"We undertake research into the basic mechanisms underlying loss of skeletal muscle during ageing and worked closely with Alan Monk to establish techniques to examine the structure of neuromuscular junctions in muscle tissue in situ. Alan was invaluable in this, he identified the confocal microscope set-up that we would require, arranged loan of the equipment for us and worked closely with us to generate beautiful high quality images of the junctions that we were able include in a successful grant application to the Medical Research Council. Once we had purchased the confocal, Alan provided outstanding training to our post-docs to enable them to obtain similar quality images and continued to support us in solving complex issues in imaging tissues. Overall, our lab’s successful engagement with intra vital microscopy would not have been possible without him."
Prof Malcolm J Jackson, Associate Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Impact
Institute of Ageing and Chronic Disease, Faculty of Health & life Sciences, University of Liverpool
"We recently booked Alan from Microscope Wizards to service and repair a broad range of microscopes in our research labs. The level of knowledge and expertise shown during this visit was exceptional and everyone was extremely happy with Alan’s thorough approach. The service was professional and efficient and several end users have also commented that they have learned a lot from talking to Alan during his work. We would be very happy to book services through Microscope Wizards in the future and I would highly recommend to anyone who is looking for a knowledgeable and professional microscope engineer."
Mrs Lisa Jameson, Deputy Technical Operations Manager, Stopford 1 Domain, Faculty of Biology, Medicine & Health, University of Manchester
"Microscope Wizards came to my university teaching labs last year to service our equipment and train my staff on basic microscopy. The classes were fun and friendly, everyone enjoyed them and felt more confident with the large range of microscopes that we have for the students. Alan's depth of knowledge was exceptional and we all came away having learned something new. I left the course with more confidence and, to top it off, our microscopes have never worked better!"
Mr Anthony Steel, Technical Manager, Undergraduate Teaching Labs, Faculty of Biology, Medicine & Health, University of Manchester
"Alan from Microscope Wizards is not only helpful and competent, but also very efficient to solve quickly the issues we had with our instument. We have always had an outstanding service from Alan and we recommend him very highly indeed."
Prof Sylvie Urbe & Dr Claire Heride, Department of Cellular and Molecular Physiology, Institute of Translational Medicine, University of Liverpool
"Very professional and friendly service. Thorough microscope servicing, troubleshooting, installation of software packages and training in their use."
Dr Jo McPartland, Consultant Paediatric Pathologist, Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust
"I met Alan several years ago when our lab needed advice as to which confocal / super resolution microscope to purchase. It quickly became apparent that Alan is not only extremely knowledgeable but he is completely approachable and friendly. Our final purchase decision was made just as much on the fact that Alan would be the person providing our after purchase support as the microscope system itself. Alan has been invaluable from day one, whether it has been with troubleshooting or providing exceptional training, knowing that Alan was on hand throughout this has been extremely reassuring. I can’t recommend him highly enough."
Jessica Caldwell, Research Technician, Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, University of Manchester
"Alan came to my workplace to assist in upgrading our inverted microscope in addition to providing training of the equipment. The service he provided was excellent and very professional and he was always happy to provide additional help and information via email when required. His knowledge and expertise of all aspects of microscopy I would highly recommnend."
Alexis Joseph, R&D Microbiologist, Advanced Medical Solutions Limited
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