Find Out More About Stanford-SLAC Cryo-EM

The Cryo-EM (cryogenic electron microscopy) facility at SLAC, built and operated in partnership with Stanford University, is equipped with multiple state-of-the-art instruments for cryo-EM, a groundbreaking technology whose rapid development over the past few years has given scientists unprecedented views of the inner workings of the cell.

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SLAC-Stanford Cryo-EM Facilities

Stanford-SLAC Cryo-EM Facilities

The first facility to open as part of the Stanford-SLAC Cryo-EM Initiative and one of the most advanced in the world in terms of the number of high-end instruments and level of expertise it makes available. It allows researchers at SLAC and Stanford to prepare samples, collect data at high speed and assess the quality of that data on the fly so they can make the best use of their experimental time.

National Center for Macromolecular Imaging (NCMI)

A national center for 3-D electron microscopy from macromolecules to whole cells focused on cryo-EM technology development that is driven by the biomedical projects of collaborators around the globe, as well as on training and serving the global community of cryo-EM researchers. NCMI is a National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) Biomedical Technology Research Resource.

Regional Cryo-EM Consortium

Funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to establish and maintain a high resolution cryo-EM data collection facility. The facility is available only to consortium members, who are structural biologists specializing in cryo-EM techniques and who do not have high resolution data collection facilities at their home institutions.

SLAC + Stanford Collaboration

SLAC and Stanford

Stanford University operates SLAC for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science. We welcome thousands of scientists each year to do research at our world-class facilities. SLAC's strong and growing partnership with Stanford is a key factor in our success.