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.
March 25, 2020
We are sad to announce that this year's Cryo-EM Workshop has unfortunately been cancelled to align with the University of Michigan's ongoing efforts to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic to encourage social distancing. We look forward to organizing a workshop in June 2021!
March 20, 2020
Based on direction from the University of Michigan leadership, the Cryo-EM facility will be closed for all imaging services and walk-in use effective Friday, March 20 at 5:00 pm. During this downtime, no microscopes will be available for use and scheduling will be taken offline in MICORES.
While our services that require in-lab work will be unavailable, the following services will still be available to continue support to researchers:

·  consultations and project planning
·  data processing
·  support letters
·  manuscript writing
·  services for COVID-19 research (if any)