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The Electron Microscopy Core Facility (EMC) is a campus-wide resource offered by the Office of Research. The EMC was established in 1995 by combining the electron microscopy resources of the College of Veterinary Medicine, the School of Medicine and the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources. In 2000, the EMC was expanded by the incorporation of the Department of Geological Sciences Microbeam Analysis Facility. The EMC is hosted by the Department of the Veterinary Pathobiology.

  • The EMC has switched to a new calendar system; see "Help Doc" on how to use FOM.


  • EMC is seeking funds to acquire a FIBSEM. Please let Associate Director Tommi White know of your interests related to FIBSEM or to discuss what FIBSEM can do for your research.

  • The Central States Microscopy and Microanalysis Society will be meeting November 5, 2014 at Missouri Science and Technology for a meeting entitled "Looking back to move Forward"
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  • University of Western Cape faculty member Dr. Franscious Cummings visited the EMC from September 28th-November 8th, 2014.

  • EMC welcomes Dr. Thomas Lam as Senior Research Specialist in Materials Science, who started August 4th, 2014.

  • EMC welcomes Dr. Martin Schauflinger as Research Specialist in Advanced Biological Sample Preparation, who started July 25th, 2014.

  • Univerisity of Western Cape Faculty member Dr. Subelia Senara Botha visited the EMC from May 28th 2014 to June 20th, 2014.

  • Tommi White will be attending the "Electron Crystallography School" in Darmstadt, Germany to learn about electron crystallography tomography April 7-11, 2014.

  • The EMC welcomes DeAna Grant, our Research Laboratory Technician who joined March 17th, 2014.

  • The EMC thanks Wen Ritts for her 1.5 years of service.

  • The EMC thanks Randy Tindall for his 1.5 years of service.

  • The EMC thanks Juliana Arndt for her 2.5 years of service.
  • The EMC is offering "Electron Microscopy and Microanalysis" (Physics 7230/4370). This course offers the both theory and operational basics on both SEM and TEM, as well as their analytical components - with dedicated time to pursue individual projects. This course is restricted to 12 students - ENROLL EARLY!

  • Research Core Facilities Day is quickly approaching, September 12th, 2013, the EMC hosted 3 workshops in the Bond Life Sciences Center Reading Room
    • "3D Nanoscale Exploration with Gatan 3View" by Tommi White (12:30-12:50 pm)
    • "Elemental Localization with Energy Filtered Imaging" by Wen Ritts (1:00-1:20 pm)
    • "Correlating Light and Electron Microscopy" by Juliana Vinson (1:30-1:50 pm)
  • Microscopy and Microanalysis 2013 was August 3-9th in Indianapolis, Tommi White learned about negative staining, vitirification and 3D reconstruction at the Sunday short course "3DEM of Macromolecular Assemblies" taught by Teresa Ruiz and Michael Rademacher.

  • The Nanoscale Imaging and Analysis Workshop was hosted on June 10th-14th, 2013 and was a success. Thanks to our students for their participation, in addition to the hands-on experience we hope you gained practical knowledge about what the F30 Twin TEM can do for your research. The EMC is looking forward to working with you on future projects. Our next workshop will be held in January 2014.

  • University of Missouri EMC hosted Central States Microscopy and Microanalysis Society's spring meeting "Hyperspectral Imaging" on March 25, 2013 at University of Missour despite inclimate weather. Thanks to our guest, Microbeam Analysis Society's tour speaker and 2011 past-president, John Henry Scott, Ph.D. from National Institiute of Standards and Technology. As a former Senior Policy Analyst under both George W. Bush's and Barack Obama's administrations, Dr. Scott presented his unique perspective in a talk entitled "How the Sausage is Made: A Microanalysts Time in the White House." In addition, Chemical Engineering graduate student, Misty Sinclair, wins first place (and a prize of an iPad, compliments of Mager Scientific) for an oral presentation of her work on Lithium Intercalated Graphite. Congratulations Misty!

  • Dr. Jim Sowers & EMC Associate Director Tommi White submitted an NIH S10 proposal to acquire a Gatan 3View2XP Serial Block Face Imaging System (SBFSEM) in March 2013.

  • Tommi White presented for the Civil and Enviromental Engineering graduate student seminar series on November 2nd, 2012.

  • Tommi White will be presenting for the Chemistry Dynamite Seminar Series "High Resolution Electron Microscopy at University of Missouri" about the EMC's capabilities. Free coffee and donuts - come early!

  • Tommi White was promoted to Assistant Professor of Biochemistry by faculty vote on October 2nd, 2012.

  • Central States Microscopy and Microanalysis Society Fall meeting was a success with MSA tour speaker Kent McDonald. Our next meeting will be held on March 25, 2013 here at MU.

  • September 13th, 2012 was Research Core Facilities Day. We learned about...Our new TEM's   capabilities (Lee Pullan, FEI, TEM Applications Manager - 11:00am), tomography (Tommi White -  1:00pm) and Digital Image Colorization (Juliana Vinson - 1:30pm)

  • EMC learned a lot at Microscopy and Microanalysis 2012 on July 29-August 2nd.

  • Tommi White attended the week-long course "Nanomaterials: Tools and Preparation

  • EMC thanks Cheryl Jensen who retired after 15 years of service.

  • HRTEM installation complete May 17th, 2012.
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  • Associate Director Tommi White attended the Hooke College TEM course in March 2012.