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.
We want to help researchers at U-M perform the best structural biology possible.
Use our access form to submit a brief description of the sample you would like to visualize. Based on your request, our faculty will schedule one-on-one meetings to discuss strategies.
Find protocols, tutorials, and connect with members of the U-M cryo-EM community.
The Cryo-EM facility uses MiCores/iLab to schedule time on the microscopes.