Electron microscopy and image processing

Institute of Structural and Molecular Biology
Birkbeck College and University College London

Dr Natasha Lukoyanova
tel: (office) +44(0) 207 631 6824
n.lukoyanova [at] bbk.ac.uk

Dr Shu Chen
Office +44(0) 207 631 6831
EM unit +44(0) 207 079 8058
EM preparation lab +44(0) 207 079 8061; T12 x8057; T10 x8058
s.chen [at] bbk.ac.uk

COPII coatViral capsidFlexible fittingPilus ModelClpBDyneinMicrotubuleGroEL trajctory

EM lab safety

EM Wiki

Local EM information

Booking system

Academic Head of Laboratory: Carolyn Moores
Laboratory Co-ordinator:
Natasha Lukoyanova
Laboratory Manager: Shu Chen

EM groups

Helen Saibil
Giulia Zanetti
Anthony Roberts
Finn Werner
Elena Orlova
Gabriel Waksman
Phil Robinson
Jerome Gouge


EMBO course

Course Files 2019

EM equipment
For single particle EM and tomography, we have Tecnai 100, 120 kV, 200 kV FEG and 300 kV Krios machines, with Falcon 3 and K3 direct electron detectors and BioQuantum energy filter and phase plate on the  Krios, a DE20 direct detector on the F20, and a Vitrobot and Leica Gp2 for sample preparation. Cell preparation equipment includes a high pressure freezer, cryo microtome and freeze substitution, as well as correlative cryo fluorescence microscopy/ cryo EM.

Photos of a challenging Krios delivery

Image processing software:
Spider Imagic Amira CCP4 CCP-EM EMAN IMOD Dynamo RELION

eBIC: electron Bio-Imaging Centre at Diamond Light Source