We are very happy to announce the creation of the Cryo-EM Facility (as of October, 2016) at the Department of Biochemistry, University of Cambridge.

This venture was made possible by funding from the Wellcome Trust* and from the Department of BiochemistrySchool of Biological Sciences and School of Clinical Medicine (University of Cambridge).

The installation of Talos Arctica 200kV FEG cryo-transmission electron microscope (cryo-TEM) with autoloader from FEI (now part of Thermo Fisher Scientific) has been successfully completed and the instrument will soon be ready for users.

We are currently in the process of acquiring Titan Krios 300kV FEG cryo-transmission electron microscope from FEI (now part of Thermo Fisher Scientific) equipped with sample autoloader, Falcon 3 and Gatan’s K3 detectors, and GIF Quantum LS imaging filter.

* Multi-User Equipment Grant application.

Grant Title: An electron cryo-microscopy resource for macromolecular structure determination in the University of Cambridge.

Grant Applicants:
Prof Ben Luisi (Lead Applicant)
Prof Judy Hirst
Prof Ernest Laue
Prof David Owen
Dr Luca Pellegrini
Prof Randy Read
Prof Peter St George-Hyslop
Prof Sir John Walker
Prof Alan Warren
Dr Simone Weyand

If you are interested in using the facility please contact the Facility Manager:
Dr Dima Chirgadze (dyc21 at cam.ac.uk).