Information for students, faculty and staff regarding COVID-19. (Updated: 17 September 2020)

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Biochemical Imaging Centre Umeå (BICU)

BICU is an interdisciplinary facility that provides state-of-the-art imaging technology together with affinity measurements. The facility allows advanced live cell imaging studies and measurement of interactions of proteins with other proteins, RNA, lipids and carbohydrates. Together with UCEM, BICU forms a node in the National Microscopy Infrastructure (NMI), Sweden for Correlative imaging.


  ***** Announcement *****

We have started training users from the waiting list.

Irene Martinez  072 220 6774
Gayatri Vegesna 0729385221

Please, clean carefully after your session and keep your images on the server to be able to work from home if needed.


Stay healthy!

Services provided at BICU

  • Consultation prior to imaging.
  • Technical support for image acquisition.
  • Personal training to provide drivers licence per instrument.
  • Assistance with Image analysis (including image pre-processing: improvement of image quality and intermediate processing: segmentation of the image. We are not involved in high level image processing: model prediction).

Laboratory space, cell culture room and incubators are available for external users, too.

Booking of Instruments at BICU

To book BICU instruments, please visit our Online booking system

Please note that e-booking requires that you have had previous education on the specific system.

If you dont have access to e-booking or if you want education or support please contact:

Light Microscopy

Facility Manager

Atomic Force Microscopy

Affinity Measurements

Correlative Imaging

Director, Head and Coordinator

Facility Manager