Evanston CampusUnited States of Americahttp://cryoem.facilities.northwestern.edu/
Last Updated: 06/20/2016
The purpose of this facility is to provide the NU community and other institutions/entities primarily in the greater Chicago area with access to one of the fastest developing, cutting-edge imaging techniques for exploration of the structures of biological macromolecules and soft materials where applicable. Â The unique strength of electron microscopy, particularly for biological applications, is its versatility. Â In fact, EM is the only structural tool capable of providing structural information from a histological/cellular scale to near atomic Moreover, the range of (cryo)EM applications make it the only structural method that stands a chance to address what rapidly becomes the largest challenge in structural biology: structural genomics of interactions that represent an important pillar of systems biology. Â
In pursuit of its overall goal the major focus of the facility will be on providing extensive 1:1 training to potential users, and to provide support ranging from specimen development, specimen preparation, and imaging to computational image analysis, and structure determination. Â For more information on this facility click here.
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