Electron Microscopy Cryopreparation Facility for Biomedical Research

Project: Research

Project Description

The Electron Microscopy Cryopreparation Facility will be attached to the MMI Bio-Electron Microscopy Core at Monash University, and will facilitate the development of Correlative Light and Electron Microscopy, Immunoelectron Microscopy and Polymer Research at Monash University and associated research institutes. The instrumentation includes a high pressure freezer with a rapid transfer system to handle a number of sample types and a cryo-ultramicrotome, allowing researchers to gain an 'in vivo' impression of living cellular structures without chemical fixation artefacts. It will also support specimen preparation for immunoEM labelling studies, and ultrathin sectioning of biopolymers and composite materials.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date1/01/1031/12/10

Funding

  • Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD250,000.00
  • Monash University: AUD100,000.00
  • Monash University: AUD200,000.00
  • Monash University: AUD10,000.00