Light & Electron Microscopy Facility

The aim of the Light & Electron Microscopy Facility is to accelerate biomedical research by providing access to advanced light and electron microscopy and by sharing expertise about sample preparation, imaging modalities, data storage and image analysis.

Facility Work

For small projects, we can offer our services directly. Our support staff can help with preparing your sample and taking the images you need. Facility work is most effective when dedicated support from the requesting group is present during the acquisitions.

Use of Instruments

For projects that require many hours of imaging, we can provide training to users so they can work independently. For most of the light microscopy this is the typical mode of operation. After training on the microscope of choice, the user gets access to the microscope and to the booking system.

Education and Training

The microscopy facility provides a number of microscopy related lectures and courses in Leiden and Delft.

To facilitate international training opportunities, the LUMC is a Correlative Light Electron Microscopy Dutch Flagship Node within the Euro-BioImaging training network).


For Light Microscopy related collaborations and facility, contact:

Lennard Voortman by e-mail or phone (+31) 71 526 9216.

For Electron Microscopy related collaborations and facility, visit our website or contact: Roman Koning by e-mail or phone (+31) 71 526 9296.

You can contact the head of the electron microscopy group, Bram Koster by e-mail or phone (+31) 71 526 9294.

For general inquiries, contact our secretarial office by e-mail or phone (+31) 71 526 9200.

Cell and Chemical Biology
Light and Electron Microscopy Facility
Leiden University Medical Center
Building 2, Room R90-08
Einthovenweg 20 Leiden
The Netherlands


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