EMBL Heidelberg hosts a cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM) service platform, available for use by external scientists with both single particle and tomography projects.
The platform gives access to state-of-the-art cryo-EM equipment for structure determination projects using the latest technology and methods. The platform hosts a FEI Titan Krios G3 equipped with a phase plate and a Quantum-K2 camera and a 200 kV FEI Talos Arctica with an electron counting Falcon 3 camera. Both microscopes are equipped with an automatic sample loading system and configured for automatic data acquisition.
Experts are on hand to help and support researchers during microscope handling, data acquisition and optimisation of imaging conditions.
Thanks to a continuous test program with Thermo Fisher, we ensure the microscopes have the latest hardware and software features.
The Cryo-Electron Microscopy Service Platform at EMBL Heidelberg now provides mail-in access to its state-of-the-art cryo-EM equipment for COVID-19-related projects (single-particle analysis and cryo-electron tomography). Read more here.