Comprehensive Cryo-EM Training

S2C2 provides in-residency cryo-TEM training to the local and international research community. We invite researchers with a variety of EM skill levels to apply for our comprehensive cryoEM training, which is offered by a team of cryo-EM experts.  Residency may vary in length and different aspects of cryo-TEM training will be addressed as requested by the applicant.

What aspects of EM training can be applied for?

  • Cryo-Specimen preparation and screening
  • Data collection
  • Image processing
  • modeling
  • Structure validation
  • others

Who can apply?

Researchers (faculty and staff) and students with any level of qualifications that also includes research experience (e.g. structural biology, biophysics, and cryo-EM).  The training will cover one or more of the following: cryo-specimen preparation and screening, data collection and analysis, image reconstruction, modeling, and structure validation.

What documents are required?

  • Application form
  • Biosketch/CV upload
  • Statement of Motivation
  • SLAC DOE Access form and related documents for site access

What research information and responsibilities must be specified?

  • Details of the applicant's current research projects and participations
  • Justification of the need to include cryo-EM in your current research and/or training responsibilities in your affiliated lab
  • Specify how training at S2C2 will benefit the wider research community at your institution or region.

Applications will be reviewed and awarded based on the above criteria with consideration given to the scientific merit of research projects and the geographic location of the home institution.

For what period of time can residency be requested?

  • Any suitable period from one week to one year
  • The period of residency will be determined by the applicant’s need and available space at S2C2.

Fees and Funding

No fees will be charged for in-residence training, EM instrumentation time, or study materials. Residents’ home institutions need to provide all funds for living expenses, travel, and accommodation.

Will any reading material be provided?

Successful applicants will receive online reading material, including video clips and PDF copies of material as needed.

Publication Acknowledgement

Please include the following in your manuscript acknowledgment:  "Some of this work was performed at the Stanford-SLAC Cryo-EM Center (S2C2), which is supported by the National Institutes of Health Common Fund Transformative High Resolution Cryo-Electron Microscopy program (U24 GM129541).  The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health."

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