Equipment

Our multi-million pound facility houses multiple instruments for biological and soft-matter electron microscopy, based in custom-built laboratories, alongside office spaces.

Tecnai Arctica Cryo-Electron Microscope
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Central to the facility is our Arctica cryo-electron microscope, which incorporates state-of-the-art automation and detection technology to determine the three-dimensional structure of biological molecules and cells.

More than 350 users from across the University of Sheffield currently access our equipment, which includes instruments that are generally found only at large pharmaceutical companies. This opens up the potential for research collaborations with small- to medium-sized businesses.

Tecnai Arctica cryo-electron microscope

Tecnai Arctica

Scanning electron microscopes

Tescan Vega3 LMU Scanning Electron Microscope with Oxford X-Max 50 EDS Detector
Tescan Vega3 LMU Scanning Electron Microscope with Oxford X-Max 50 EDS Detector

Transmission and scanning transmission electron microscopes

Philips CM100 Transmission Electron Microscope
Philips CM100 Transmission Electron Microscope

Quantity: 2

 Plunge Freezers 

Leica EM GP Plunge Freezer

Quantity: 2

The facility has been funded via the University of Sheffield’s Imagine: Imaging Life project, as well as grants from BBSRC, Wellcome Trust, Royal Society, and Wolfson Foundation.

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