We have launched a brief survey examining the needs in the Life Sciences around the use or potential utility of optical (fluorescence) microscopies. This takes ~ 6 minutes to complete and gives you an opportunity to stay in touch or engaged directly with the new developments of the newly launched UKRI Future Leader Fellowship within the Applied Biophotonics Group. Whether you are an experienced microscopist or never had the opportunity to use optical imaging, can such microscopies add value to your research or day-to-day work? If so, what holds you back? If you work within any area of Life Sciences, we would like to hear about your experiences. Please take the survey and let us know.