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ELMINet Graz - Correlative Electron Microscopy in Biosciences


The ELMINet (Electron Microscopy Network) Graz is a joint initiative of the three universities to bundle their expertises in the field of

correlative electron microscopy.

In the course of a coordinated investment program, central structures for effective organization and efficient use will be implemented.

The Graz-wide network enables access to new instruments thereby opening options for interdisciplinary research cooperation.

The newly acquired electron microscopes combine different high-resolution technologies that are available as services via the central units.

Combining both, ultrastructural and functional research techniques – f.e. light and electron microscopy, enables novel ways to characterize the

functional relationship of subcellular structures, tissues and biomaterials.

Another goal of ELMINet Graz is a tailored teaching program in the field of electron microscopy.


Lead: Medical University of Graz, Funded with 1 Million Euro


Project partners:

Medical University of Graz:

ZMF – Core Facility Ultrastructure Analysis (Dr. Dagmar Kolb-Lenz)

Department of Cell biology, Histology and Embryology - Research Unit Electron Microscopic Techniques (Univ. Prof. Dr. Gottfried Dohr; Assoc. Prof. Dr. Gerd Leitinger)


University of Technology Graz:

Institute of Electron Microscopy and Nanoanalysis und Graz Centre for Electron Microscopy (Univ. Prof. Dr. Ferdinand Hofer)


Karl- Franzens University of Graz:         

Institute of Plant Sciences / Plant Physiology (Univ. Prof. Dr. Günter Zellnig)


BioTechMed Graz

Graz Centre for Electron Microscopy (ZFE, )