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Charlie Clarke-Bland

Biology/Biosciences

ARCHA Advanced Imaging Facility Manager


Member of the Aston Research Centre for Healthy Ageing
Member of the Royal Microscopical Society
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
Flow Cytometry and Light Microscopy representative M6 Consortium

e-mail: c.bland1@aston.ac.uk
telephone:
+44 (0) 121 204 3009

School of Life & Health Sciences
Aston University
Aston Triangle
Birmingham
B4 7ET

The ARCHA Advanced Imaging Facility Currently Houses:

  • Wide-field Fluorescence Microscopes
  • Confocal System with Multiphoton and resonant scanner
  • Cell IQ
  • Surface Plasmon Resonance Machine
  • Seahorse XF
  • Flow cytometers
As the imaging facility manager I maintain the facility and its equipment. I train individual users and advise on experiment design and help optimise techniques. I am responsible for the security and Health and Safety standards of the facility.
The ARCHA Advanced Imaging Facility has been designed to meet a wide variety of imaging needs, from long term time lapse microscopy to 4D and high resolution imaging. The facility currently collaborates with over 60 individuals across a variety of disciplines including, Biology, Pharmacy, Optometry, Chemistry, Chemical engineering, Photonics, Aston Medical School and Material Physics.
The Facility welcomes both internal and external collaborations, more information about the facility can be found here.

Biomedical Sciences 2nd year academic tutor
Masters Module Co-ordinator Advanced Biomedical Imaging
Aston Progression Pathway (APP) Biology Tutor
Aston Masterclass Programme – Light and Fluorescence  Microscopy
AimHigher UniFest -  Light and Fluorescence  Microscopy

Postgraduate Diploma in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education
Royal Microscopy Society Diploma

Awarded to M6 Papin Prize for  ‘Contribution to Teaching’, Nottingham, 2015