The Centre for Biophotonics fosters world-class interdisciplinary research between physicists and biomedical scientists in the area of advanced optical imaging. This involves the routine development of innovative optical microscopy technologies and their applications to diverse research themes within life sciences that includes drug delivery, infection and disease, and cancer research. We also provide a service facility that comprises a range of standard commercial instruments capable of multi-modal microscopy and optical mesoscopy.

The Centre for Biophotonics was created with substantial funding from the Joint Infrastructure Fund, the Scottish Higher Education Funding Council, the Robertson Trust and the University of Strathclyde, and our research is funded by a wide range of government, industrial and charitable sources.

Please see Research for our current research and development activities and Techniques and Facilities for more details on the microscopy facilities available.

We welcome collaboration and will be happy to discuss your imaging requirements.

Gail McConnell, Owain Millington, and Gillian Robb

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Photonex 2015
Johanna Tragardh is at Photonex 2015....... more

Ada Lovelace Day 2015
Gail McConnell is one of the speakers at the first Ada Lovelace Day event to be held at the University of Strathclyde....... more