Edinburgh Super-Resolution Imaging Consortium


A multidisciplinary approach to biological research through state-of-the-art microscopy techniques.

The Edinburgh Super-Resolution Imaging Consortium (ESRIC) represents the coming together of expertise across a broad scientific spectrum from cell biologists to physical scientists with the aim to extend the boundaries of cellular imaging beyond diffraction limits in order to investigate cellular functions and human disease.

ESRIC provides an openly accessible resource with the tools to address fundamental questions in human biology and disease. ESRIC houses state-of-the-art imaging technologies alongside molecular biology and cell culturing facilities, which are open to researchers from any field anywhere in the world with equal priority to all. Free training is available on how to use all of the optical systems and super-resolution techniques, as well as support in experimental design and data processing. ESRIC is founded on a strong collaborative network between researchers across the physical and biological sciences, this approach forms the basis for the consortium and hopes to provide the foundations for further collaborations.




Find out about our imaging facility, including the systems and techniques we provide access to and how best to decide  what is right for your experiment.

ESRIC research promotes collaborations across disciplines and institutions, which generate the many research projects within the ESRIC consortium.

ESRIC aims to educate both researchers and the general public through our annual Super Resolution Summer School, and other training and outreach events.



ESRIC at Heriot Watt University

William Perkin Building      

Riccarton Campus         

Edinburgh, EH14 4AS, UK

ESRIC at University of Edinburgh

Institute for Genetics and Cancer

Crewe Road South 

Edinburgh, EH4 2XU, UK

Facility Manager: Jessica Valli

Facility Manager: Ann Wheeler