About Us

Microscope is a free and open source software project aiming to provide a native Python interface to microscope devices independent of hardware specifics.


Development of Microscope started in 2016 at the University of Oxford Micron Bioimaging Unit. Development was initially guided to support development of a new version of Cockpit, a graphical user interface for the control of bespoke microscopes.


Development of Microscope at Micron was supported by the Wellcome Trust Strategic Award 107457/Z/15/Z to Prof. Ilan Davis between 2016 and 2021.