Cryo-EM

The electron microscopy platform includes four transmission electron microscopes within the LSI:

100kV Morgagni equipped with a 2K x 2K Gatan Orius CCD
120kV T12 equipped with dual CCDs for data collection (a 2K x 2K fast-rate Gatan Orius CCD, and a High-Resolution Gatan 4K x 4K CCD)
200kV F20  equipped with a Gatan K2 Summit direct electron detector
300 kV Titan Krios equipped with a Gatan K2 Summit direct electron detector

The suite also includes a manual and a robotic plunger (FEI vitrobot) for automated vitrification of samples, an Edwards Auto 306 evaporator for the preparation of thin carbon layers, and a Gatan Solarus plasma cleaner for glow-discharging and specimen holder cleaning.