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[ccp4bb] Stanford-SLAC Cryo-EM Center (S2C2) Workshop – Specimen Preparation and Data Collection

S2C2 Workshop – Cryo-EM Specimen Preparation and Data Collection, March 23-25, 2020


Stanford-SLAC Cryo-EM Center (S2C2) will offer a beginning cryo-EM training workshop held at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory between March 23 and 25, 2020.  Onsite attendance for the lecture sessions is limited to ~40 participants with additional access provided via Zoom teleconferencing.  The hands-on sessions are limited to 12 participants.  There is no fee for this workshop.  If you are interested, you may apply by March 15, 2020 at:   https://cryoem.slac.stanford.edu/s2c2/training/s2c2-workshops/next-workshop


Day 1: March 23, 2020

    Wah Chiu : TEM basics and radiation damage

    Robert M. Glaeser : Challenges in cryo-specimen preparation, and principles of image phase contrast and phase plate

    Christopher Booth : Principles and operation of direct detector and energy filter

    Yee Ting Li : CryoEM elogbook; data management and image quality assessment during data collection

    Yifan Cheng : Best practices in cryoEM: what to do and not to do in tackling a new specimen


Day 2: March 24, 2020

    Brenda Gonzalez and Ziwei Huang : Using virtual reality for training in cryo-specimen preparation for cryoEM

    Practical sessions in small groups for cryo-specimen preparation and cryoEM operation


Day 3: March 25, 2020

    Practical sessions in small groups for cryo-specimen preparation and cryoEM operation


We look forward to providing this training in March!


The Organizers  


Corey Hecksel 



Michael Schmid



The S2C2 is supported by the National Institutes of Health Common Fund Transformative High Resolution Cryo-Electron Microscopy program.


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