Our Services

servicesCore Imaging Facility provides a wide range of electron microscopy related research services. All services are available to anyone, academic or private users, with an interest in electron microscopy.

  • Conventional TEM sample preparation including embedding in various types of resin and ultrathin sectioning.
  • Conventional SEM sample preparation including chemical dehydration, critical point drying and sputter coating.
  • Immuno electron microscopy including pre-embedding, post embedding or Tokuyasu immunolabeling methods.
  • Negative staining of purified macromolecular complexes, bacteria, viruses, liposomes, nanoparticles, or viral like particles (VLP).
  • Cryo-sample preparation for both TEM and SEM including high pressure freezing, freeze substitution, cryo-ultramicrotomy, plunge freezing and freeze fracture.
  • Advanced microscopy techniques, such as cryoEM, correlative LM/EM and 3D EM for pilot studies.
  • Electron microscopes imaging for trained or novice users.
  • Supporting equipment usage, EMCIF is equipped with several stereo microscopes with digital cameras, one inverted and one upright fluorescence microscope with capabilities for bright field and epi-fluorescence imaging, three ultramicrotomes, one sputter coater/carbon evaporator, one glow-discharger, one automated EM Specimen processor. Please check Equipment page for details of each instrument.
  • Education, consultation and training.

We strive to treat every project individually and optimize for each project's specific requirement.

EMCIF Fee Schedule