During 2018, The Harvard Cryo-Electron Microscopy 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 Thermo Scientific Titan Krios microscopes, a Thermo Scientific Talos Arctica microscope, Gatan K3 Summit direct electron detectors, additional sample preparation areas, and increased user support.
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...
We are gradually making the Arctica available, beginning with inviting users who have previous experience with SerialEM to test our workflows and acquisition parameters. Once we are confident in our systems, we will open it up to all affiliated researchers.