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Advances in microscope technology and computing have paved the way for cryo-electron microscopy to move structural biology into a new era — allowing scientists to study the form and function of biological "machines" that are too large to study using X-ray crystallography.

The U-M Life Sciences Institute is home to a world-class cryo-EM laboratory, with state-of-the-art instruments and faculty specializing in this emerging field.


November 30, 2018

U-M is hiring two new cryo-EM faculty as part of the Biosciences Initiative. We're looking for specialists in correlative light and electron microscopy (CLEM) and cryo-electron tomography (cryo-ET). Learn more.

November 5, 2018

Starting today, we'll be using MiCores/iLab to schedule time on the microscopes.

October 29, 2018

Learn about new investments being made in cryo-EM through the U-M Biosciences Initiative!

August 10, 2018

Current status: All instruments are available for use. 

Talos Arctica K2 is in service however so only ceta camera is available for use.

June 28, 2018

Check out highlights from our hands-on cryo-EM summer workshop!