Research

The Wolfson Bioimaging Facility underpins international-quality research across the University of Bristol and further afield.

By providing a broad range of advanced imaging technologies encompassing and linking light and electron microscopy, the Facility supports many research areas, including:

  • Cancer
  • Cardiovascular Science
  • Cell Biology
  • Infection and Immunity
  • Nanoscience
  • Neuroscience
  • Regenerative Medicine
  • Synthetic Biology

Our users

Our user base currently encompasses over 300 researchers from a wide range of disciplines in the biomedical and physical sciences across the University. The impact and scope of the Wolfson Bioimaging Facility is seen in over 700 research publications that include data acquired on our microscopes.

We advise and train researchers at all levels of their careers to optimise the use of our microscope systems and to process and analyse the data they generate.

Recent publications highlights

Recent publications

Metabotropic action of postsynaptic kainate receptors triggers hippocampal long-term potentiation.Nature Neuroscience 20: 529-539 (2017) 

Decorating self-assembled peptide cages with proteinsACS Nano Jul 11 doi: 10.1021/acsnano.7b02368 (2017)

Predatory behaviour in synthetic protocell communitiesNature Chemistry 9, 110-119 (2017) .

Examples of images resulting from research in the Wolfson Bioimaging Facility featured as journal front covers by Journal of Cell Biology, Blood, Molecular Microbiology and Acta Neuropathologica

Acknowledging the Facility

Using the Wolfson Bioimaging Facility for your research? Don't forget to acknowledge us in your publications.

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