF and CRF respectively, plus the Electron Microscopy Unit, previously part of the School of Life Sciences, will be also integrated within 3IP. An additional system will be integrated later this year – a new upright Zeiss 880 confocal.

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