Stanford-SLAC Cryo-EM Center (S2C2)
The Mission of the Stanford-SLAC CryoEM Center (S2C2) is to provide:
- Access to state-of-the-art instrumentation for specimen vitrification and cryoEM data collection towards atomic resolution structure determination.
- Support in screening and optimization of vitrified samples.
- Training for scientists to become independent cryoEM investigators.
The Center has cryo-specimen preparation devices, data quality assessment tools for on-the-fly evaluation and visualization, and image data storage capacity. Our expert staff train, assist, and advise users, both on-site and remotely, and are available for consultation beforehand and for follow-up discussions. We cross-train scientists who want to employ cryoEM within their own research portfolios. Our training includes short-term and long-term in-residence programs for single particle cryoEM workflows, from specimen preparation to structure validation, and is targeted at a wide variety of skill levels. Access to the Center is through an open process based on scientific merit.