Services overview

Services overview

NeCEN offers a variety of services for customers from academia and industry. A general overview is presented in this page, for more information, please follow the links at the right side of this page.

Cryo-Electron Microscopy

The core service provided by NeCEN to our customers is high throughput data collection on two state of the art Titan Krios transmission electron microscopes. These instruments perform cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM) in its two most broadly used branches, Single Particle Analysis (SPA) and Cryo-electron Tomography (CET). These imaging techniques allow to visualize biomolecular structures, such as proteins, macromolecular complexes, bacteria and cell organelles with a subnanometer resolution in close-to-native conditions (no chemical fixation or staining required).

Sample Preparation

The samples can be prepared at NeCEN or shipped by the customer. We offer rapid plunge freezing and cryo-focused ion beam (cryo-FIB) micromachinery (Jan 2018).


NeCEN wants to contribute to the education of a new generation of cryo-electron microscopists by providing trainig courses.


In the nearby future additional services will cover all aspects from sample optimization to data processing and map interpretation.