NOBIC looks after imaging facilities at LKCMedicine and SCELSE, ensures the microscopes are in a good working order and troubleshoot technical issues. We train users in microscope operation, assist them with issues encountered during their experiments and collaborate with them on advanced imaging experiments and image analysis. Do not hesitate to contact us (nobic.facilities[..]e.ntu.edu.sg) to help you with any aspects of your imaging experiments. For more information visit:

Advanced Biofilm Imaging Facility (ABIF) at SCELSE

Advanced Optical Bio-Imaging Platform (AOBIP) at LKCMedicine

The imaging facilities are located in LKCMedicine Experimental Medicine Building (NTU Main Campus), Clinical Sciences Building (Novena Campus) and in SCELSE. See the details of each microscope for its location.

Important Note

When publishing (in the form of journal articles, talks, posters, social media posts etc.) any images obtained at NOBIC facilities and/or any results derived from those images, kindly acknowledge the facility. Suggested acknowledgment text follows:

"Microscopy images were acquired at NTU Optical Bio-Imaging Centre (NOBIC) imaging facilities at LKCMedicine*/SCELSE*."
(*select whichever applies)

In case NOBIC staff assisted you in your experiment or image processing and analysis, kindly add:

"Assistance of NOBIC staff with image acquisition* / processing* / analysis* is acknowledged." (*select whichever applies)

Do not hesitate to contact us if you need advice on describing the microscopy experiment in Materials & Methods (or analogous) section of your manuscript to ensure the description contains all details needed to reproduce the experiment.

For New Users

To use the imaging facilities, register in our equipment booking system (by registering as imaging facility user you accept the facility usage policies for ABIF and SOPs for microscope booking, utilisation monitoring, incident reporting and equipment maintenance applicable to AOBIP). When using the facilities, kindly follow these essential guidelines. Usage of imaging facilities equipment requires training consisting of 3 parts:


Key to microscope quick details (location / fluorophores & filters / objectives):

Location: Experimental Medicine Building (E), Clinical Sciences Building (C) and SCELSE (S).

Fluorophores & filters (for fluorophore spectra refer e.g. to FPbase):