The Electron Bio-Imaging Centre (eBIC) was established at Diamond following the award of a
£15.6 million grant from the Wellcome Trust, the Medical Research Council (MRC) and the
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC). The location of eBIC
enables scientists to combine their techniques with many of the other cutting-edge approaches
that Diamond offers; whilst a partnership with the University of Oxford allows users to access
the Polara, a high-containment cryo-electron microscope.
eBIC provides scientists with state-of-the-art experimental equipment and expertise in the field
of cryo-electron microscopy, for both single particle analysis and cryo-tomography. Currently
eBIC houses five Titan Krios microscopes, a Talos Arctica, Glacios, and a Scios and Aquilos cryo-FIB/SEM.
eBIC is pleased to announce its first user meeting on 29th April 2019. It will take place in Nottingham in collaboration with CCP-EM and their Spring Symposium. Sign up on the event website before the 25 January for an Early Bird discount:
Shipping samples to eBIC? New process launched at eBIC relying on barcodes. Please use ISPyB to generate your barcode and attach to your dewar.
First eBIC user meeting planned for Monday 29th April 2019, Nottingham, leading into the CCP-EM spring symposium on Tues 30th April & Wed 1st May.
Third cryoEM sample preparation workshop begins
eBIC offically opened by Nobel prize winner Richard Henderson
eBIC control room now fully operational for remote control access to all Krios microscopes.
First BAG super user accreditation/training successfully completed.
eBIC welcomes three new members of staff, Katie Cunnea (Centre coordinator) James Gilchrist (Support Scientist) and Zhengyi Yang (Postdoc).
CryoEM Sample Training workshop - 2nd - 4th October
eBIC Director announced: Introducing Prof Peijun Zhang
Krios II welcomes its first users from the University of Oxford
Krios I welcomes first users from MRC LMB Cambridge
[Publication] A national facility for biological cryo-electron microscopy. Saibil, H. R., Grunewald, K. & Stuart, D. I. (2015). Acta Cryst. D 71, 127-135. DOI: 10.1107/S1399004714025280
The goal of this workshop is to teach users the electron diffraction method in cryo-electron microscopes, from setting up the microscope for diffraction data collection to image processing. The workshop will be principally hands-on with students working on the Talos Arctica, and/or Krios, microscopes, as well as image processing tutorials.
More information COURSE NOW FULL.
The 4th cryoEM sample preparation workshop will be held at Diamond Light Source 13th - 15th November 2019. The 3 day course is suitable for new cryoEM scientists.
COURSE NOW FULL. Information on future courses coming soon.
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