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Dr André Toulouse secures SFI funding for a major upgrade of the UCC Biosciences Imaging Centre.
Dr André Toulouse, Director of the Biosciences Imaging Centre and Lecturer in the Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience has received major funding from Science Foundation Ireland Infrastructure programme.
The €140,000 allocated will be used to complete important upgrades to the Centre’s Multiphoton and Laser-scanning confocal microscopes. In addition, 4 fluorescence microscopes will receive major upgrades to their image acquisition components, expanding the facility’s capacity in fluorescence, brightfield and phase-contrast microscopy.
The Biosciences Imaging Centre is a unique and important resource for members of the scientific community as they approach a variety of research problems that call for microscopy techniques. It provides training and assistance in brightfield, fluorescence, confocal, transmission and scanning electron microscopy to more than 40 researchers from 10 academic departments as well as private sector customers.