The Dunn School Bioimaging Facility is open to all members of Oxford University, as well as to external users on a case-by-case basis. To access the facility, prospective users should first setup a meeting with either Alan Wainman (Light Microscopy) or Errin Johnson (Electron Microscopy); please see contact details below.

Upon approval of the Project Safety Application, users will be registered and have access to the online booking system, and will be expected to adhere to the Bioimaging users policy. All users will receive training for each piece of equipment they wish to use, as well as advice for experimental designs and help with troubleshooting. Usage charges are available upon application and vary depending on the instrument and project. We are also able to prepare quotes for grant applications.

Full service jobs and commercial work are also possible for sample preparation and electron microscopy, for an additional fee.

Contact Details

Light Microscopes

If you would like to use the Light Microscope facilities please contact Alan Wainman. Alan is a post-doc with the Micron Advanced Bioimaging Unit and manages the light microscopes based in the Dunn School. Alan has over a decade of experience in light microscopy and will be able to help you with all your LM imaging needs. He is also a post-doc in Jordan Raff's lab in the Dunn School, where he investigates how a cell builds centrosomes.


(Raff Group) Room 214.10.25, Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, South Parks Road. (01865 275531)

Electron Microscopes

If you would like to use the Electron Microscope facilities please contact the EM Facility Manager, Errin Johnson. Errin is an experienced electron microscopist, and a specialist in biological specimen preparation for electron microscopy. She enjoys the challenges associated with EM specimen preparation and is keen to help users at every step of the way in producing high quality electron micrographs.


Room 214.00.21, Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, South Parks Road. (01865 285742)