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The Netherlands Centre for Electron Nanoscopy at Leiden University is the open access facility for cryo-TEM in the Netherlands.

NeCEN - LU

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Electron Microscopy, NeCEN, Leiden, The Netherlands

NeCEN is an open access facility for high resolution cryo-electron microscopy of biological samples. Two state-of-the-art Titan Krios transmission electron microscopes allow efficient and automated high resolution data collection in its two most broadly used forms, single particle analysis (SPA) and cryo-electron tomography (cryo-ET). These imaging techniques allow visualization of biomolecular structures, such as proteins, macromolecular complexes, bacteria, and cell organelles at subnanometer resolution in close-to-native conditions (no chemical fixation or staining required).

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NeCEN - LU

The Netherlands Centre for Electron Nanoscopy (NeCEN) at Leiden University (external website website) is part of the Instruct-NL national Instruct Centre in the Netherlands and provides access to cryo-transmission electron microscopy (cryo-TEM).

The NeCEN microscopes are based on the innovative Titan platform. NeCEN offers two main aspects of cryo-TEM. One of the microscopes is optimized for visualizing cellular structures in 3D with nanometer precision (tomography). The other microscope is equipped for analyzing single particles with even more detail. Cryo-transmission electron microscopy (cryo-TEM) allows scientists to observe proteins and organelles in a near native state.

In addition to data collection, NeCEN offers a wide range or cryo-EM related services, including sample preparation, sample screening, image processing and specialized customer tailored trainings and courses.

Important: to ensure a smooth application process, and to make sure users are aware of the potential additional costs involved, we strongly recommend any users to contact us before submitting an application.

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NeCEN is an open access facility and additionally accessible through Instruct and iNEXT. See the NeCEN website for detailed contact information.

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