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Accepting User Proposals to the National Center for CryoEM Access and Training (NCCAT)

The National Center for CryoEM Access and Training (NCCAT) is a new cryoEM service center funded by the NIH Common Fund. Located at the Simons Electron Microscopy Center (semc.nysbc.org), which is a part of the New York Structural Biology Center (nysbc.org) in New York City, the mission of NCCAT is twofold: to provide nationwide access to advanced cryoEM technical capabilities, and to assist users in the development of cryoEM skills needed for independent research. We announce the opening of general user proposals (GUPs) for limited early access to instrument time. There will be a rolling call for proposals with quarterly cycles with access starting the beginning of Q4 2018 (October). This initial cycle will support single particle cryoEM data collection on [...]

Major Federal Grant Boosts Life Sciences in New York

New York, NY, May 15, 2018 (Newswire.com) - ​​​​The National Institutes of Health Common Fund announced today major funding for three new national centers for cryo-electron microscopy (cryoEM).  The New York Structural Biology Center (NYSBC), a consortium of nine of New York’s preeminent research institutions1, will receive one of those grants (U24 GM-129539) in the amount of $42 million. NYSBC will expand its current facility located on the CCNY campus to house the new national center. The other national centers will be on the West Coast - at Stanford University and Oregon Health Science University in collaboration with the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. These three institutions were chosen after an extensive national competition. A new National Institutes of Health (NIH) [...]

NIH Funds Three National Cryo-EM Service Centers and Training Development

Background The National Institutes of Health is supporting efforts to broaden biomedical scientists’ access to cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM), the Nobel Prize-winning imaging method that is revolutionizing structural biology. The Transformative High Resolution Cryo-Electron Microscopy program is creating three national cryo-EM service centers to provide access to the technology and is supporting the development of cryo-EM training curricula to build a skilled workforce. Microscopy is an important tool for scientists in the study of cells, tissues, and organs. Cryo-EM is a method used to image frozen biological molecules without the use of structure-altering dyes or fixatives, to provide a more accurate model of the molecules and a greater understanding of biological function. Recent advances in cryo-EM technology have made it possible [...]

NIH announces national centers for cryoEM access and training

The National Institutes of Health is supporting efforts to broaden biomedical scientists’ access to cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM), the Nobel Prize-winning imaging method that is revolutionizing structural biology. The Transformative High Resolution Cryo-Electron Microscopy program is creating three national cryo-EM service centers to provide access to the technology and is supporting the development of cryo-EM training curricula to build a skilled workforce. The awards are anticipated to total $129.5 million, pending the availability of funds, and the centers are expected to offer limited services by late 2018 as they build to full capacity. Microscopy is an important tool for scientists in the study of cells, tissues, and organs. Cryo-EM is a method used to image frozen biological molecules without the use [...]