Cryo-EM microscope now at Solaris

The innovative technique of cryo-electron microscopy has just come to the Polish CERIC partner facility at the National Synchrotron Radiation Centre SOLARIS. The parts for the construction of a highest-class electron microscope have been delivered just before Christmas. It will be the first such microscope in Poland, and will be part of the National cryo-EM Center established at Solaris. The installation, calibration and optimization of the microscope will take several months, but it is expected to make it available to the first users already next year.

The funding of the project by the Polish ministry will be part of the implementation of the tasks in the frame of CERIC. The creation of the National Centre of Electron Cryomicroscopy at SOLARIS will expand the CERIC research offer by providing access to the Cryo-EM technique, which is among the most important methodologies in modern research.

In the picture, from left to right: Michał Młynarczyk- SOLARIS/Deputy director for administration and finance, Prof. Marek Stankiewicz-SOLARIS/Director, Krzysztof Herman- Labsoft CEO , Prof. Kazimierz Strzałka- MCB UJ/Project Manager, Dr. Sebastian Glatt-MCB UJ/ Project Leader, Jakub Chocyk – Labsoft Representative