Electron microscopes charges 2020 from 1st of February 2020


Beam time for all Instruments^

^ not for blockface imaging and Arctica (see below) 
Subscription (only for The University of Melbourne research groups with Themis account string) $ upfront
50h per research group 3705
100h per research group 6630
200h per research group 11700
400h per research group 20280
User Operated $/h
University of Melbourne 78
Other Research Institutes


Corporate 201
Unit Staff Operated ($/h) $/h
University of Melbourne 169
Other Research Institutes 201
Corporate 291
Training ($/h) * $/h
University of Melbourne 122
Other Research Institutes 156
Corporate 247

Block face imaging (VolumeScope)

Sample set up and acquisiton included (minimum 18h run)$/h
Standard overnight run LIEF partners$33/h
Standard overnight run Non LIEF partners$54/h

Arctica Automated cryoEM


Sample set up and acquisition included with 3 grids/autogrids, 1 day= 20h

regulated access ^^

LIEF partners$1380
Non LIEF partners$2150

Ancillary equipment:

Carbon coater Emitech K950X (Loc: Bio21) free#
Plasma cleaner (Loc: Bio21) free#
Gold sputter coater Dynavac (Loc: Bio21) free#
Dynavac coating (Loc: Botany) free#
Vitrobot (Loc: Bio21 rate /1h)free#
Leica AFS2 (rate/run) from $168
Leica EMPACT2 (rate/2h) from $112
cryo ultra microtome (rate /2h)from $54
ultra microtome (rate /h)from $12

* Is considered "training" a session in which the aim is not too look at a sample but to teach the user how to use the instrument. The user can bring his/her own sample. After 4h it will be up to the unit staff to decide if further "training" is considered as "training" or "staff operated"
# When using microscope of the Advanced Microscopy Facility

It is the responsibility of the user to turn up on time. Charges will be made according to booking times. Cancellation have to notified at least 24h prior to booking starting time. Full charge will be incured if the notification is not received on time.

Subscription:  The subscription is for each research group regardless of the number of group member. It is valid for 12 months  from the date of purchase, when all the hours are used the research group will revert to the standard hourly fee.  Unused hours will expire after 12 months from the date of purchase. Only valid for user operated microscope time. Valid across all instruments. subscription will commence when payment has been cleared

^^Arctica access policy: users must have shown relevant staff negative staining and corresponding class averages as well as cryoEM screening grids micrographs. Application for access: Assoc Prof Eric Hanssen