The cryo-electron microscopy facility provides capabilities for high resolution electron microscopy and tomography of stained and unstained specimens. It is equipped with an FEI Tecnai F20 cryo-electron microscope. Cryo-EM allows the observation of biological samples in their native environment, in the absence of the distortions and artifacts associated with traditional sample preparation methods. The facility also has a Leica UC6 cryo-microtome for ultrathin sectioning of frozen samples. The instruments are available for use by trained users (training is available) or as a core service.


  • FEI Tecnai F20 200kV FEG electron microscope with Gatan Ultrascan 4000 CCD camera

  • Gatan 626 cryo-sample holder
    FEI Vitrobot sample vitrification apparatus

  • Leica Ultracut UC6 cryo-microtome

  • Emitech K100X glow discharge apparatus

Facility Manager: Cindy Rodenburg
Director: Terje Dokland
Phone: 996-4502   

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