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Histology Core Facility

Providing both the equipment and technical support, producing high-quality tissue sections for microscopy or digital imaging.

Histology supports a wide range of research projects within the Faculty across most research groups.

Our state-of-the-art facility is housed within the A.V. Hill building, room G.013.

Handling of tissue prior to and during histological techniques is a key step in obtaining good images. Before you begin your project we encourage you to discuss your requirements with us. We provide advice and protocols on the best methods for necropsy, tissue preparation, preservation, processing and staining in order to achieve the best images from your research tissue samples.

We provide training and support for all histological procedures from tissue/cell acquisition, cryotomy techniques, fixation, processing, sectioning and staining, including standard and special histological, immunohistochemical (IHC) and molecular pathology techniques such as in situ hybridization (ISH) staining protocols. 

The equipment is available for use by trained staff and students via an online booking system. You will be required to be registered on PPMS.

For imaging, slide scanning and morphometric imaging analysis, please contact the Bioimaging Core Facility.


Peter Walker
Histology Facility Manager
Tel: +44 (0)161 275 1476 Histology core facility / +44(0) 161 275 6771 Office

Karen Piper Hanley
Academic Lead
Tel: +44 (0)161 306 0643