Simons Electron Microscopy Center
The Simons Electron Microscopy Center provides expertise and resources for understanding both molecular and cellular structures. Molecular structure determination is enabled by high-end transmission electron microscopes (TEMs), direct detection cameras, and computational support for single particle analysis. Cellular structure determination is enabled by tomographic reconstructions using the TEMs and a focused ion beam (FIB) scanning electron microscope (SEM). SEMC is supported by dues from member institutions as well as the Simons Foundation.
Major renovations continue to the SEMC suite to get ready for the Krios#2 and to upgrade the HVAC system. Our current plan for the renovations is as below, but please bear with us as major changes like these cannot always be held to a strict timeline.
During the week of April 11th, the J3200 microscope decommissioning began and will continue until the end of the month. The HVAC duct work and the demo of Krios#2 room will begin the first week of May. The acoustic pads will be taken down, there will be holes drilled in the walls, but we intend that all microscopes will remain up. By May 9th, the saw cutting for the Krios#2 pit will begin with a main power shutdown for about four hours on the morning of May 11th. The emergency generator will be operational during the shutdown. During the week of May 16th, the HVAC and Krios#2 pit work will take the microscopes down for 2-3 days. CRAC units will be installed in the equipment rooms.
Click here to view an updated Renovation schedule.
SEMC Forum: Professor Michael Elbaum
Department of Materials and Interfaces
Weismann Institute of Science
STEM: a re-emerging modality for cryo-imaging and tomography