The facility is able to provide instrumentation to take cryo-EM projects from the initial screening stage through to data collection for high resolution structures. We have three microscopes as well as equipment for sample preparation.
We are equipped with a 120kV Talos microscope with a Ceta camera. This microscope is ideal for screening of negative stain samples to address the viability of a sample.
We have two Vitrobot Mark VI robots for sample vitrification. We also have a Solarus II plasma cleaner for grid preparation. Sample preparation equipment is located in a climate controlled low humidity room to minimise contamination of samples during preparation.