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The Harvard Cryo-Electron Microscopy Center for structural Biology turns 30 (publications)

At the time of this blog post there are thirty-one publications that have utilized The Harvard Cryo-Electron Microscopy Center (HC2EM) housed at Harvard medical school. The video below contains 30 representative structures that were deposited to the EM data bank.  These published structures are the result of research from eighteen labs from Harvard Medical School (HMS) , Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI), Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH), Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH), as well as...

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Our doors are re-opening June 21!

Hello again, cryoEMers and negative stainers!

We are excited to say our microscope doors will be back open to masked users on June 21— no more squinting at multiple remote TeamViewer screens, and if you were trained remotely in recent months, you can finally see what the TEM-UI looks like in person (as long as you use hand sanitizer before you touch it)!

As we transition to being on-site during imaging sessions, inventory and grid drop offs are still expected 3 business days in advance for proposal sessions, and 1 week in advance for SAS and Rapid access...

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Our new normal - Data behind closed doors

Greetings to you all!  We hope you are staying safe and healthy during these challenging times.  Here's an update about how the Cryo-EM Center and the MEMS have been running during the shutdown. 

Richard and Sarah have been rotating weeks on-site to clip and load samples and keep the microscopes cooled and aligned in the Cryo-EM Center.  The on-site person has also been responsible for maintaining the disinfection routine we put in place on March 18th.  Think about how many knobs, mice, keyboards, etc. you have to touch when you use a...

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