EMBL Imaging Centre

Cutting-edge electron and light microscopy technologies

Technologies & Services

A powerful and synergistic portfolio of imaging technologies will be offered both individually and in a combined (correlative) fashion, to enable new ground-breaking research that crosses the scales of biology.

EM technologies housed in the EMBL Imaging Centre will cover all scales from single-particle cryo-electron microscopy and cryo-tomography to (cryo-)CLEM and cellular/tissue volume electron microscopy.

LM technologies will cover all scales from the latest (cryo-)super-resolution technologies to high-speed and high resolution live-cell, as well as intravital and deep tissue imaging, with a focus on non-commercial, academically developed technologies.

We will offer tailored project support from sample preparation to image analysis with our expert staff.

During interim operation, the EMBL Imaging Centre is providing access to cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM) services, available for use by external scientists with both single particle and tomography projects.

Contact us – we are here to help

Please contact us with any questions you might have. We are looking forward to getting to know you and your questions.

E-mail: ic-contact@embl.de


Structural determination by single particle analysis and tomography


Multi-colour three dimensional super resolution microscopy of large field of views



Super resolution microscopy featuring spatial resolution of < 5nm (2D/3D) in biological samples.