EMBL Imaging Centre

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.

Financial contribution – direct access

All users applying to the EMBL IC directly are asked to contribute financially to costs incurred by EMBL, such as a contribution to our instrument maintenance, data storage and analysis capacity and general consumable costs. This contribution is dependent on the specific instruments and services used. 

Consumables specific to your project supported by the EMBL IC will be invoiced in addition to the financial contribution to microscope access. You can contact us to get an estimate of the specific costs for your project. 

Electron microscopy and correlative services are charged on a daily or hourly basis (EUR).

Krios GlaciosFIB-SEMCryo-LM
1,550 (daily)1,100 (daily)1,080 (daily)25 (hourly)

Light microscopy services are charged on a hourly basis (EUR).


Read more about internal fees (EMBL Staff access only).