Instruct Image Processing Center (I2PC)
The Instruct Image Processing Center (I2PC) at the CNB-CSIC is, within Instruct-ERIC, the European Center for infrastructure provision in Image Processing in Transmission Electron Microscopy under cryogenic conditions (CRYO-EM). To this end it provides support and training in the use of image processing software, at the same time that it works developing new methodological approaches while being committed to open science in the context of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC).
We provide access for projects requiring advanced image processing, assigning them expert personal and resources (the average time allocated to a project is two weeks)
I2PC, together with the CRYO EM - CSIC Facility, makes the Spanish Instruct Center.
I2PC is currently available for remote access only due to COVID-19 restrictions. For information on the availability of specific technologies, view the Technology Availability List or contact email@example.com. Please check here regularly for updates.
How to find us
By car: The University Campus is at the Km. 15 of the Colmenar road (M-607, Ctra. Colmenar Viejo, Km. 15). I2PC at the University Campus
By public transportation: You can reach the University Campus from Madrid either by bus (line 714 from Plaza de Castilla) or by train (line C4 and C10 from Atocha, Sol, Nuevos Ministerios or Chamartin railway stations).
You can find more information on the university website. In the map of the campus, the National Center of Biotechnology is located at the building number 18.
This platform will provide personalised support to Instruct projects requiring specialised processing of either electron or X-ray microscopy images. It will also help developers in integrating their methods into generally accessible analysis workflows. The Instruct Image Processing Centre (I2PC) in Madrid will assign personnel to this analysis, as well as the required computational resources.
The facility will provide support and expertise to researchers with samples in the first stages of characterization. Samples will be analysed by negative staining in search of the best conditions. Once found, samples will be subjected to different vitrification conditions in search of the best parameters, which will be tested in a cryomicroscope Talos Arctica 200 kV equipped with a Falcon III electron direct detector.
The best grids will be used to acquire data for image processing (it is advisable to contact the Instruct Image Processing Centre for support in the data processing).