Electron Microscopy Research Services

Transmission Electron Microscopy

Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM)

Transmission electron microscopy allows the visualisation of cell ultrastructure.

In recent years we have been fortunate to be awarded a BBSRC Alert17 grant, specifically for multi-user pieces of kit.

Our lab now houses:

The BBSRC grant also allowed us to buy the Gatan Cryo Rod ELSA 698, pumping station, the Leica EM GP2 plunge system and supporting items to allow sample preparation of cryo samples.

  Typical applications for TEM:

  • plant, animal tissue and cell culture
  • isolated proteins, both ambient temperature work and cryo screening work
  • monolayers
  • bacteria and viruses
  • particulate size and distribution in non-biological samples plus diffraction

Experienced staff are here to provide support in all areas of TEM. Training is available for Newcastle University researchers which will reduce costs in the long term.

GPC_Hitachi 120Kv TEM

Specialised techniques