The new cryoTEM Talos Arctica is now ready to be used. We have achieved resolution down to 3.4A. To access the microscope please contact Assoc Prof Eric Hanssen to discuss your project, the details of the access policy and a timetable.Access policy:Any sample will go thru a set of checks before acquisition can start on the Arctica- negative staining and 2D class averages of the sample (optional 3D model)- cryoEM micrographs from one of our screening microscopes (L120C or Tecnai F30) of the sample on the grids of choice showing particles at the required concentration and 2D class averages for complex above 500kDa.
Our new EBSD xford AZtec is up and running. It is currently housed on our Focussed Ion Beam. For more inforamtion about the system and specifics on how to access it please contact Sergey Rubanov firstname.lastname@example.org
Happy new year to you all from the team at the Bio21 Advanced Microscopy Facility. The year has started well for us with a new staff member and two new microscopes. But we needed to give you a quick update on a few things:
We are welcoming Dr Andrew Leis among the staff of the Bio21 Advanced Microscopy Facility. Andrew's primary responsability will be the new cryoTEM Talos Arctica.
New Year, New Toys (read toys as "Vital research equipment")
Winter is coming!
To be able to invest in the future and get new toys we need to show our investors (the University of Melbourne, ARC, NHMRC, other research institutions ...) that the output generated by the Bio21 AMF is significant.
The Bio21 Institute and the Australian Microscopy and Microanalysis Society bring you a new seminar series on new instrumentation and techniques with one seminar per month. Keep an eye on that space for dates.
After a successfull LIEF17 bid two new cryoTEMs will join the Bio21 AMF family in July 2017, a FEI Talos Arctica for single particle cryoEM and a Talos L120C for sample screening. Both benefit from the latest generation of automation.