Our main driver is to enrich user’s skills and career by training them to be proficient in all aspects of cryo-EM, from sample preparation to model building. We are, however, also acutely aware of the time requirements in training of new users and time pressures associated with publishing and responding to reviewers. As such we offer multiple levels of assistance to our user community.
We aim to make our users independent in all aspects of (cryo)EM and microED by providing access to the latest online resources and directed hands-on training. We further facilitate peer-to-peer learning through our Slack group and monthly user meetings.
Service and Collaborations
As the time permits, in one or few sessions, staff of the facility can perform data collection on user provided samples. This is ideal for a short pilot feasibility study, or for the production of a final image for an existing well-characterized study. For more demanding studies Center’s staff may engage in Collaborations with interested labs. In these projects participating staff members add a significant intellectual contribution to the project through troubleshooting, data collection, and processing.