Microscopy Community

Faculty of Medicine | Lund University


Microscopy Community

The Microscopy Community at Lund University (MiCLU) is promoting imaging, including correlative 3D imaging with microscopy and microscopic analysis at Lund University. The main role of MiCLU is to provide planning for good access at Lund University to advanced equipment and methods in microscopy and microscopic analysis. 


MiCLU has the following tasks:

1. To be an advisory body to the Vice Chancellor and Faculty Deans at Lund University

2. To co-ordinate existing infrastructure, aiming at efficient use and maximal availability

3. To monitor, on a yearly basis, the current needs, and suggest actions for maintaining state-of-the-art facilities

4. To follow the technological development and plan for emerging and future infrastructure needs

5. To co-ordinate initiatives for applications to external funding bodies

6. To when needed act as a Lund University node for national infrastructure

7. To work for coordination and synergism between imaging resources at LU, MAX IV and ESS as well as other regional and national infrastructures 



Steering Board of MicLU 

Heiko Herwald, chair of MicLU, Medical Faculty

Reine Wallenberg, Faculty of Engineering

Dan E. Nilsson, Science Faculty

Angela Cenci-Nilsson, Medical Faculty

NN, student representative

Co-opted to the board is director Kajsa M. Paulsson, Medical Faculty

For more information please contact

kajsa_m.paulsson@med.lu.se, http://research.med.lu.se/kajsa-m-paulsson 

kajsa m paulsson

Events and news

News and Coming events

Friday, March 22 at 11.00 in the library at the division of Chemical Physics:

Imaging the photocatalytic activity of 
single semiconductor 
nanoparticles with 
advanced optical microscopy


LINXS organises a one-day workshop the 25th of March with the focus on imaging biological tissue in 3D. Register here (number of participants is limited to 40).


HILIFE symposium "Exploring cellular complexity by cryo-EM"


SciLifeLab welcomes applications to their Cryo-electron Tomography course in Umeå in March.

More information here and here.


Would you like to understand how you can use MAX IV and ESS in your research?

MAXIV/ESS-based imaging for medical and biomedical research, introduction: deadline for application January 15th, 2019. (deadline passed)

MAX IV/ESS-based imaging for medical and biomedical research, experimental setup: deadline for application March 15th, 2019

X-ray micro- and nanoimaging for medical and biomedical research, experimental part: deadline for application April 1st, 2019

Neutron scattering for medical and biomedical research, experimental part: deadline for application April 1st, 2019 

For more information click here


Recent news and events

LBIC and WCMM have recently acquired a Zeiss Cell Discoverer 7 automated microscope for live cell imaging and hosted a workshop organized by Zeiss on the 12th February. 

CIPA planning meeting 14.00 15th of January. Are you interested to join for a discussion about CIPA needs and resources at LU? Please contact kajsa_m.paulsson@med.lu.se

NEUBIAS training schools (TS10 & TS11), Luxembourg, February 2019. registrations open until 15th November 2018

22nd of November, IVIS SpectrumCT 3D imaging for longitudinal studies, speaker Dr Jörg Hamm, Field Application Scientist Europe, PerkinElmer

10:00-11:30 at Medicon Village, House 406, Bioforum

One day symposium in cancer imaging the 29th of November, for more info 


Correlative Image Processing and Analysis (CIPA) was granted 2X 1,500,000 SEK for 2019 and 2020 from LU central level infrastructure funding. If you have ideas of areas within CIPA to prioritize please contact Kajsa M. Paulsson.

Workshop 7th of Dec. in Stockholm: Sweden in Euro-Bioimaging, to register go to this link

Interested in cryo-EM? Three dates to note: 

6th of Nov. Marta Carroni from SciLifeLab will present SciLifeLab cryo-EM at MAX IV. Building and operation of the cryo-EM Swedish National Facility, Tuesday, November 6th 2018, 14:00 – 15:30, MAX IV Laboratory, 4th floor MAX III room.

19-21st of Nov. ISB LINXS symposium including a talk by Marta Carroni.

21st of Nov. FoM Life Science infrastructure seminar and fair at BMC with talks from, among others, Marta Carroni, Reine Wallenberg and Stacey Sørensen.

As part of MicLUs work, survey to investigate the needs and capabilities regarding microscopy as well as image processing and analysis at Lund University has been created. The survey will only take about 5 minutes to fill in and with extended deadline is now open until 2018-10-15. 

Electron microscopy for life scientists, free of charge for PhD students from LU. 

The course gives an introduction to both SEM TEM. A major part of the course consists of practical work on preparing and imaging the attendant’s own material. More info here


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