Welcome to LYMIC

Lyon Multiscale Imaging Center


LYMIC Overview

Lyon Multiscale Imaging Center is a microscopy facility opened to academic research and industry. It federates 3 imaging centers in the Lyon area and provides multi-scale imaging tools including light and electron microscopy:

  • the PLATIM, located at the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon and at Lyon-Sud Medical University, offers a wide range of light microscopy techniques ranging from fully automated video-microscopy, confocal and two-photon microscopy. The PLATIM accounts also for a platform of atomic force microscopy and microindentation for acquiring high resolution 3D topographies and for measuring micro/nano-mechanical properties.
  • the Centre Technologique des Microstructures CTµ, located on the La Doua campus, is mainly an electron microscopy facility that handles multi-disciplinary projects at the interface between biology, chemistry and physics. the CTµ provides access to a wide range of scanning and transmission electron microscopy techniques, and masters cryomethods for sample preparation and observation.
  • the East Lyon imaging center (CIQLE) is located in the Rockefeller Medical University. It provides access to wide-field and confocal light microscopy and transmission electron microscopy for the bio-medical research community.

Machines can be operated independently by the users after appropriate training. Users can also benefit partial or full assistance for their projects. LyMIC provides training sessions for groups or individuals.

The team is watching technology progress and implement new techniques to provide state-of-the-art tools.

The LYMIC by numbers






Equipments hours of use in 2021

Imaging centers


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Lyon Multiscale Imaging Center has three poles in five locations, they are open to all academic research and private users. LyMIC offer counseling, coaching and training in the use of technical ressources to a common chart and with a harmonized pricing