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Welcome to the Website of the Facility for Electron Microscopy Research (FEMR) at McGill University.

The Facility for Electron Microscopy Research (FEMR) is a world-class, open access electron microscopy facility at McGill University. The FEMR offers a comprehensive range of electron microscopy (EM) resources, expertise and services for both routine and advanced sample preparation, electron microscopy imaging, and analysis of biological matter, hydrated and beam-sensitive materials, and ambient temperature materials.

The FEMR builds on a long and successful history of supporting researchers throughout the region and beyond (see History). It plays an essential role in maintaining McGill at the leading edge of multidisciplinary research, education and training in the life, materials and physical sciences. The success of the FEMR is the result of the combination of scientific expertise, experienced technical staff and well-maintained, state-of-the-art research infrastructure. This infrastructure facilitates both cutting-edge and more traditional tools in EM research. 

Access to the research infrastructure at the FEMR begins with a one-to-one consultation with staff who will provide guidance and advice on the application of electron microscopy to your research project.

Operation of the FEMR has only been possible through the financial support of the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI), NanoQuebec-Quebec Nanotechnology Infrastructure (NQ-QNI), Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR),  Natural Science & Engineering Research Council (NSERC) of Canada, Fonds de recherche Santé Québec, and McGill University.





Click on any of the appropriate links at the top to access our services or to find out more about us. If you have any questions or comments, you may reach us via the information on our Contact page.