Cryo-EM Sweden Information and Application Portal

Cryo-EM Sweden Information and Application Portal

The Cryo-EM Swedish National Facility offers access to state-of-the-art equipment and expertise in single particle cryo-EM and cryo-tomography (cryo-ET). The Facility has two nodes: at SciLifeLab in Stockholm and at Umeå University. Our aim is to provide:

  1. An internationally competitive infrastructure that is accessible to all academic scientists in Sweden on equal terms.
  2. A training environment where researchers can become familiar with cutting-edge methods in cryo-EM.
  3. An educational framework of scientific meetings, practical workshops and training courses to enhance the activity of the broad Swedish scientific community.

SciLifeLab in Stockholm offers single-particle cryo-EM and cryo-ET of plunge-frozen samples, with a Talos Arctica for sample optimisation and a Titan Krios for high-resolution data collection.

The Umeå node offers single-particle cryo-EM and cryo-ET of plunge-frozen samples with a Titan Krios, Focused Ion Beam (FIB) lamellae preparation for cryo-ET with a Scios DualBeam SEM and sample optimisation support with a Talos L120. The Umeå node also offers a number of other TEM and SEM applications and sample preparation support, e.g. high pressure freezing, that can be accessed from

The Facility is open to two types of applications: Rapid Access and BAG (Block Allocation Group). Rapid Access applications will be evaluated once every four months and BAG applications once a year by a national Project Evaluation Committee, based on their scientific merit and technical feasibility. The deadline for BAG applications is September 1st. In order to submit an application, you need to register an account and log in. We invite you to read the information included in the 'Documents' tab.

Rapid Access application form

Application Form required to apply for time on a project for either screening or data-collection. Machine time will be allocated on 24 or 48h slots.

BAG application form

Information required in order to submit request for group allocation time for one year.

Recent news All news
Call for single particle Cryo-EM and Cryo-ET proposals (2018-03-04)

Applications are now being accepted. Deadline April 1, 2018.

Upcoming events All events
2018-09-01 First pilot BAG (Block Allocation Group) for single-particle CryoEM

We now open to BAG applications that allow users from one university to apply as a group and get a combined allocation that will extend for 12 months. You can find details about how a BAG works in the Documents session in the portal. You can apply for a BAG using the order form "BAG application". The deadline is September 1st.

The Cryo-EM National Facility was established as part of the Structural Biology Platform at SciLifeLab by Gunnar von Heijne (Stockholm University) and Bernt-Eric Uhlin (Umeå University) and launched on September 1st 2016. The Facility is supported by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg, Family Erling Persson, and Kempe Foundations, SciLifeLab, Stockholm University and Umeå University.

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