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Dementia Research Institute

Our Dementia Research Institute houses state-of-the-art fluorescence microscopy systems.

Researchers can perform detailed studies of samples using spinning disc and laser-scanning confocals in addition to conducting large-scale screening approaches using a robot-assisted high-content screening platform.

Dedicated data-handling infrastructure and analysis software provides researchers with the tools to interrogate and analyse image data.

Learn more about the Dementia Research Institute


Name Make/Model Details
High-content fluorescence imaging platform Perkin Elmer Opera Phenix Automated, high-content fluorescence imaging system with widefield and confocal capabilities. High-NA water immersion objectives give high resolution and maximise photon harvest. sCMOS cameras provide a large field of view and the system features environmental control for live cell imaging.
Laser scanning confocal Leica SP8 Laser scanning confocal microscope for high quality fluorescence imaging. Hybrid detectors and prism-based spectral optics enhance sensitivity.
Spinning disc confocal Zeiss Cell Observer SD. A Yokagawa spinning disc head fitted to a Zeiss Examiner upright stand allows rapid and sensitive fluorescence imaging with optical sectioning and high image quality.
Single cell analysis system TaKaRa ICELL8 cx Single-Cell System. Single cell system for the rapid isolation and analysis of large numbers of single cells.

Get in touch

Andrew Jefferson

+44 (0)29 2251 0895


  • Hadyn Ellis Building
    Maindy Road
    CF24 4HQ