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 Our old Card system (Landstinget i Uppsala Län) is no longer valid.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.

NEWSLETTER March 2019.


Our monthly and annual courses are updated and include Methods for Cell Analysis (MCA), Introduction to Image Analysis Software (IAS), ImageJ and Instrument Introductions.

We are happy to announce that our Melody Sorter is now equipped with the Laser combination 405/488/564 for your sortings where Blue, Green and Red Fluorescent proteins matter. The instrument which runs on a 100 micrometer nozzle (less stress for your cells) is convenient to use, ready for taking in 5ml FACS tubes and sort into 5ml FACS tubes, Eppendorf tubes as well as into 6, 24, 96, 384 well plates.

Intravital Microscopy

Information seminar about the new Intravital Microscopy Facility at Stockholms University (IVMSU)- by Christiane Peuckert. A national infrastructure for advanced bioimaging IVMSU is equipped for a broad range of intravital microscopy applications that require multi- and/or single-photon microscopy and FLIM. IVMSU is an open-access facility, which means it is open for external users and their animal models. IVMSU is a node within the National Microscopy Infrastructure of Sweden (NMI). This seminar will inform about the technical equipment, experimental possibilities, user conditions at the facility and how to apply for support.”, March 28, Rudbeck Lab, Rudbeck Salen, 10:00 - 11:30

STED DEMO instruments

Do you need more resolution than the average 200nm (or 100 nm as on our SIM). How about 30nm? BioVis together with Abberior would like to invite you to a Lecture and workshop on the Abberior STEDYCON system.  Stefan Hell, inventor of the STED technique founded Abberior 2012.

BioVis is interested to invest in STED technique - so your feedback is important to us!

Prepare your cells to be ready-STEDy. GO: Abberior kindly offered us mounting medium and (secondary) Antibodies conjugated to STED compatible fluorophores which can be combined with each other. The ´STED Abs´ target mouse or rabbit Abs. Interested ?

Where Rudbeck Laboratory, Waldenström Lecture Room & BioVis Platform
When 2019, April 10, 10:30 – 11:30 (Lecture)
Workshops April 11, 12 ; 10:30-17:00 (more information in application form)
Instrument April 10 to 26 (Instrument @ BioVis)

 Interested? Apply for this event here and feel free to download the Flyer for this event.

Phase Holographic Imaging DEMO

Together with the company  Phase Holographic Imaging , BioVis is hosting a lecture and workshop about holographic microscopy. The company is based in Lund and designing Microscopes based on the principle of phase-shift imaging using holographic microscopy to image living cells inside the incubator using a minimum of light. If you have interest to attend the presentation or to test this instrument using your own (unlabeled) cells please fill in the application form.

Where Rudbeck Laboratory, Lars Waldenström Lecture Room & BioVis Platform
When 2019, March 26, 10:30 – 11:30 (Lecture)
Workshops March 25, 26,27 (test your cells get results)
Instrument March 25, 26, 27

 Interested? Apply for this event here and feel free to download the flyer.

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Presentation about their products March 12, 11:00-12:30, RudeckLab, Lore Zech room, C11, 2nd floor

Scandem, Microscopy meeting Gothenburg

This years, 70th Annual Meeting of the Nordic Microscopic Society, 11-14 June 2019 in Gothenburg will bring together all kinds of imaging modalities and their experts…

“The program will offer an attractive combination of lectures and poster sessions from electron and light microscopy, X-ray to image analysis, with poster presenters selected for short talks. It will also provide excellent opportunities for discussions and informal gatherings. Take the opportunity to challenge your brain, create a new network, and maintain existing relations! The parallel sessions will cover the following topics within imaging research: Imaging across scales/multimodal Microscopy (Correlative microscopy, cryo-EM, X-rays, Imaging Mass Spectrometry, etc.); Vibrational & Nonlinear Microscopy; Live & Fast super-resolution microscopy – Frontiers in imaging of ultrafast processes; Molecular and Functional Imaging; Quantitative high spatial resolution spectroscopy; In situ Microscopy; Artificial Intelligence in big data analysis, and computational microscopy. We hope that you will be able to join us in Gothenburg for what is certain to be a very exciting and educational meeting.”

You can find us

Uppsala , Science Park Rudbeck Laboratory, 2nd floor

Dag Hammarskjölds v 20