The Krios Awakens
The powerful Titan Krios microscope at the heart of the new Arnold & Mabel Beckman Center for Cryo-Electron Microscopy has produced its first published datasets. Researchers in the Veesler Lab used the microscope to gain insights into coronavirus, leading to two new papers (Walls et al, Cell; Tortorici et al, Nat. Struct. Mol. Bio.). And researchers in the Kollman lab also used it to investigate the structure of designer protein filaments (Shen et al, Science). The Glacios scope is also up and running.
These microscopes help ensure that our department is well equipped to unlock even more structural insights. Our talented microscopists are currently setting up grids to study metabolic filaments, designed protein arrays, and much more. The resolution revolution continues!