MicLU -

Microscopy Community Lund University


Research areas and keywords

Type of infrastructure

  • Services

Degree of recognition

  • Local


  • microscopy, imaging, image processing, image analysis, MAX IV, ESS, data storage, data handling, synchrotron radiation, neutrons, correlative imaging, correlative microscopy, electron microscopy, light microscopy, atomic force microscopy, photo acoustic microscopy


The Microscopy Community at Lund University (MiCLU) is promoting imaging, including correlative 3D imaging with microscopy and microscopic analysis at Lund University. The main role of MiCLU is to provide planning for good access at Lund University to advanced equipment and methods in microscopy and microscopic analysis.
MiCLU has the following tasks:
1. To be an advisory body to the Vice Chancellor and Faculty Deans at Lund University
2. To co-ordinate existing infrastructure, aiming at efficient use and maximal availability
3. To monitor, on a yearly basis, the current needs, and suggest actions for maintaining state-of-the-art facilities
4. To follow the technological development and plan for emerging and future infrastructure needs
5. To co-ordinate initiatives for applications to external funding bodies
6. To when needed act as a Lund University node for national infrastructure
7. To work for coordination and synergism between imaging resources at LU, MAX IV and ESS as well as other regional and national infrastructures

Equipment and resources

MicLU has a director position at the faculty of Medicine, a web page for dissemination of information to both internal and external viewers and a listing of microscopy resources at Lund University.

Digital and physical collections

Homepage with calendar/events section and a listing of microscopy resources at Lund University.

Services provided

Guidance in the Life Science infrastructure ecosystem at LU. Contact points for discussion about needs for competence development and infrastructure at LU. Surveys and written material on infrastructure resources and needs at LU. Coordination and help with applications regarding Life Science infrastructure at LU. Arrangement of workshops, seminars and similar on Life Science topics with focus on infrastructures and competence development. Facilitator of interactions between the Life Science community with MAX IV, ESS and other large scale facilities.

Management of the infrastructure

A steering group with representatives from the faculties of engineering, science and medicine. Director from the faculty of medicine.

Available for loan

Available for loan - internal and external

Terms of access:

Contact MicLU by phone or email, or meet us at seminars and workshops.

Recent research outputs

Arne Egesten & Heiko Herwald, 2018, In : Journal of Innate Immunity. p. 253-254 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalDebate/Note/Editorial

Camilla Thuring, Elna Follin, Linda Geironson Ulfsson, Eva Freyhult, Victoria Junghans, Mikkel Harndahl, Søren Buus & Kajsa M Paulsson, 2015, In : British Journal of Cancer. 113, 6, p. 952-962

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Angela Cenci Nilsson, 2009, Dopamine Handbook. Iversen, L., Iversen, S., Dunnett, S. & Björklund, A. (eds.). 1 ed. Oxford University Press, p. 434-444

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapter

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