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Service Unit

Team photo of Microscopy Service Unit

Our group provides services and support in field of advanced microscopy for employees of the IEM as well as for the external users. We secure access to the devices, routine service, training, booking system and consultations. Users can access variety of devices from basic fluorescent microscope to the cutting-edge two-photon system for in vivo studies.

Štěpán Kortus

Head of the Department
Štěpán Kortus, Ph.D.

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Assoc. Prof. Jan Malínský, Ph.D.

Barbora Hyklová, Ph.D.


We currently provide seven microscopes available directly through the reservation system. Access to other devices is possible by prior arrangement at the specific workplace.


PC workstations

  • DELL (ScanR, CellSense)

    PC workstation for microscopy image processing


  • Fujitsu (Imaris)

    PC workstation for microscopy image processing



Training, Consultation, Assisted operation

We provide training for all our devices. Completed training is a requirement for access to the microscopes.

For information about individual training courses and if you need help with experimental design, custom imaging or data processing, please contact us.


We organise specialist courses during the year, focusing on basic and advanced microscopy techniques.

Upcoming Events

The next course is planned for 10/2023.

Previous Events

Access to the Service Laboratory

We provide access to the facilities in Open Access mode and in accordance with the following rules:

  • Every user is obligated to follow instructions given by technician.
  • Every user must attend a training course for the microscope of use.
  • Untrained persons are allowed to use the microscopes only under supervision of technician.
  • User is obligated to book the microscope before the experiment. As default, user can reserve max. 20 hours per 2 weeks for one device. Booking more hours is possible on request.
  • If user cannot come to the microscope at the reserved time, he/she is obliged to cancel the reservation so that the microscope can be used by another user.
  • Unless agreed with the technician, it is not allowed to mount or dismount any optical, electronical, or other device on the microscopes (objectives, filters, cameras, etc.).
  • The user is obligated to inform the technician about any fault or accident which occurred during experiment.
  • User is obligated to keep the microscope and microscope room clean.
  • Eating and drinking in the microscope room is not allowed.
  • Access to the microscopes can be denied in case of violation of the rules.

Price List

Mandatory Publicity

According to the mandatory publicity, please include the following information in your publications if you use the Microscopy service:


“Microscopy was done at the Microscopy Service Centre of the Institute of Experimental Medicine CAS supported by the MEYS CR (LM2023050 Czech-Bioimaging).”

In case of using the devices listed below, please further specify:


Olympus SpinSR10

Funded by the NanoEnviCz project

“This work was funded by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic (Research Infrastructure NanoEnviCZ, LM2018124) and The European Union-European Structural and Investments Funds in the frame of the Research Development and Education-project Pro-NanoEnviCz operational program (Project No. CZ.02.1.01/0.0/0.0/16_013/0001821).”