The Instruct Centre at EMBL Heidelberg provides access to cutting-edge cryo-EM instrumentation
The Instruct Centre EMBL-Heidelberg specialises in high-resolution cryogenic electron microscopy (cryo-EM) of biological samples, supporting users for single-particle and tomography projects. The cryo-EM service platform hosts two Titan Krios with K2/GIF or K3/GIF, Talos Arctica with Falcon 3, EMBL developed cryo-confocal prototype for Cryo-CLEM-TEM as well as auxiliary equipment. The platform staff support users with project planning, sample preparation, microscope selection and operation, providing full-service sample handling and data collection, and organise courses and workshops to external visitors at different levels. Starting from 2021, the cryo-EM service platform will further extend services to external users as part of the EMBL Imaging Centre, currently under construction, that will provide imaging services across different scales of resolution from molecules to organisms.
EMBL-Heidelberg is situated in Heidelberg, a university town located about 80km south of Frankfurt, Germany. Heidelberg population is about 160.000, roughly quarter of which are students.
EMBL is a 10-15 minute drive from Heidelberg city center and main railway station. Address: EMBL, Meyerhofstraße 1, 69117 Heidelberg, Germany
EMBL Heidelberg has its own guest houses, providing accommodation for the visitors, as well as excellent canteen and cafeteria on site, and meeting rooms.
For more information on how to reach EMBL please visit https://www.embl.de/aboutus/contact/travel/index.html
The cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM) service platform at EMBL Heidelberg gives access to state-of-the-art cryo-EM equipment for structure determination projects using the latest technology and methods in single-particle analysis and cryo-electron tomography (cryo-ET).