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Biochemical Imaging Centre Umeå (BICU)

BICU is an interdisciplinary facility that embraces state-of-the-art imaging technology together with affinity measurements.The facility allows life cell imaging studies and interactions of proteins with other proteins, RNA, lipids, carbohydrates or small molecules. The facility is divided in Light Microscopy, Affinity Measurements, Atomic Force Microscopy and Ligand Tracer.

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

Irene Martinez
E-mail

Naga Venkata Gayathri Vegesna
E-mail

Atomic Force Microscopy

Ludmilla Morozova-Roche
E-mail

Ligand Tracer

Zhanna Bugaytsova
E-mail

Affinity

Anders Olofsson
E-mail

Host department:

Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics, KBC, Umea Universitet (UmU)

BICU Policy:

Do you want to know more about how we run our facility? Read the BICU policy document!

Director, Head and Coordinator