Super-resolution imaging

We use revolutionary imaging techniques to answer some of the biggest questions in biology and medicine.

researcher with microscope

We aim to develop and apply cutting-edge imaging technologies in super-resolution microscopy, including atomic force microscopy (AFM), single-molecule fluorescence microscopy, structured illumination microscopy (SIM), stochastic optical reconstruction microscopy (STORM) and Photo-activated localisation microscopy (PALM) to address key biological questions.

With significant investment from the University of Sheffield and external funders (£7M), our facilities are unique for their combination of microscopy capabilities.

Recent research highlights


For further information and research opportunities, please see the staff page of individual researchers below:

Research institutes

Our research on Super-Resolution Imaging is supported by and feeds into the following University Research Institutes.

Flagship institutes

The University’s four flagship institutes bring together our key strengths to tackle global issues, turning interdisciplinary and translational research into real-world solutions.