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