The goal of the NYSBC Cryo-electron microscopy (CEM) facility is to help researchers elucidate the intermolecular interactions and domain architectures of macromolecules within their native cellular assemblies. Towards this goal, the facility has brought together a combination of instrumentation and staff expertise that supports the determination three-dimensional structures. The NYSBC is also a member of TEMIMPS, the Transcontinental EM Initiative for Membrane Protein Structure.

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  • 1x 80/120kV TEM - W filament
  • 2x 200kV TEMs - FEG
  • 1x 300kV TEM - FEG
  • 1x Dual-beam SEM - FIB/FESEM


Quorum Cryostage

Quorum Stage

We have installed a column-mounted, gas-cooled cryo-preparation system from Quorum Technologies on our dual beam SEM.

CEM Events

8/5/2014: New York Structural Biology Discussion Group
Time: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Location: Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Note: Pre-register to attend the meeting

8/7/2014: Fifth Annual Minisymposium on Computational Methods for Three-dimensional Microscopy Reconstruction
Time: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Location: City University of New York, Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue, Room 4102
Organizers: Gabor T. Herman (CUNY) and Joachim Frank (Columbia University) 

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