Cairnfocal Project

A versatile imaging system, developed in collaboration with Cairn Research, which can switch between imaging modalities with sub millisecond transition times to adapt to the needs of a wide range of sample types.

The imaging modalities provide the minimally invasive but low-resolution epi-fluorescence though increasing invasive but higher resolution confocal and structured illumination until the highest resolution is achieved through the most intrusive, localisation microscopy.

The ability of the system to overcome the limitations of conventional single mode microscopy is demonstrated by several biological investigations.

Images captured with the Cairnfocal

Credit to Liyana V. Peedikakkal and Ashley J. Cadby

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