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Kings College London

The Nikon Centre of Excellence at King’s College London is a light microscopy core facility situated within the Maurice Wohl Clinical Neuroscience Institute. The aim of the Centre is to support researchers with advancing their understanding of the molecular, cellular and functional basis of neurological and psychiatric disorders and the discovery, implementation and evaluation of novel diagnostic tools and therapeutic interventions.The Nikon Centre of Excellence at King’s College London is a light microscopy core facility situated within the Maurice Wohl Clinical Neuroscience Institute. The aim of the Centre is to support researchers with advancing their understanding of the molecular, cellular and functional basis of neurological and psychiatric disorders and the discovery, implementation and evaluation of novel diagnostic tools and therapeutic interventions.

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NIC Director

Maddy Parsons, Ph.D.

NIC Manager

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King’s College London
Guy’s Campus
London
SE1 1UL
United Kingdom


Systems Available

A1R HD with Ti-E

A1R Multiphoton with Ni-E FN

Nikon's A1R HD multiphoton microscope enables high speed, deep tissue imaging in live organisms with unprecedented sensitivity and clarity. The system features an ultra-high speed resonant scanner capable of 420 fps imaging, a galvanometric scanner for high-resolution imaging, high-sensitivity GaAsP Multi Detector in both episcopic and diascopic imaging paths to optimize signal detection and high N.A. objective lenses designed for high-resolution, deep tissue imaging.

CSU-X1 Spinning Disk with Ti-E

The Yokogawa CSU-X1 spinning disk confocal combined with Nikon’s Ti-E inverted research microscope platform provides fast, high-resolution 4D imaging of living cells with minimal effects of photo-damage. The Ti-E microscope is equipped with Perfect Focus (PFS) to enable long time-lapse imaging without focus drift. The system is also equipped with a fast, laser-based raster-scanning device (Miniscanner) for photobleaching and photostimulation.

N-STORM 5.0 with Ti2-E

N-STORM is a super-resolution microscope system that combines “STochastic Optical Reconstruction Microscopy” technology and Nikon's Eclipse Ti2-E research inverted microscope. The N-STORM super-resolution microscope provides dramatically enhanced resolution that is 10 times that of conventional optical microscopes.

N-SIM S with Ti2-E

The N-SIM S Super Resolution Microscope is a unique high-speed structured illumination system that achieves acquisition speeds of up to 15 fps, enabling fast biological processes to be captured at twice the spatial resolution of conventional light microscopes (up to 115nm in XY). Combining the N-SIM S and Ti2-E microscope gives you the flexibility to select a location in the confocal image and switch to super-resolution to view the desired part of the location in minute detail.

A1Rsi with a Ti-E Inverted Microscope

The A1si is a powerful point scanning confocal microscope system suitable for a broad range of applications, particularly spectral resolution and rapid imaging. The A1R comes equipped with a unique hybrid scan head, incorporating both an ultra high-speed resonant scanner and a high-resolution galvano scanner, enabling simultaneous bleaching/photoactivation and acquisition. The enhanced spectral imaging capabilities feature acquisition of a 32-channel spectral image (512 x 512 pixels) with a single scan in 0.6 second. 512 x 32-pixel images can be captured at 24 fps.