About the SCMI

The Scottish Centre for Macromolecular Imaging (SCMI) is the Scottish national cryo-EM facility. Equipped with a fully automated JEOL 300 CRYO ARM, and supported by a network of side-entry 200kV microscopes in Dundee, Edinburgh and Glasgow, SCMI offers state-of-the-art equipment for both single particle analysis and cryo-electron tomography.

The centre was established in September 2018 to provide support to researchers across Scotland for cryo-electron microscopy of a wide range of scientific samples. As well as offering advanced instrumentation, the centre is staffed by experienced personnel who provide support and advice in the areas of sample optimisation, preparation and screening of cryo-grids and high resolution data collection.


The SCMI is funded by