UIC: Advanced Imaging Unit

  • Gaby G Martins
  • Gaby G Martins, PhD

    Facility Head

    Email: gaby@igc.gulbenkian.pt

    Phone: + 351 214 464 539

    Ext: 539

    Personal Website: www.gabygmartins.info

    I am in charge of managing the imaging equipment and provide support to users in the microscopes, in experimental design & sample preparation protocols, and in support in image analysis. I also organize internal and international workshops. My research area is on cell & developmental biology.

  • Mária Hanulová
  • Mária Hanulová, PhD

    Microscopy Assistant

    Email: mhanulova@igc.gulbenkian.pt

    Phone: + 351 214 464 607

    Ext: 533

    Description under construction.

  • Alexandre Lopes
  • Alexandre Lopes, MSc

    OPenT/OpenSpin developer and Microscopy Assistant

    Email: alopes@igc.gulbenkian.pt

    Phone: + 351 214 464 607

    Ext: 533

    I am an imaging and microscopy assistant in the facility and, I am in charge of the hardware development of the Mesoscope system, which consists on the physical merge of an Optical Projection Tomography system and Light Sheet Microscope system. Additionally, I also provide assistance for the workstation management and am a speaker on internal imaging courses.

  • José Marques
  • José Marques, MSc

    Microscopy Assistant

    Email: jpmarques@igc.gulbenkian.pt

    Phone: + 351 214 464 607

    Ext: 533

    Github: github.com/zeserrado-marques

    I am in charge of microscope maintenance, user assistance and training. I also help users in Image Analysis and develop macros in Fiji for user’s specific needs.

    Hobbies: Guitar, Video Games and Volleyball.

  • Donald Fowler
  • Donald Fowler, PhD

    Postdoc Researcher

    Email: dfowler@igc.gulbenkian.pt

    Phone: + 351 214 464 607

    Ext: 533

    I am a postdoc in the Advanced Imaging Unit, working with the mesoscope, and other tissue based methods of microscopy. My expertise in the unit is in tissue preparation. I have a multidisciplinary background that spans systems biology to palaeontology. At the heart of what I do is the dynamics of tissue scales of biology. I hope to promote the use of mesoscopic imaging at the IGC through improved techniques and the advancement of the biological concepts and ideas that emerge from this scale of biology.

UIC Collaborators:

  • Nuno Moreno
  • Nuno Moreno, PhD

    Technical Development

    Email: moreno@igc.gulbenkian.pt

    Phone: + 351 214 464 358

    Ext: 538

    Nuno is now in charge of the "Equipment and Maintenance", an IGC technical platform responsible for ensuring effective equipment acquisition, distribution and usage. Nuno still collaborates with the UIC on technical development, is still responsible for the UIC reservation website development & maintainance, and collaborates in algorithm development for quantitative microscopy. Nuno's research areas are vesicle trafficking and oscillatory behavior of apical growing cells.

Former members:

  • Nuno Pimpão Martins
  • Nuno Pimpão Martins, MSc

    Microscopy Assistant

    Former assistant of advanced microscopy, including confocal, DIC, widefield fluorescence microscopy and dSTORM Super-Resolution; which consisted in training, advising and assisting with image acquisition. Also maintained the microscopes and policed their use.

  • Hugo Pereira
  • Hugo Pereira, MSc

    Technical Development - SPIM

    Former developer of the Single Plane Illumination microscope (SPIM) built in the institute. In addition, Hugo was a microscopy and imaging technician for the facility.

  • João Lagarto
  • João Lagarto, PhD

    Technical Development - FCS/FLIM

  • Ania S. R. Goncalves
  • Ania S. R. Goncalves, MSc

    Microscopy Assistant

    Former assistant to users with microscopy, including confocal, DIC, widefield fluorescence and OPT clearing and acquisition. Was also responsible for organizing internal workshops and general logistics.

  • Emilio J. Gualda
  • Emilio J. Gualda, PhD

    Microscopy Developer

    Microscopy Researcher

    Former developer of new systems for the UIC, such as a Single Plane Illumination microscope (SPIM), Fluorescence Correlation Spectroscopy (FCS) or an inverted two-photon/second harmonic microscope.

  • Pedro Almada
  • Pedro Almada, MSc

    Microscopy Assistant

    Former Advanced Imaging Unit Microscopy assistant, who was responsible for the microsocpe maintenance and user assistance and training.