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.