Electron Microscopy Unit

Electron Microscopy comprises Biomedical Science EM and Histology service facility and the Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology EM Structural Biology Group.  It is available for Biomedical researchers from within the University and business community across Sheffield and South Yorkshire.

Located in Firth Court, the custom built laboratories, offices and microscope suites offer a range of facilities including transmission and scanning electron microscopes, plus two new "state of the art" instruments that permit cryoelectron microscopical examination of protein structures.

The Electron Microscopy Unit is open Monday-Friday, out of hours access can be arranged with prior notification. Service assistance is usually available: 9:30 - 17:30 Monday to Friday. Please contact: Dr Svet Tzokov or Chris Hill (ext 24674) for further information and advice.

The following equipment bookings is available at the EM Unit:

  • Digital Micrograph Off-line Workstation
  • Aperio Slide Scanner
  • Agar Turbo Carbon Coater and Accessories
  • Philips XL-20 SEM
  • FEI Tecnai G2 Spirit TEM
  • Philips CM100 TEM*
  • Tecnai Arctica FEG TEM*
  • Leica EMPACT 2 High Pressure Freezer
  • Leica AFS 2 Freeze Substitution Equipment
  • Leica EMUG6 ultramicrotome (ambient/cryo)
  • Reichert-Jung Ultracut E ultramicrotome (ambient)
  • Reichert-Jung Ultracut E ultramicrotome (ambient)
  • Cryo-Station/Holder and Accessories
  • Gold Sputter Coater
  • Data Processing Suite

If you would like to book the equipment please visit the staff intranet pages (members of staff only) or contact the team (details above) for external queries.