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Talos Arctica is Back On-Line!

I am pleased to announce that Talos Arctica is now back on-line! All repairs have been completed successfully, as well as a new set of tests to check the performance of the system. Our system is in a very good … Continue reading

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Titan Krios Commissioned!

I am happy to announce that the installation of Titan Krios at the Department of Biochemistry is finally completed. As with Talos Arctica, the installation did take longer that anticipated due to a few issues with the instrument during the … Continue reading

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Talos Arctica Lens Repairs

Talos Arctica is currently undergoing some repair work, having a lens in the imaging system replaced. The procedure is not for the faint-hearted and involves the removal of the gun, splitting the microscope column, removal of the autoloader, etc. I hope we’ll … Continue reading

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Titan Krios HT Tank Replaced

Unfortunately, during the installation of the K2 camera instabilities with the electron beam were observed. These now have been traced to a faulty HT (High Tension) tank. The replacement HT tank has arrived yesterday and the beam is behaving well … Continue reading

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Vice-Chancellor Visit

On February 13, 2018 the Vice-Chancellor of Cambridge University, Professor Stephen Toope, visited the Department of Biochemistry to have a look at the Cryo-EM Facility. Here are some pictures from the event. Dima Chirgadze    

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Titan Krios SATs and First Micrographs

The beam is ON and we are getting through the SATs (Site Acceptance Tests). The system has also been tried with some real biological samples. As with Talos Arctica we’ve used beta-galactosidase protein as our test sample. We now have our first micrographs … Continue reading

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Titan Krios The Gun is Up!

The electron microscope with its electron gun is now inside the enclosure. All electronic cabinets are unpacked and connected, the services (electricity, water, etc) are also in place and connected too. Many thanks to Simon Quick, Mark Tomlin, Tom Mayle, … Continue reading

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Titan Krios Enclosure is Up

The enclosure for Titan Krios (the Cube) is now finished. We would like to say special thanks to Tim de Haas of VDL Enabling Technologies Group (Eindhoven, The Netherlands) for performing the installation. Dima Chirgadze

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Titan Krios Installation Started

Second day of installation. The holes for the anchoring bolts have been drilled into the floor and the enclosure assembly has started! Dima Chirgadze  

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Titan Krios Has Arrived!

We are pleased to announce the arrival of our new Titan Krios cryo electron microscope today. All 20 boxes a have been safely delivered to the Department of Biochemistry, University of Cambridge. Here are some photos from today’s action. Thanks … Continue reading

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