The Electron Bio-Imaging Centre (eBIC) was established at Diamond following the award of a £15.6 million grant from the Wellcome Trust, the Medical Research Council (MRC) and the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC). The location of eBIC enables scientists to combine their techniques with many of the other cutting-edge approaches that Diamond offers; whilst a partnership with the University of Oxford allows users to access the Polara, a high-containment cryo-electron microscope.
eBIC provides scientists with state-of-the-art experimental equipment and expertise in the field of cryo-electron microscopy, for both single particle analysis and cryo-tomography. Currently eBIC houses four Titan Krios microscopes, a Talos Arctica and a Scios cryo-FIB/SEM. The Polara microscope is located at the University of Oxford.
Call for cryoFIB-SEM applications
The cryo focused ion beam scanning electron microscope at Diamond Light Source is currently in its commissioning period and we would like to announce a call for user proposals. This first commissioning call will provide time for a limited number of peer reviewed user proposals (our expectations are that no more than 2 or 3 proposals will be accepted in this first commission call).
First session taken by a BAG super-user in eBIC's new control room
In February 2018 work was completed on a new control room for remote control access to eBIC's four Krios microscopes.