Open access to cutting-edge electron and light microscopy
We provide researchers from Europe and beyond with a synergistic portfolio of imaging services including cryo-EM, super-resolution and intravital microscopy to enable new ground-breaking research that crosses the scales of biology.
The Crossbeam 550 (focused ion beam-scanning electron microscope) from ZEISS allows data acquisition in 3 dimensions at isotropic nanometer voxel size. Samples from cells to tissues and organisms can be looked at with electron microscopic detail. Chemically fixed, high-pressure frozen and freeze-substituted as well as purely frozen samples can be analysed. On top of data production, the Crossbeam550 is also equipped to generate cryo-lamellae to be analysed further in a transmission electron microscope e.g. using tomography.
The Titan Krios G4 from Thermo Fisher Scientific is a 300 kV transmission electron microscope (TEM) with a three-condenser lens system. It features the latest technology for high-end single-particle and tomography data acquisition including a cold field emission gun (C-FEG), SelectrisX energy filter, Falcon 4 electron counting camera and volta phase plate. It’s configured for high-throughput automated single particle and tomography data acquisition.