Service Centers & Training

The NIH Common Fund launched an initiative to increase biomedical scientists’ access to cryo-electron microscopy through the Transformative High Resolution Cryo-Electron Microscopy program (CryoEM). The program established three National Centers for Cryoelectron Microscopy and, recently, the National Network for Cryoelectron Tomography, which consists of four service centers. The awarded cryoEM and cryoET service centers listed below aim to provide access to specimen preparation and/or data collection services, as well as training programs. The CryoEM program also funded Educational Resources to provide additional instructional material to biomedical researchers in the application of cryoEM/ET techniques, theory, and analysis.

The CryoEM Merit Badge program is a developing universal certification system to allow users to apply their training across service centers within the networks. Updates about the program can be found on the Centers’ shared landing site.




This page last reviewed on March 3, 2021