CryoEM Center's major equipment includes :

  • 8 Gatan cryo-specimen holders for three of the JEOL 200 keV electron microscopes.
  • 2 FEI Vitrobot vitrification robots used for cryo-specimen preparation.
  • 2 Gatan cryo-plunger (CP3) used for cryo-specimen preparation.
  • 1 Leica EMGP automatic plunge freezing apparatus.
  • Advanced Gatan and Fishione plasma cleaning systems for treating EM-grids and other devices.
  • 2 EMITech carbon evaporators.
  • 3 Light microscopes from Nikon and Olympus; One Nikon Fluorescent microscope.
  • Linkam's CMS196 cryo-light microscope stage.
  • Instec's CLM77K cryo-light microscope stage.
  • Leica High Pressure Freezer (EM PACT2); Leica automated freeze substitution unit and Leica cryo-Ultramicrotome (EM UC6) with cryo-sphere.
  • Tissue culture laboratory equipped with Thermo Scientific Heraus Megafuge16R, Ohaus Scout Pro scale, Orflo MaxiZ Mini Automated Cell Counter, Nuaire Biological Safety Cabinet Class II Type A/B3 Model Nu-425-400, Nuaire Autoflow IR Direct Heat CO2 Incubator (2x), VWR Fridge (Full Size and Mini), VWR Liquid Nitrogen Storage, VWR Waterbath and VWR Analog Vortex Mixer.


  • Tissue culture laboratory equipped with Thermo Scientific Heraus Megafuge16R, Ohaus Scout Pro scale, Orflo MaxiZ Mini Automated Cell Counter, Nuaire Biological Safety Cabinet Class II Type A/B3 Model Nu-425-400, Nuaire Autoflow IR Direct Heat CO2 Incubator (2x), VWR Fridge (Full Size and Mini), VWR Liquid Nitrogen Storage, VWR Waterbath and VWR Analog Vortex Mixer.



    Leica High Pressure Freezer (EM PACT2); Leica automated freeze substitution unit and Leica cryo-Ultramicrotome (EM UC6) with cryo-sphere.







    2 EMITech carbon evaporators



    Advanced Gatan and Fishione plasma cleaning systems for treating EM-grids and other devices.



    PELCO easiGlow





    2 Gatan cryo-plunger (CP3) used for cryo-specimen preparation.



    1 Leica EMGP automatic plunge freezing apparatus



    2 FEI Vitrobot vitrification robots used for cryo-specimen preparation.



  • 3 Light microscopes from Nikon and Olympus.
  • One Nikon Fluorescent microscope.
  • Linkam's CMS196 cryo-light microscope stage.
  • Instec's CLM77K cryo-light microscope stage.



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