Electron Microscopy Core Facility

Overview of Services

Biocenter Oulu Electron Microscopy Core Facility provides services and training in various electron microscopy techniques for the analysis of biological specimens. We also offer technical and scientific consultancy on experimental planning and provide training for sample preparation and operation of electron microscopes. With all the techniques EM analysis is optional. We are specialized in IEM and the ultrastructural analysis of gene-modified mouse tissues.

Our EM facility is part of the Biocenter Finland Electron Microscopy Technology Platform together with EM units from Helsinki and Kuopio.


Contact details


Ilkka Miinalainen | Coordinator
Email: ilkka.miinalainen@oulu.fi

Mika Kaakinen | Post doc -researcher
Email: mika.kaakinen@oulu.fi

Anne Heikkinen | Post doc -researcher
Email: anne.heikkinen@oulu.fi

Sirpa Kellokumpu | Lab technician
Email: sirpa.kellokumpu@oulu.fi

Tarja Piispanen | Lab technician
Email: tarja.piispanen@oulu.fi

Saga Kotkaranta | Lab technician
Email: saga.kotkaranta@oulu.fi


Location and hours of operation

Hours Location

Hours open:
Monday - Friday:
8:00h - 18:00h

Hours staffed:
Monday - Friday   
9:00h - 16:00h

Biocenter Oulu EM laboratory
Aapistie 5A, 4th floor (room 488B)

Oulu, 90220, Finland

Instrument locations

TEM (467B)

SEM (320A)

Links and Resources

EM Core Facility website


Name Role Phone Email Location
Facility contact

Biocenter Oulu EM laboratory Aapistie 5A, 4th floor (room 488B)