An Automated 3d Electron Microscopy Facility

Grant number: LE150100004 | Funding period: 2015 - 2016

Completed

Abstract

The aim of this project is to establish the next generation of electron microscopy facility, with a fully automated tool enabling 3D imaging. The automated serial section system incorporated in a scanning electron microscope circumvents the limitation of transmission electron microscopy, which provides unique insights into molecular structures and cell components at high resolution, however, the area and volume are limited in size to a few microns. This new type of microscope can image whole organisms and be used by non-electron microscopists. It will be housed in an open access facility and will meet a growing demand for 3D electron microscopy.