Imaging core facilities

Karolinska Institutet offers a wide range of imaging infrastructures, and our facilities collaborate closely with other world-leading knowledge centres to make sure that we always have the latest cutting-edge technologies.

Biomedicum Imaging Centre

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Biomedicum Imaging Centre Karolinska Institutet (BICK) is a close collaboration between two cell imaging core-facilities at KI Campus Solna (north) – the CLICK facility and the CMB microscope facility. These core facilities are equipped with top-notch imaging systems suitable for live cell time-lapse, deep tissue, ion, spectral, confocal or general fluorescence imaging, and much more. 

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Cryo Electron Microscopy Facility

The objective of the high resolution electron microscopy core facility is to provide a seamless facility for general EM, cryoEM and high resolution studies of biological specimens. The facility is being located in the Novum building, Flemingsberg at KI’s south campus.

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Electron Tomography

To understand the life processes it is necessary to know where the specific macromolecules are located within a cell and tissue and how the macromolecules interact with each other. Core Facility for Electron Tomography permits subcellular and macromolecular assemblies to be studied in three dimensions.

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Electron Microscopy Unit

The Electron Microscopy Unit (EMil) offers conventional preparation for TEM and SEM, as well as preparation for immunohistochemistry, morphometric analysis, and low temperature techniques such as low temperature embedding, high pressure freezing and cryosectioning (Tokuyasu method).

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Live Cell Imaging Core Facility

Mikaela Wiking-Differentiated cellsAdvanced light microscopy facility with top-of-the-line widefield, confocal and light sheet microscopes. At the Live Cell Imaging Core Facility (LCI) you can laser-capture bits of tissues, print protein micropatterns, you can choose to run ultra-fast imaging, spectral detection, multiphoton excitation, FLIM measurements, long term live cell imaging, high throughput pipelines... The LCI facility puts education of researchers at the core of its activities with extensive user training and in-depth yearly microscopy course.

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National Facility for Magnetoencephalography

The Swedish National Facility for Magnetoencephalography (NatMEG) is the first and only research laboratory in Sweden for whole-head measurements of neuronal brain activity using magnetoencephalography (MEG). NatMEG regularly arranges activities such as invited talks, symposium, analysis workshops and user training.

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Preclinical Imaging Facility

This is a small animal imaging hub at Fleminsberg campus, and a part of the Preclinical Laboratory (PKL). Preclinical Imaging Facility (PIF) together with PKL provides a full range of preclinical study services for academia and industry sectors, providing them with high quality preclinical study data.

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