Electron Microscopy Facility


Vallisneri's building, Viale G. Colombo n. 3 / via Ugo Bassi n. 58/b

Office: first floor south, room n. 03

Laboratories: underground floor, north side, rooms n°. 40, 41, 42, 43

Opening hours

Monday to Friday: from 09:00 to 17:00

Service Manager

Federico Caicci PhD


The laboratory has the following equipment:

  • Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM) FEI Tecnai G2 equipped with a side-mounted camera Olympus Veleta and a bottom-mounted camera TVIPS F114
  • FEI Vitrobot Mark III
  • Ultramicrotomes: LKB Ultrotome III, LKB Ultrotome V, Reichert-Jung Ultracut 70170
  • Carbonator Edwards E12E4
  • Sputter coater / glow discarge Edwards S150B
  • Critical point dryer Polaron CDP7501

The DeBioEM offers the following services:

  • Preparation and observation of samples for conventional transmission electron microscopy
  • Preparation and observation samples cryo-fixed by plunge-freezing
  • Preparation and observation macromolecules, cell fractions, nanoparticles, plastics and polymers
  • Immunocytochemistry in pre and post embedding
  • Technical and application advices, results interpretation
  • Techniques update
  • Equipment maintenance and upgrade
  • Teaching activities
  • Users training
  • Tutorials and promotional activities.