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Electron Microscopy Center

Funding Opportunity

The KY INBRE program is soliciting proposals from researchers who wish to utilize electron microscopy for imaging biological samples. Vouchers will provide up to $5,000 to cover expenses for sample preparation, assisted electron microscopy, training, travel and lodging at any of the (3) KY INBRE Electron Microscopy facilities (UK, U of L and WKU). The program is expected to award up to nine vouchers. More information is at the link below, but please reach out if you have additional questions. The deadline for proposal submission is December 22, 2022.

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The Electron Microscopy Center (EMC) is a multi-user shared equipment center that serves the entire university community and industries locally and nationwide.

Located in the basement of the ASTeCC Building, in the middle of campus within the engineering complex, the EMC offers access, training and assistance on top-of-the-art imaging and materials characterization instruments.

The EMC is an active member of the KY Multiscale Manufacturing and Nanointegration Node (KY MMNIN), one of 16 nationally recognized sites in the National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure (NNCI), and of the KY IDeA Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence (KY INBRE) from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, National Institutes of Health.

For Companies and External Users
Training and assistance on the Electron Microscopy Center’s equipment is also available to commercial businesses and other external users (governmental organizations, other Universities…).

Future Capabilities
If you would like to collaborate on new equipment acquisition for future needs, contact the EMC administration.


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KY Inbre

KY INBRE Electron Microscopy Workshop hosted by the EMC at the University of Kentucky

Over 100 researchers were in attendance for the KY INBRE workshop.

Ben McNamee

Ben McNamee is joining the EMC staff

The Electron Microscopy Center is welcoming a new staff member, Ben McNamee.

Jian Pu Spotlight

Biological EM sample preparation now offered at the EMC

Please contact Dr. Jian Pu for assistance.