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zeiss 980 instrument with monitor displaying a microscopy image


  • Inverted confocal ideal for rapid live cell, 4D imaging.
  • Sophisticated software allows fine control of imaging, including airyscan, automation, spectral separation and processing. 




  • EC Plan-Neofluar 2.5x/0.085 
  • PApo 10x/0.45 
  • LD LCI Plan-Apochromat 25x/0.8 Imm autocorr DIC  
  • C-Apochromat 40x/1.2 W Corr 
  • C Plan-Apochromat 63x/1.4 Oil DIC 
  • C-Apochromat 63x/1.2 W Corr 


  • Colibri solid state LED lamps. Red (630 nm), Yellow (590 nm), Green (555 nm), Cyan (511nm), Blue (475 nm), Violet (430 nm) and UV (385 nm) 
  • Diode lasers 405 nm, 445 nm, 488 nm, 514 nm and 639 nm. 
  • DPSS laser 561 nm, 594 nm 


  • Spectral detector 32 channels GaAsP PMT plus 2 channels MA-PMT 
  • Axiocam 305 mono 


  • Chamber with temperature control 
  • CO2 stage 


  • Zen Blue


We request that publications that include data or analysis performed within the facility use the following acknowledgment- “We gratefully acknowledge the Oxford-ZEISS Centre of Excellence in Biomedical Imaging for their support and assistance in this work. The O-Z CoE is supported by the Kennedy Trust for Rheumatology Research, IDRM and Carl Zeiss GMBH."