Electron Microscope Laboratory

The Electron Microscope Laboratory functions as an Electron Microscopy resource center for the Biology Department, other Departments within the University of Victoria, and external non-UVic personnel.

The EM Lab operates on a cost recovery basis.

The EM Lab is managed by Brent Gowen who has +30 years biological microscopy experience.

Our equipment

Jeol 1011 Transmission Electron Microscope

  • Tungsten filament, up to 120 kV
  • 11 Megapixel CCD camera

Hitachi S-3500N Scanning Electron Microscope

  • Tungsten filament, up to 30 kV
  • Variable Pressure Control
  • Secondary and Backscattered Electron Imaging
  • Oxford Instruments Link ISIS EDS X-Ray Microanalysis System

Other equipment

  • Ultramicrotomes
  • Leica Ultracaut UCT
  • Reichert Ultracut E
  • Leica EM KMR2 Knifemaker
  • Leica CPD300 Critical Point Dryer
  • Edwards S150B Sputter Coater
  • Edwards Carbon Coater
  • JB-4 Microtome
  • Normal ancillary equipment associated with an Electron Microscope Laboratory

See our fees for more details

transmission_electron_microscope.jpgJeol 1011 Transmission Electron Microscope
scanning_electron_microscope.jpgHitachi S-3500N Scanning Electron Microscope