About Us

Advances in microscope technology and computing have paved the way for cryo-electron microscopy to move structural biology into a new era — allowing scientists to study the form and function of biological "machines" that are too large to study using X-ray crystallography.

The U-M Life Sciences Institute is home to a world-class cryo-EM laboratory, with state-of-the-art instruments and faculty specializing in this emerging field.


July 13, 2020
The Cryo-EM Facility has reopened on a limited basis. Our staff is available to assist with both internal and external projects.  Please reach out to cryoem-support@umich.edu with questions.