Correlative light electron microscopy (CLEM)
The Wolfson Bioimaging Facility is specifically equipped to combine light and electron microscopy and to undertake CLEM experiments. By utilising the advantages of fluorescence microscopy (e.g. live cell imaging) with the higher resolution and contextual information which EM provides, CLEM can deliver considerably more information than either modality alone.
We have a range of equipment designed to enable CLEM workflows. The specialised nature and complexity of CLEM experiments means that many projects using this equipment have involved collaboration with Prof. Paul Verkade whose group has extensive expertise in the development and application of CLEM technologies.
The Wolfson Bioimaging Facility is also home to the EMBO practical course on Correlative Light Electron Microscopy. This international course provides participants with the theoretical basis and hands on experience of a wide variety of CLEM techniques.
Recent papers including CLEM data:
- van den Berg, MacCarthy-Morrogh, Carter, Morris, Bravo, Feng, Martin (2019) Proteolytic and opportunistic breaching of the basement mebrane zone by immune cells during tumor initiation. Cell Reports 27: 2837-46
- Brown, Carlin, Nerlov, Celso, Poole (2018) Multiple membrane extrusion sites drive megakaryocyte migration into bone marrow blood vessels. Life Science Alliance DOI: 10.26508/lsa.201800061
- Lee, Mantell, Hodgson, Alibhai, Fletcher, Brown, Frank, Xue, Verkade, Woolfson, Warren (2018) Engineered synthetic scaffolds for organizing proteins within the bacterial cytoplasm. Nat. Chem. Biol. 14:142-147
- Galloway, Senior, Fletcher, Beesley, Hodgson, Harniman, Mantell, Coombs, Rhys, Xue, Mosayebi, Linden, Liverpool, Curnow, Verkade, Woolfson (2018) Bioinspired silicification reveals structural detail in self-sssembled peptide cages. ACS Nano. 12: 1420-1432.
To discuss how a CLEM approach would help with your biological question, contact Paul Verkade.