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eBIC Cryo-EM Sample Preparation Workshop 2019

Registration Date: 12-Jul-2019 to 18-Aug-2019
Date: 13-Nov-2019 to 15-Nov-2019

Contact: Katie Cunnea

Instruct Partner

The goal of the workshop is to teach users the best practices in sample preparation for cryo-EM imaging. The workshop will be principally hands-on with students preparing vitrified samples on the latest generation of plunge-freezing devices. They will then have the opportunity to subsequently screen these samples with the eBIC Titan Krios, Talos Arctica and Glacios electron microscopes.


Introductory Lectures:

• An introduction to the basics of cryo-EM and cryo-ET

• The complete guide to sample vitrification. 

Hands-on sessions:

• Sample preparation for single particle cryo-EM

• Sample screening at eBIC and an introduction to data collection on Titan Krios, Glacios and Talos Arctica.


This workshop will be geared toward novices. Places have been reserved for both academic and industrial delegates. Grant funding has been secured for academic applicants, to include the cost of the course, accommodation and meals. The cost of the course to industrial delegates will be £1750 +VAT to cover the cost of the course, lunches and dinners.

Academic applicants must show they plan to use cryo-EM as part of their research and have access to a plunge-freezing device. The workshop aims to equip participants with the necessary skill set to further develop their cryo-EM expertise at their home laboratories and eBIC. Several biological test samples will be provided allowing participants hands on experience with a variety of samples.


Places for the workshop are limited.

For more information and to apply, click here.

Diamond Light Source, United Kingdom

eBIC Cryo-EM Sample Preparation Workshop 2019