Institute of Biological and Biomedical Sciences


University of Portsmouth Imaging Centre

UPIC was created in 2006 as a facility to bring together the wide variety of advanced microscopy techniques available in the Institute of Biomedical and Biomolecular Science. The Centre has a purpose-built Microscopy Imaging Suite (St Michael's Building), which houses the atomic force microscope, live cell imaging microscope, total internal reflectance microscope and laser capture micro dissection apparatus. Various other microscopes, including three confocal instruments, are located close by in dedicated rooms.

Areas of expertise

Dr James Smith - AFM, STM, Live Cell Imaging, TIRF

Dr Simon Cragg - TEM, SEM, ESEM

Dr Steven Vayro - Calcium Imaging

Ms Jeannette Beveridge - CLSM

Mrs Lowrie Taylor - LCMD

Mrs Jill Rice - Cell Culture