Advance Imaging Facility

- User form
- AIF biosafety form
- Proforma form

We have to charge for use of the microscopes to cover the running and maintenance costs of the imaging facility. The AIF has become a small research facility in February 2010 and can be found under 'Research facilities' in Lucre for grant applications. Please, take care that the total cost on Lucre reflects the costs as given below.

Charges are by financial year (Aug-July) and for internal use only.


£44/hour with a maximum of £4400/year for new grant applications. On LUCRE look for:

Microscope FAC-Mcope Microscope Facility - microscopes (11)

Undergraduate student £5/hour with a maximum of 10% of bench fees
(at the moment £50)
Postgraduate student £5/hour with a maximum of 10% of bench fees
(at the moment £150)
PhD student

£10/hour with a maximum of 10% of bench fees for a standard PhD, which includes a bench fee.

£20/hour if you apply for own PhD grant funding to a funding body.

Vectra Polaris slide scanner;

all users

£ 15/hour; this is independent of charges for use of other microscope systems in the AIF and subject to change. For large project please contact Dr Straatman.

Parties interested in use of our equipment from outside the University of Leicester please contact the facility manager Dr Kees Straatman for information and pricing.

There are special circumstances were alternative charges apply, for example obtain preliminary data for a grant application or to finish an article after the grant has finished. Users who want to make use of this possibility are asked to write a short proposal. Please download the proforma form.

For use of equipment of the AIF after the 1st of August 2011 all users have to fill out an user form. Please download the user form, print it, fill it out and send it via internal post to: Kees Straatman CBS/Henry Wellcome Building.

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