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Mission Statement:

The mission of the Stanford-SLAC Cryo-EM Center (S2C2) is to provide:

  • Access to state-of-the-art instrumentation for specimen vitrification and cryo-EM data collection towards atomic resolution structure determination.
  • Support in screening and optimization of vitrified samples.
  • Training to enable scientists to become independent cryo-EM investigators.

Our Center has cryo-specimen preparation devices, data quality assessment tools for on-the-fly evaluation and visualization, and image data storage capacity. Our expert staff also train, assist and advise users, both on-site and remotely, and are available for consultation beforehand and for follow-up discussions. We cross-train scientists who want to employ cryo-EM within their own research portfolios. Our training - including short-term and long-term in-residence programs for single particle cryo-EM workflow, from specimen preparation to structure validation, is targeted at a wide variety of skill levels.  Access to the Center is through an open process based on scientific merit.

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A National Center for Cryo-Electron Microscopy

S2C2 is co-located with the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource and the Linac Coherent Light Source at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Stanford University.

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