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Miss Maria McGlynn, Manager of the Image Resource Facility

Biography

Microscopy research has been a prominent fundamental element and core personal interest in my professional undertaking to become a specialist within the expert field of bio-imaging.

In 2012, after a twelve year career as an accomplished underwater photographer, I completed a BSc (Hons) Marine Biology degree gaining skills and expertise in biological applications in electron microscopy.

As Manager of the Image Resource Facility I am responsible for the overall operation of the electron microscopy, light microscopy and histology sample preparation sections. I also provide training and guidance in transmission electron microscopy (TEM). As your first point of contact I am happy to help you with the requirements for your project and techniques you feel may benefit your project.

Division

Core Research Facility

Room No

01.48 Jenner Wing

Tel

+44(0)20 8725 5218

Email

mmcglynn@sgul.ac.uk


Mr Gregg Perry, Light Microscopy Technician

Biography

My background features a broad education in bioscience, including a BSc in Biochemistry and an MSc in Bioscience Technology. Functional comparison of Confocal and SPIM (“Light Sheet”) imaging - with zebrafish development as a subject matter - were the main focus of my MSc research project, and provide the background upon which I have built my microscopy skills and knowledge. Having experienced a variety of biology research fields throughout my studies, I enjoy fitting microscopy applications to requirements in research.

Within my role as Light Microscopy Technician I ensure the quality and reliability of our Light Microscopy Suite, and provide training to all users on our Light Microscopy platforms. I have a wide variety of interests in biology and biomedical sciences, and will endeavour to tailor our services to your research.

Division

Core Research Facility

Room No

01.48 Jenner Wing

Tel

+44(0)20 8725 5218

Email

gperry@sgul.ac.uk


Dr Ferran Valderrama, Academic Director of the Image Resource Facility Senior Lecturer

Biography

I am a cell biologist with a background in cell migration. Through my scientific career I have developed a great interest in microscopy techniques.

In November 2009, after my postdoctoral training – that included time at EMBL-Heidelberg, LRI-CRUK, Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research and King’s College London – I joined St George’s as a Principal Investigator. My lab uses mainly microscopy techniques to investigate the biology of Prostate Cancer with special emphasis in the role of cell migration in this process.

Since October 2012, I am also the Academic Director of the Image Resource Facility (IRF). Here, we aim to coordinate all the current Imaging Resources – including Scanning and Transmission Electron Microscopy, Light, Epifluorescence and Confocal Microscopy (with live imaging capabilities), and sample preparative equipment – to offer a service to the St George’s research community, NHS-Trust and other external users. Thus, if you feel your project could benefit of a specific microscopy technique, we would be very pleased to hear about it and see how we could help!

Research Centre

Centre for Biomedical Education

Division

Core Research Facility

Room No

2.216A Jenner Wing

Tel

+44(0)20 8725 4202

Email

fvalderr@sgul.ac.uk

 

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