Jack Corless studied a BSC (Hons.) degree in Computer Science at Royal Holloway, University of London between 2013 - 2016 and afterwards decided to join IMSOL as a Support and Development Engineer. Jack supports Cytiva DeltaVision customers. He has been using his knowledge from his degree to diagnose and repair computer related issues for the Cytiva DeltaVision along with some of IMSOL’s other products. Jack has a strong drive to see an issue fully resolved before moving onto support another customer. When Jack is not supporting Cytiva DeltaVision customers, he works on developing new ideas which could be added to existing products.
Katia obtained a MSc in Marketing Management and a BA (Hons) in Business & Marketing. She initially was employed by IMSOL through a KTP project led by UCLAN University. She is now Marketing Manager at Image Solutions and has more than 10 years’ experience in a variety of marketing roles with particular focus on Branding, Marketing Communications, Website Design, Email Marketing, Online Marketing, Advertising and Promotional activities. As a Marketing Manager at Image Solutions, she is responsible for planning, implementing and controlling both online and offline marketing activities. She has worked on several projects for the company including: • Design and Implementation of the new Website • Launch and management of Email Campaigns • Full management of participation to industry events and exhibitions.
Ian Corless founded Image Solutions in 1993. His background was originally a BSc (Hons) degree in Electronic Engineering followed by 5 years as a design engineer. Ian loved his job and the people he worked with but came dissented with the financial rewards and with the desperation to own a Porsche 911. This led him to make a career move into technical sales. Ian learned a lot in a short space of time and found the commercial world challenging and rewarding the 911 followed (theme develops). He ended up running his own business as the result of a poor career move joining a company that did not live up to expectations he found himself looking for a job. If he was ever going to start a business, this was it.
Paul Cullingford joined ImSol in 2008. He is an Engineering Business Development Manager. He has 10 years of experience within the live-cell imaging industry. His main responsibility at Image Solutions cover the design and development of accessories for the core imaging business including: -Cell environmental conditioning (temperature, humidity and gasses) -Design and development of bespoke imaging equipment hardware -Repair and refurbishment of imaging equipment. Paul Cullingford has worked as a Mechanical Engineer for over 35 years gaining experience within a broad spectrum of predominately manufacturing industries. His strengths are Design, Development and Production. Since he started he has developed a number of projects for Image Solutions. Some of these are: -imcubator: live-cell imaging incubation system; -imcubator: cool, cooling system for under-ambient conditions. Paul can offer the service from concept to delivery of bespoke automated imaging machinery. If you have an idea, talk to him and see what he can deliver!
Tim was recruited to the ImSol team on a temporary basis to help with a short-term project. That was well over a decade ago and he is still there! The varied nature of customer requirements means to him that there is always something interesting going on. “In this age of restricted budgets, funding is tighter than ever which means there is often some creative thinking required to deliver a solution for a customer within their financial budget. The challenge of providing ever more sophisticated systems within real world constraints keeps us all on our toes. It’s not always easy but it is always interesting and challenging and that along with maintaining ImSol’s excellent reputation for value and customer service are powerful motivators. Here’s to the next decade…” Tim Fletcher, Business Development Manager
"I have been with ImSol for over 12 years. In this time I have developed an expanding service support system putting the needs of our customer first. Whilst the equipment evolves, support has always remained at a consistent high standard. I enjoy working with complex equipment and it never ceases to surprise me how these systems are used in the various scientific fields. The company has an amazing group of people with complimentary skill sets that cover a wide range of equipment, applications and experience. It is these people who with their incredible abilities that provide remarkable solutions for difficult problems. I feel very privileged to be involved with and part of a group of people and a company that provide solutions for imaging."
Sam got into microscopy as an undergraduate, using SEM and TEM to study leaf epiphytism. Following this, he worked for his PhD at University of Edinburgh and Zeneca, across formulation chemistry, microscopy and trials, predominantly using SEM, confocal, multiphoton and widefield microscopy to study the uptake of a drug to its target site on the mitochondrial bc1 complex. From there, he took up a position running the Imaging Facility at the University of Dundee, where he directed advanced imaging across the schools of life sciences, medicine and physics. Sam also headed the School's centre for advanced scientific technologies, which encompassed Advanced Imaging, FACS, X-ray crystallography, Proteomics and the Stem cell facility. On a practical level, he developed the University's Widefield deconvolution, OMX super resolution (of which they were an early adopter), FLIM, FRET, Spinning disk, multiphoton and deep tissue imaging, and Photokinetics resources. Sam also has a passion for equipment development and interdisciplinary research. He managed the Physics and Life Sciences interdisciplinary lab and co-led a recent Marie Curie ITN program of 13 students who variously worked on laser tweezers, light sheet and raman confocal. His own (brilliant) student developed ultra-fast semi conductor lasers for multiphoton applications. After 15 years Sam was ready for a fresh challenge and in 2018 was delighted to take the role of Applications Scientist with ImSol. He supports OMX, Deconvolution and Holographic Tomography as well as anything else where he can make a useful contribution.
Tony has been involved in microscopy of various flavours all of his working life, from his first position in the early 1980s as an assistant research scientist in the materials technology department at the then Royal Military College of Science (now Defence Academy of the United Kingdom) through to his over 15-year tenure at ImSol. Somewhat unusually, initially specialising in electron microscopy (both scanning and transmission) and x-ray microanalysis before branching into advanced light microscopy and image analysis; utilising these instruments to address a range of metallurgical and materials research projects. Tony left academia for the commercial world in the early 1990s, joining Tracor Europa (latterly Thermo NORAN) as a sales engineer specialising in x-ray microanalysers but also promoting the company’s Tandem Scanning and newly developed Odyssey laser scanning confocal microscopes. Since this baptism he has carved a sales career in the commercial bioimaging sector primarily selling high capital value advanced optical microscopes, primarily in north and western Europe but also as far afield as Israel, South Africa and Russia; and worked for a number of specialist suppliers including Bio-Rad and Thermo NORAN prior to joining ImSol. His time with ImSol has centred on working with his service and applications colleagues to steadily and significantly grow the company’s DeltaVision and OMX microscopes installed base. Tony very much enjoys his role within the organisation and the contribution he is able to make to the business. Outside of work he enjoys watching sports (rugby/football/motor racing), cars and family but not necessarily in the order listed!