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 four Titan Krios microscopes, a Talos Arctica and a Scios cryo-FIB/SEM. The Polara microscope is located at the University of Oxford.
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
Another highly successful cryoEM sample preparation workshop to teach new cryoEM users how to prepare samples for imaging was held 2nd - 4th October 2018. The intensive, 3 day hands on course, was supported by;
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