“Getting into the Gut of plumbing” by Aparna Mahadevan (LKCMedicine) 1st Place, NOBIC Image Contest 2023


NTU Optical Bio-Imaging Centre (NOBIC) provides expertise in optical imaging and microscopy to researchers at Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine (LKCMedicine) and Singapore Centre for Environmental Life Sciences Engineering (SCELSE) at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU). Currently, NOBIC supports also the Institute for Digital Molecular Analytics and Science (IDMxS). Our team consists of physicists, chemists and engineers who together cover a broad range of expertise relevant to optical imaging in life and biomedical sciences, including the design and development of customised imaging systems, advanced imaging experiments or image processing and analysis. Our activities can be loosely divided into two domains (with a lot of overlap between them):

Imaging facilities operation and user support:

Research and development in optical imaging methods and instrumentation:

The research and development activities are centered around NOBIC Imaging Research Laboratory and the adjacent prototyping workshop, where a variety of custom optomechanical parts can be manufactured. 

We welcome collaboration with researchers and industrial partners. Do not hesitate to contact us if you think our expertise in optical imaging can help you to solve your scientific questions. Visit our GitHub page for details of our designs and solutions and for our collection of FIJI/Image J macros written for our microscopy facilities users.

Our Expertise

Instrumentation for Optical Imaging & (Micro)spectroscopy
Instrument Control Software Development & Image Analysis;
Microscopy Techniques, Applications & Sample Preparation