Cellular & Molecular Imaging Core Facility (CMIC)

We offer the combination of instruments and competence that you need to image biological processes from tissue level (histological studies) down to single cell-level and even on an ultrastructural level resolving single proteins. Our services include immunohistochemistry, imaging of fixed tissue or cells and live cells and processing and analysis of these images.

It is very important to contact us at an early stage of your research project. We will inform you on how to isolate, fix and store tissue or cell samples for histology, electron microscopy or light microscopy imaging!


We have highly competent scientific and technical staff and we offer advanced microscopy facilities located at the Medical Faculty, NTNU. We are supported by NTNU, St.Olavs Hospital and Helse Midt-Norge.

CMIC is a collaboration between three different laboratories:

Publications from CMIC and CMIC users from 2010-2013 (pdf).


From 1 January 2015 our prices are based on the total costs at the core facilities.

Total costs are calculated differently for internal (bidrag) and external (oppdrag) projects according to a national Research Infrastructure Resource (RIR) model. Before you apply for funding please check with your financial officer and the core  facility on when and how to set up your budget according to the new pricing method.

Download Prices CMIC 2015 (pdf)


With the introduction of the new Total Cost Model CMIC has to include all costs in prices of equipment and services. Please see the price list for 2015. For NTNU users, 'bidrags' prices apply, while as of today, for all other users 'oppdrags' prices apply. Make sure to include the new prices in your grant applications!

Please contact our coordinator Janne Østvang with all questions you might have.

Contact information

Scientific leader: Terje Espevik, prof.

Manager: Dionne Klein, PhD

Terms of use

When you register to use CMIC you accept these terms of use (pdf).

Publishing results obtained at a NTNU Core Facility.