Cryo-EM @ Harvard Medical School is a user resource currently available to qualified researchers in the Harvard Medical School community.

Located in the basement of the Seeley G. Mudd building on the Harvard Medical Campus, we provide training and supervision in negative-stain and cryo-transmission electron microscopy. Our equipment includes 4 TEMs, 2 cryo plungers and sample preparation areas. Our FEI Tecnai F20 and Polara F30 TEMs are each equipped with Gatan K2 Summit direct electron detectors.

During 2018, The Harvard Cryo-EM Center for Structural Biology will open with participation of Boston Children's Hospital, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and Massachusetts General Hospital.  This separate facility will include 2 FEI Titan Krios microscopes, an FEI Talos Arctica microscope, Gatan K3 Summit direct electron detectors, additional sample preparation areas, and increased user support.  Check out the blog in the main menu for more information and updates.

 

Recent News

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A New Era: Inaugural symposium lauds Harvard’s new cryo-EM center for structural biology

May 31, 2018

To celebrate the new Harvard Cryo-EM Center for Strucutral Biology, HMS hosted the Inagural Symposium on May 30. The day-long event featured some of the world’s most esteemed structural biologists, including two Nobel laureates. Reflecting Harvard’s distinguished history of leadership in the field, the speakers all shared deep connections to the university, either as students, postdoctoral fellows, former faculty or longtime collaborators.

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2017 Nobel Prize in Chemistry awarded to Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank, and Richard Henderson!

October 4, 2017

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2017 to Jacques Dubochet of the University of Lausanne, Joachim Frank of Columbia University, and Richard Henderson of the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology "for developing cryo-electron microscopy for the high-resolution structure determination of biomolecules in solution"

Update 12/8/17: Official Nobel lectures at Stockholm University are happening today and can be streamed here: ...

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The Future of Molecular Visualization

January 18, 2017
"With the creation of the Harvard Cryo-Electron Microscopy Center for Structural Biology in the Longwood Medical Area, Harvard University today launched a pivotal initiative in molecular visualization, which promises remarkable advances in scientists’ ability to see molecules directly."
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