SLAC + Stanford Collaboration
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
The Stanford-SLAC cryo-EM facility is equipped with state-of-the-art instruments for cryo-EM — three 300 kV and one 200 kV electron microscopes (Thermo Scientific™ Krios™ and Talos™ Arctica), with phase plates, energy filters, and direct electron detector technologies. It is one of the most advanced in the world in terms of the number of high-end instruments and level of expertise it makes available.
The facility also has necessary ancillary equipment for specimen preparation, such as for final steps of macromolecule purification, tissue culture lab, grid preparation and vitrification robots. We offer these facilities to the scientific community for end-stage specimen preparation, high-throughput data collection, and real-time data evaluation, either in-person or on-line via remote submission of vitrified grids.It allows researchers 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. They can carry out experiments in person or remotely.