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. Our facility is funded by different sources which have different restrictions to users and associated costs.


Our Programs

SLAC Cryo EM Tools

Stanford-SLAC Cryo-EM Center (S2C2)

The Stanford-SLAC Cryo-EM Center (S2C2) provides access to state-of-the-art cryo-EM instruments for data collection towards atomic resolution structure determination of biochemically purified single particles and enables scientists across the nation to become independent cryo-EM investigators.  The S2C2 is supported by the National Institutes of Health Common Fund Transformative High Resolution Cryo-Electron Microscopy program.


Project applications for S2C2 are due on the first day of each month and are generally reviewed within the same month. See User Access for more information.

Stanford-SLAC CryoET Specimen Preparation Center (SCSC)

SCSC is one of the four service centers of a National Network for CryoElectron Tomography, coordinated by a central network hub.  The service centers will specialize in cryoET specimen preparation.  The hub will perform cryoET data collection for all user laboratories served by the network, in addition to its service center functions.  The SCSC is supported by the National Institutes of Health Common Fund Microscopy Program.

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.

Coming to SLAC for Cryo-EM

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