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Overview

The David Van Andel Advanced Cryo-Electron Microscopy Suite

Cryo-EM Suite Overview

The David Van Andel Advanced Cryo-Electron Microscopy Suite harnesses revolutionary technology to visualize some of life’s smallest—yet most vital—components, including cells and molecular complexes, such as proteins. The Suite encompasses state-of-the-art cryo-electron microscopes (cryo-EM), which are supported by expert staff and a robust high-performance computing cluster with extensive cloud capabilities.

The heart of the Suite is the Titan Krios transmission electron microscope, which allows scientists to obtain high-resolution images of cells and molecules in their natural state. The Suite also houses a Talos Arctica, often considered the “workhorse” of cryo-EM, and a Tecnai Spirit G2 BioTWIN, which is used for preliminary screening of samples.

Due to high demand, the Cryo-EM Suite is only open to internal investigators.