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.

Entrance Card System

To get access to BioVis premises you need to have a door-card. The new card system does NOT apply for research groups based in Rudbeck Lab, as they have already access. Please contact for more details. Observe that your cards will be valid for one year in total.

 CORONA virus precautions

BioVis follows recommendations regarding Corona pandemic.

We are open. But LOW IN STAFF.

In case you are a new user to the instrument – have a colleague with you who can guide and help. Do not start/run projects were intensive help from BioVis staff is needed.


  • Avoid touching your eyes/nose/mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Wash your hands frequently & thoroughly, using soap & water for at least 20 seconds. Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water aren’t available.
  • Elbow: Cough or sneeze into your flexed elbow a tissue or, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that people frequently touch.
  • Keep your distance 1.5m between you and others

                             STAY HOME IN CASE YOU FEEL SICK

Your contacts are

  • FlowCytometry and Light Microscopy :

Dirk Pacholsky and Matyas Molnar

  • Image Analysis and BioVis access cards:

Jeremy Adler

  • Electron Microscopy:

Monika Hodik and Karin Staxäng

BioVis Microscopy: Slide Scanner Installed. Contact Jeremy Adler for more details.

BioVis Microscopy: STEDYCON Installed.Contact Matyas Molnar for more details.

BioVis Electron microscopy: The EM node would like to promote its available services:  sample preparation assistance for ultrastructural analysis, immunogold labelling and negative staining as well as imaging of ultrathin sections. We have expertise in many different samples, ranging from tissues to biomolecules. For those who wish, we can train you to take images by yourself at the microscope -no, it is not that difficult.  If you have any suggestions of improvements/new techniques that you wish us to implement in our service, (e.g. correlative light and electron microscopy, STEM etc.), we would be happy if you shared it with us.

BioVis Flow Cytometry: In case you are having a hard time to find a good panel for Multicolor Immunofluorescence: A total of 62 Optimized Multicolor Immunofluorescence Panel (OMPIs) panels are currently published. Those OMIP's are not company-based but researchers' panels and peer-reviewed

Webinar: Image analysis on NEUBIAS

A plethora of fantastic webinar and events in regard to image analysis can be found (and applied for) on NEUBIAS homepage. This initiative aims to provide material and activities focused on Bioimage Analysis training. Events are also recorded and available on their youtube channel.

Webinar: Image analysis on iBiology

Another haven of Knowledge is iBiology, a channel on Youtube which brings to you amongst other things lecture series about imaging techniques like Confocal, STED, … as well Image Analysis.

Your BioVis team


You can find us

Uppsala , Science Park Rudbeck Laboratory, 2nd floor

Dag Hammarskjölds v 20