The Dubochet Center for Imaging (DCI) is a joint initiative of the EPFL, the University of Lausanne and the University of Geneva. The DCI is composed of two units: The DCI-Lausanne is located at the border between the EPFL and the University of Lausanne; and the CryoGEnic facility (DCI-Geneva) is located in the Science II building of the University of GEneva.
These two units form the DCI, a service platform for cryo-electron microscopy. The DCI operates several high-end cryo-EM instruments to study biological molecules, viruses, bacterial, micro-crystals, small organelles, or sections of biological cells or tissue. The DCI has the expertise and is equipped to perform the entire structural analysis pipeline, covering the preparation of the samples, image and tomography data collection with electron microscopes, micro-electron diffraction (micro-ED), computer image processing, and atomic model building.
The DCI partners with the EMF cryo-EM facility of the University of Lausanne and the BioEM and CIME electron microscopy facilities of the EPFL.
To initiate a project at the DCI-Lausanne, please contact:
Alex Myasnikov, Head of the DCI Lausanne.
Tel.: +41 21 693 04 44
Once registered and a regular user, use the PPMS booking system.
To initiate a project at the DCI Geneva facility, please visit the DCI-Geneva Website
Christoph Bauer is the Head of the DCI Geneva. He can be contacted at christoph.bauer(at)unige.ch
The Electron Microscopy Facility (EMF) of UNIL is located in the Biophore building.
Christel Genoud is the Head of the EMF. The EMF can be best contacted by Email at contact-emf(at)unil.ch
The Interdisciplinary Center for Electron Microscopy (CIME) of the EPFL is located in the MXC building, not far from the EPFL's SV department.
Marco Cantoni is the Head of CIME. The CIME can be best contacted by Email at cime(at)epfl.ch
The Biological EM Lab of the EPFL is located in the AI building.
Graham Knott is the Head of the BioEM Lab. The BioEM Lab can be best contacted by Email at bioem(at)epfl.ch
The DCI is an Initiative of: