Electron Microscopy in Oeiras

The Electron Microscopy Facility is part of the shared facilities at the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, Oeiras, Portugal. We specialize in Transmission Electron Microscopy on biological samples.

The Electron Microscopy Facility aims to provide centralized, high-quality electron microscopy services, training and access to high quality instruments for all researchers at the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência and within the Portuguese Research Community. The Electron Microscopy Facility is open to any and all scientists and we particularly welcome collaborations from the Portuguese scientific community to develop and improve techniques and overall knowledge concerning electron microscopy.

This website provides information about the facility equipment, the technical staff, and our projects. If you have any questions about the equipment available in the EM Facility, about the opportunity to use the facility or potential collaborations please contact Dra. Erin Tranfield. If you are interested in tours of the facility for schools or interested groups, please refer to Science at Schools.

The Electron Microscopy Facility is located in the Marco Polo Wing of the main building at the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, and inquiries concerning the facility and its services may be directed to any of the lab's staff.

Get to know Our Facility

  • How to Use Our Facility

    Three simple steps to use the Electron Microscopy Facility at the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência.


  • Equipment

    Read about the different kinds of equipment available within the facility.


  • Software

    Learn more about the different software we use for processing, analyzing and visualizing information obtained by electron microscopy.


  • The Team

    Meet the Electron Microscopy Facility Team. It will be our pleasure to work with you.