Biological Visualization - Microscopy, Flow Cytometery, Electron Microscopy and Image Analysis


BioVis - Biological Visualisation

The BioVis platform of Uppsala University provides you with a unique combination of technology and know-how for visualization of biological samples at the tissue, cell and subcellular level. We specialize in microscopy, electron microscopy, flow cytometry and image analysis. We can offer state of the art electron- confocal and light microscopy, as well as analytical and imaging flow cytometry and cell sorting.

The Medical & Pharmaceutical faculty at Uppsala University supports BioVis financially, thus the user fees can be kept low. The platform is available for all universities, governmental agencies & private companies. Information about users fees can be found here.

With proper training, provided by us, you can get almost complete access to our equipment.

Help us to spread the information that BioVis is available with its service for Uppsala University and beyond. You can download our Brochure here: BioVis Brochure.

Entrance Card System

To get access to BioVis premises you need to have a door-card. Our old Card system (Landstinget i Uppsala Län) is no longer valid. A new card system is established. The new card system does NOT apply for research groups based in Rudbeck Lab, as they have already access. Please contact for more details.


Summer Closure

Lucky you! Thanks to our host department, IGP and especially the group of Maria Ulvmar - BioVis will not close completely over summer, as we have a stand-in when staff is on vacation. Below are more details regarding Summer closure and which instruments are available. Be aware that there will be no customer support provided by BioVis July 01 -17.

Microscopy Node: July 01-July 17

OPEN: AxioImager, LSM700

CLOSED:  LSM710 SIM, Lightsheet:

Flow Cytometry Node: July 01 – 17

OPEN: Cytoflex, Fortessa, FlowSight:  OPEN: AriaIII: no sortings by BioVis

CLOSED: Melody (too unstable)

Workstations: July 01-July 17  


EM Node: July 15 – August 02


As usual: book instrument/workstation before use, make your entry into logbooks.

Over the next month(s) until summer we will host a few demo-instruments and hope you can join us in testing them.

DEMO: Leica Thunder

Take fluorescence widefield imaging to the next level with the new Leica THUNDER Imager! THUNDER Imagers with Computational Clearing define a new class of instruments for high-speed, high-quality imaging of thick 3-dimensional specimens. With Leica THUNDER Imagers decoding 3D biology has never been easier or faster. If you are working with 3D cell cultures, tissue imaging or model organisms this system is for you!

Read more about this groundbreaking technology at

From the end of May  to end of June the Leica THUNDER Imager 3D cell culture will be available for testing at BioVis. Do not be fooled by the name, this system will work beautifully also for tissue imaging and smaller model organisms.

Presentation: May 27, 09:30 – 10:30, Rudbeck Lab, Charles Darwin, 3rd floor

Workshop: May 27, May 28,

Interested? Please apply for either Presentation, Workshop or both: Application form:

Contact  for more information

Demo: Slide Scanner

3DHistech will be presenting their Slide Scanner Panoramic flash III during Septemer. Specific datesfor the demowill be announced most probably with the June Newsletter. The Scanner will be able to handle microscopic slides for imaging in brightfield and fluorescence. More information coming soon. We will also try to get again access to the AxioScan of ZEISS.

Demo: Flow Cytometer NovoCyte Quanteon

NovoCyte will present their new Quanteon Flowcytometer. The instrument will be at BioVis until June 21.

The instrument-demo will be at BioVis, Thursday June 13 from 9.00-16.00, and Friday the June 14 from 9.00-14.30.

If you are interested in running your own samples please contact:
Product Specialist Mikael Vigwinter,


Image Analysis software

We would like to point out that BioVis can help in analyzing your image data using various softwares. We have IMARIS (full package), Huygens on our workstations, a well as Image J, QuPath, and Cell Profiler. We can also refer you to the BioImage Informatics Facility (BIIF) of SciLifeLab, which offers free support in setting up bioimage analysis solutions using ImageJ, CellProfiler, QuPath, KNIME, Ilastik, Python and MATLAB to all researchers in Sweden (20h of free support per Principal Investigator). CellProfiler and KNIME are – next to other applications - especially well-suited for High-Content-Screening data. QuPath is a powerful tool for the analysis of histopathological slides of bigger file sizes (e.g. from slide-scanners, TMAs). Dr. Anna Klemm from BIIF will be one of the teachers at IAS.

You can find us

Uppsala , Science Park Rudbeck Laboratory, 2nd floor

Dag Hammarskjölds v 20