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've launched a new e-newsletter to help keep you informed about changes in equipment, new software, staff updates and other important cryo-EM news. Check out the latest issue and subscribe!
U-M is seeking new cryo-EM faculty members as part of the Biosciences Initiative. We're looking for specialists in cryo-electron tomography (cryo-ET) and correlative light and electron microscopy (CLEM). Learn more.
Laura Koepping, M.S., has been hired as a cryo-EM research specialist to train and assist users on the facility instruments.
Applications are now open for the 2019 Michigan Cryo-EM Workshop: "I have my dataset — now what?" Apply by March 4.
Chris Lilienthial has been hired as a cryo-EM research computer specialist, supporting the data acquisition and processing needs of structural biology researchers using the cryo-EM facility.
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.