Stanford-SLAC Cryo-EM

About the Resource

Stanford-SLAC Cryogenic Electron Microscopy offers state-of-the-art cryogenic electron microscopy (cryo-EM) instruments at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory’s Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource (SSRL). Cryo-EM generates detailed three-dimensional images of DNA, RNA, proteins, viruses, cells, and molecular machines within cells, revealing how they change, interact, and carry out biological functions.

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About the Home Facility

The Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource, at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, is a DOE scientific user facility sponsored by the Office of Basic Energy Sciences and operated by Stanford University. SSRL produces intense x-rays as a resource for scientists to study the world at the atomic and molecular levels, enabling research and advances in energy production, environmental remediation, nanotechnology, new materials, and medicine. SSRL operates approximately nine months each year, reliably delivering more than 97% of scheduled X-ray beam time.

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