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Cryo-EM allows scientists to make detailed 3D images of DNA, RNA, proteins, viruses, cells and the tiny molecular machines within the cell, revealing how they change shape and interact in complex ways while carrying out life’s functions.

Related links:  
Joint institutes and centers 
Cryo-EM fact sheet 
Stanford-SLAC Cryo-Electron Microscopy website

Research associate Megan Mayer and graduate student Patrick Mitchell load a sample into a cryogenic electron microscope at SLAC.

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Lydia-Marie Joubert is pointing at the result of laminating an organic sample down to 100-300nm thickness for cryo-EM imaging. For samples which are traditionally...
Cryo-EM computer image
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Cornelius Gati is publishing his research on tuberculosis. He works on tuberculosis samples at the cryo-EM facility. He freezes tuberculosis bacteria with liquid nitrogen...
A scientist works on Tuberculosis samples at the Cryo-EM facility.
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Research associate Megan Mayer and graduate student Patrick Mitchell load a sample into a cryogenic electron microscope at SLAC.
Research associate Megan Mayer and graduate student Patrick Mitchell load a sample into a cryogenic electron microscope at SLAC.
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Annual workshop for cryo-EM developments and a poster session.
Annual workshop for cryo-EM developments and a poster session.
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Cryo-EM and SSRL training workshop at SLAC.
Cryo-EM and SSRL training workshop
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Research at SLAC

COVID-19

SLAC is uniquely equipped to study viruses like SARS-CoV-2; in fact, we’ve been doing it for decades. This news collection gathers the latest information on COVID-19 research at SLAC.

A photo-collage featuring a technician at SLAC's cryo-EM facilities.
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Cryo-EM image processing workshop at SSRL
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This illustration shows arrestin (yellow), an important type of signaling protein, while docked with rhodopsin (orange), a G protein-coupled receptor.
This illustration shows arrestin, an important type of signaling protein
SLAC Science Explained

Taking pictures of tiny, flash-frozen things with electrons is revolutionizing biology and technology. SLAC and Stanford host one of the world’s leading facilities for...

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Public lecture presented by Rachael Kretsch

video still frame of public lecture about revolutionary 3-D views of viral RNA
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Past Event

SARS-Cov-2 and other RNA viruses are formidable natural foes of humanity.

Revolutionary 3-D Views of Viral RNA Using Cryogenic Electron Microscopy
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The leaders of SLAC's Technology Innovation Directorate discuss how their group supports the lab's most innovative projects.

TID senior managers