The microscopes in the Facility are set up to collect data for single particle cryo-electron microscopy (SA Cryo-EM) as well as for electron cryo-tomography (ECT).

Talos Arctica™  by Thermo Fisher Scientific (formerly FEI Company) – highly automated transmission electron microscope designed for rapid screening and mid-resolution data collection of frozen-hydrated samples.talos-arctica

  • Electron source Schottky X-FEG using accelerated voltage of 200 kV
  • Falcon 3EC detector operated through the EPU software for automated data collection.
  • Robotic loading of up to 12 frozen samples for increased throughput.
  • Automated data collection mode enabling long unattended operation.
  • Volta Phase plate for increased phase contrast.


Titan Krios™ by Thermo Fisher Scientific (formerly FEI Company) is a state-of-the-art automated transmission electron  microscope for rapid, stable, high-resolution data collection on frozen-hydrated samples.


Two Vitrobots by Thermo Fisher Scientific (formerly FEI Company) enables highly automated and reproducible vitrification process for sample preparation.






PELCO easiGlow by Ted Pella, Inc. glow discharge cleaning system, optimised for cleaning TEM support grids making them hydrophilic using air.