Alex completed his PhD studying organogenesis in the Drosophila embryo, utilising confocal and structured illumination (OMX) super-resolution microscopy. He then progressed to postdoctoral research where he made use of live-cell widefield fluorescence (Deltavision), confocal, super-resolution (OMX) microscopy alongside multi-photon optopharmacology and laser photoablation to probe the role of the cytoskeleton in mammalian and yeast mitosis. Whilst working as a postdoctoral researcher he was the point-of-contact for the laboratory Deltavision suite, engaging with engineers to implement upgrades and troubleshoot issues.
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 DeltaVision customers. He has been using his knowledge from his degree to diagnose and repair computer related issues for the 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 DeltaVision customers, he works on developing new ideas which could be added to existing products.
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!
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.