Microscopy and Histology

  • Feb 2014 - Axioscan Z1 Slide Scanner now available - contact staff for details or see the slide scanner web page
  • Nov 2013 - New Facebook page - Please like our page!
  • December 2013 - Installation of new Zeiss AxioScan Z1 slide scanner. Can do brightfield and fluorescence at x10 and x20
  • June 2013 - Official opening of new TEM facility - visit university site for press release
  • December 2012 - Installation of the new Perkin Elmer spinning disk confocal microscope
  • August 2012 - Zeiss invert upgrade (Haggis) to motorized Zeiss Z1 Observer
  • August 2012 - LSM700 upgraded to run Zen 2011 (blue and black) and also installation of new MRc colour camera


Microscopy Course 2016

The Microscopy and Histology Core Facility usually runs an annual microscopy course every year in November. This year we have decided to change the format of this course, responding to the feedback we have received over the past few years calling for more hands on time on the microscopes. The new format will also allow students to attend only the sessions that they are interested in.   

This year’s course will begin with an introductory presentation at 2pm on Wednesday 9th November 2016 to give a general overview of our facility (this part will be free of charge). At this introductory session, attendees can then choose which further sessions they want to come along to (the sessions will be Histology, Light/fluorescence microscopy, Confocal microscopy and Electron Microscopy). Each session would include an in depth presentation and a hands on session and we would schedule this after the introductory session at a time to suit all attendees.

There would be a charge of £25 per person per session and people can choose to attend just one session or they can attend all four.

Please email microscopy@abdn.ac.uk to register a place on this year’s course.


This course is open to all staff and students.