Pathway to Being an Independent CryoEM Researcher

A critical part of being a member of the MEMC community is being able to not only learn about cryoEM techniques and best practices, but also lead your research project. To best utilize the resources at MEMC, we encourage our users to become independent users of the facility. Towards that goal, we have a certification program to allow you to independently make use of the center’s resources

Core Equipment

The equipment and areas that users may test for independence include the following:

Negative stain bench
Solarus glow discharger
Vitrobot Mark IV
Leica EM GP
Hitachi 7800 screening microscope
Glacios#2 screening microscope


For your reference below are the certification checklists and manuals. Typically users should demonstrate competence and proficiency to 2 staff members. To schedule for a certification test you may email memc [a]

Training Videos

Smart Leginon Tutorial

Glacios Tutorial