Beckman Foundation funds cryo-electron microscope

Powerful new instrument will have a significant effect on many structural biology research projects in Seattle

Accelerate UW Medicine  |  Updated 9:30 AM, 04.04.2017

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  • Biochemistry faculty members Justin Kollman (left) and David Veesler (right) in a microscopy lab at UW Medicine.

A new cryo-electron microscope, which can reveal cellular and viral structures at near-atomic resolution,  will soon be arriving in Seattle.  The Titan Krios is being made available to a consortium of UW Medicine and Fred Hutch Cancer Research Center scientists through a $2.5 million contribution from the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation.  the instrument will help researchers better understand fine structures and molecular machinery in cells, viruses and proteins. 

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