ESRIC Expertise

Professor Rory Duncan is the Co-Director of ESRIC and Director of the IB3 at Heriot-Watt University. His research focuses on regulated exocytosis and calcium signalling. He has particular expertise in SMLM and FLIM


Professor Wendy Bickmore is the Co-Director of ESRIC and Director of the MRC Human Genetics Unit at the IGC, University of Edinburgh. Her research focuses on organisation of the genome in the nucleus using imaging techniques such as SIM.


Dr. Ann Wheeler is the facility manager of the University of Edinburgh site at the IGC and works with collaborators to improve imaging samples at super-resolution level. Ann has particular expertise in the use of SIM and single-molecule technologies.


Matthew Pearson is a technical expert in advanced microscopy and forms part of the IGMM advanced imaging team where the SIM and STORM microscopes are housed. Matthew has years of hands-on-experience teaching students and post-doctorates and helping them get the most out of their imaging experiments.


Dr. Jessica Valli manages the Heriot-Watt University ESRIC site at the IB3. She works closely with ESRIC users to optimise and develop their research ideas using state-of-the-art microscopy techniques and organise the annual summer school.


Dr Colin Rickman uses state-of-the-art microscopy techniques to study regulated secretion at level of single proteins using advanced localisation and cluster analysis. Colin teaches at the ESRIC Summer School covering SMLM.