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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.


February 4, 2020

Registration is now open for our third annual Cryo-EM Workshop: "I have my dataset — Now what?". The deadline to register for this summer's workshop is March 31. 

November 27, 2019
The LSI cryo-EM suite will be closed for renovations from Dec. 2, 2019, through late-spring, 2020. The closure will affect the Tecnai T12, the Talos Arctica and the Titan Krios.
The Morgagni on the 6th floor of LSI and the Glacios in the Biological Sciences Building will remain available for use.
September 16, 2019

We've launched a new e-newsletter to help keep you informed about changes in equipment, new software, staff updates and other important cryo-EM news. Check out the latest issue and subscribe!

June 4, 2019

Laura Koepping, M.S., has been hired as a cryo-EM research specialist to train and assist users on the facility instruments.

March 1, 2019

Chris Lilienthial has been hired as a cryo-EM research computer specialist, supporting the data acquisition and processing needs of structural biology researchers using the cryo-EM facility.