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Cellular and Molecular Imaging Core Facility (CMIC)

Overview of Services

CMIC offers the combination of instruments and competence that you need to image biological processes from tissue level down to single cell-level and even on an ultrastructural level resolving single proteins. 


CMIC is a collaboration of three different laboratories:

  • Electron microscopy lab
  • Histology lab
  • Superresolution-, live cell- and high throughput imaging lab


From January 2015, CMIC has to adjust all prices based on the total costs.
More information and the new price list is available here:
Please check with us for the amount of own effort (egeninnsats) that applies.


We offer a broad range of services including sample preparation for light and electron microscopy, cryotechniques, a variety of techniques in immunohisto- and cytochemistry, in situ hybridization, training in construction of tissue micro array, antibody conjugates and fluorescent constructs for live cell imaging.


For detailed descriptions of services offered, go to Request Services.



We provide access and training to:

  • Autostainer
  • Confocal microscopes
  • Critical point dryer
  • Cryo equipment (cryomicrotome and freeze substitution system)
  • Cryostate
  • Fluorescence correlation spectroscopy
  • Fluorescent microscopes
  • High speed confocal microscopes (spinning disk and LIVE)
  • High-throughput fluorescent microscope
  • Hybridizer
  • Imaris image analysis software
  • ImageJ/FIJI
  • Microtomes
  • SEM
  • Sputter coater
  • STED super resolution microscopy
  • TEM
  • TEM equipped with digital STEM and EDAX X-ray
  • TIRF microscopy
  • Tissue microarray
  • Ultramicrotomes
  • Vibratome


For detailed descriptions of instruments, go to Schedule Equipment.



Scientific leader:

Terje Espevik, Professor
Phone: +47 72825337


Daily leader:  

Bjørnar Sporsheim
Phone: +47 72836134
Mobile phone: +47 93033045



Technical staff:

Kjartan Egeberg, Senior engineer
Phone: +47 72825344
Mobile phone: +47 91897444


Kathrin Torseth, Staff engineer
Phone: +47 72573341


Linh Hoang, Senior engineer
Phone: +47 72573368


Nan E. Tostrup Skogaker, Staff engineer
Phone: +47 72573369




Location and hours of operation

Hours Location




Lab open 8-16 hrs              

After hours: on request              



4rd floor East Laboratoriesenteret
Erling Skjalgson gt. 1


4rd floor West Laboratoriesenteret
Erling Skjalgson gt. 1

Confocal/live cell imaging:         

Kunnskapssenter 3rd floor

Links and Resources

  1. Cellular and Molecular Imaging Core Facility - webpage



Name Role Phone Email Location
Bjørnar Sporsheim
Core Manager
+47 93033045


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