• Please use individual TLL account to login to the systems. Do not login using anyone else’s account.
  • You are not allowed to wear gloves or a lab coat when operating the microscopes and the computer.
  • Ensure that objective lenses only come into contact with the correct immersion medium and only use 1 drop.
  • If you have any questions or problems during your session, please refer to a list of contact numbers in each confocal room.
  • After each session, remember to clean oil immersion lenses after use:

      1. Blot oil using a new piece of Whatman lens tissue (never Kim Wipes)
      2. Use a second piece with 100% of ethanol
      3. Use a 3rd piece to wipe away any remianing residue.

  • Fill in the log book and specify any problems encountered.
  • Please save your files using your own storage devices (USB drive) and/or on the TLL network. The D-drive is for temporary storage only. Any data older than 6 months will be deleted.
  • If you break any of the Guidelines and Booking rules (e.g. failure to book a session; uninformed cancellation of a session; leaving a lens dirty; excessive booking; booking on behalf of your lab memebrs etc.) you will be subjected to the 3 strikes policy.

        1st offence - you will receive a warning and be reminded of the rules.

        2nd offence - you will receive a second warning and we will inform your PI.

        3rd offence - you will be banned from using any of the microscopes in our facility for 2 weeks.


  • If you use the TLL Bioimaging facility and/or have been trained or assisted by any of our facility members in your research, then this should be acknowledged appropriately in your publications and presentations.