Electron microscopes charges from 1st of February 2022 (excl gst)


Beam time for all Instruments^

^ not for blockface/FIB-SEM imaging and Arctica/Krios (see below) 
User Operated $/h
University of Melbourne 84
Other Research Institutes


Corporate 216.3
Unit Staff Operated ($/h) $/h
University of Melbourne 181.4
Other Research Institutes 216.3
Corporate 313.7
Training ($/h) * $/h
University of Melbourne 131.2
Other Research Institutes 168.1
Corporate 266.5

Block face imaging (Teneo VolumeScope/Aquilos)

Sample set up and acquisiton included (minimum 18h run)$/h
Standard overnight run LIEF partners$35.9/h
Standard overnight run Non LIEF partners$58.4/h

Arctica/Glacios Automated cryoEM (self use after training)

minimum booking time  4h$/h
LIEF partners$74.8
Non LIEF academic partners$115.8

Krios Automated cryoEM (self use after training)


minimum booking time 24h

regulated access ^^

Founding partners$1,538.4
Other academic users$3,074.4

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 $180
Leica EMPACT2 (rate/2h) from $121
cryo ultra microtome (rate /2h)from $26.6
ultra microtome (rate /h)from $13.3

* 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

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