The Electron Microscopy Laboratory, or EM lab for short, functions as a service for the rest of the Faculty and has an additional joint operations agreement with the Institute of Basic Medical Sciences and with Oslo University Hospital, National Hospital Division.
The electron microscope laboratory is equipped with two microscopes:
- Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM)
- Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM)
The laboratory offers all support functions necessary for the production of electron microscopic images for research projects.
The laboratory also has equipment enabling elemental analyses (EDS).
The laboratory staff consists of a scientific coordinator, and 3 engineers: a Senior Engineer, a PhD Chemical Engineer, and one who is qualified as a physician.
The laboratory provides assistance in the form of guidance and interpretation of images and analyses. They currently collaborate with Oslo University Hospital-Ullevål Division, Rikshospitalet, Lovisenberg Diaconal Hospital, The Department of Arctic and Marine Biology at Tromsø University, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and St. Olav Hospital. The lab also offers its services and expertise to industrial partners.
The EM lab is dedicated to provide support for research work in the field of soft biological tissues as well as hard tissues. The facility can be used to conduct research work in the field of material science such as nano composite materials and elemental analysis of organic and inorganic samples.