Leiden University is the oldest university in the Netherlands. It has six faculties, over 50 departments and it enjoys an outstanding international reputation. In 2013 Leiden was the highest ranked university in the Netherlands in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, where it was rated as the 64th best university worldwide and 61st for international reputation. The Leiden Institute of Chemistry houses the research groups in Chemistry and Life Sciences. Our environment and quality of life is largely determined by chemistry, therefore research at the forefront of molecular and life sciences is of high importance for our future. The Leiden Institute of Chemistry is the hosting institute of NeCEN, the open access facility for cryo-TEM in The Netherlands (www.necen.nl). NeCEN offers research institutes and companies access to advanced cryo-transmission electron microscopes. The two NeCEN microscopes are specifically designed to explore complex biological structures. Leiden University further supports NeCEN by allowing users access to relevant complementary infrastructure located in the Cell Observatory (computing facilities, cell- and tissue-culture, X-ray, NMR, light microscopy, biochemistry and molecular biology facilities), which is housed right next to NeCEN. In iNEXT, access is provided to the cryo-TEM facilities of NeCEN.
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