SingaScope in Singapore


Infrastructure description

SingaScope is a Singapore-wide microscopy infrastructure network that enables all scientists to identify and access valuable microscopy resources, both instrumentation and expertise, across the Singapore research ecosystem.

SingaScope brings together a broad range of capabilities through the partnership of Singapore’s leading microscopy platforms across A*STAR, the Singapore Microscopy and Bioimage Analysis at Mechanobiology Institute (SIMBA-MBI), Centre for Bioimaging Sciences (CBIS), Advanced Imaging Laboratory at Life Sciences Institute and the NUSMed Core for Microscopy and Analysis (CMA) within NUS , as well as the NTU Optical Bio-imaging Centre (NOBIC) within NTU, and the Advanced Bioimaging (ABI) facility at SingHealth-Duke NUS.

Imaging is possible across the length scales, from fine ultrastructural electron microscopy, through high spatiotemporal imaging of dynamic cellular processes, to 3D intra-vital imaging deep within living tissues and animals. Importantly this includes the critical complementary techniques of sample preparation and quantitative image analysis.

A team of dedicated expert staff have the experience to consult, train, support and offer high-quality service to scientists. We have well-established practical training programs (1:1 sessions, international courses, workshops and symposia) and strong links with relevant industry partners (e.g. Olympus, Leica and GE Healthcare).

As well as standard wide-field and confocal microscopy, SingaScope focuses on the following areas of advanced imaging:

  • 3D-imaging
  • F-techniques
  • Live-cell imaging
  • Super-resolution microscopy
  • Electron microscopy
  • Image analysis & processing

Infrastructure website

Overview of the imaging facility along with the available instruments and services provided can be found at the following website.

The Shadowing Offer

Main focus

Aspects related to user access

Quality management

Core facility management

Hands-on: all of our instruments (full details on website)

Training course organisation and execution, training process for new users

Other Activities

A*STAR/Singapore-wide seminars

Other events taking place during the stay

Preferred position of applicant

Facility manager

Imaging specialist

Duration of stay

Up to 5 days