Any planned EM work has to be agreed by the Laboratory director Eija Jokitalo prior to its start based on a submitted project sheet including a description or summarized results of on-going work (1 page maximum) and is annually re-evaluated.
The following points are addressed:
When bringing the samples please fill up the sample sheet form and give it to the EM Unit personnel.
Our pricing follows the basic principles of Biocenter Finland supported technology services. We are providing services to all academic users at the same price, and prices are calculated to cover direct costs of the service, aiming at cost neutrality. For non-academic users, services are provided with market prices. If services are provided as part of scientific collaboration, the costs are distributed so that the collaborator will cover the instrument fees and consumables, and technical time is not charged.
In order to guarantee optimal performance of delicate instruments, all new users are trained on site at no extra cost in projects that are estimated to use minimum of 10 hours of microscopy time. For shorter projects, chargeable operator services will be provided.Fees depend on the equipment used, and are divided to three categories:
Advanced EM-techniques, such as correlated light electron microscopy, various immunoEM techniques, high pressure freezing followed by freeze substitution, electron tomography and 3D serial block face imaging on SEM are mainly offered through research collaboration, where we will provide supervision in specimen preparation, analysis of specimens and interpretation of results for students that come to perform their EM projects in our laboratory.
Publications presenting EM-work carried out with the help of our technical and/or academic staff
(mentioned either as acknowledgement or co-authorship) should be discussed with E. Jokitalo prior to manuscript submission.
For "joint use of instruments only" this is not necessary; we just suggest the following standard phrase: