UMass Cryo-EM Club

The UMass Cryo-EM Club aims to connect cryo-EM users at UMass Chan Medical School and the greater Boston area to discuss challenges and new developments in cryo-EM. We meet on the second Tuesday every other month and enjoy coffee and baked goods.


Each meeting consists of two 30 minute talks. These talks aim to be focused on techniques and challenges encountered in cryo-EM projects and not be “success stories”. Examples are:

  • Challenging cryo-EM projects (dealing with flexibility, finding rare complexes inside the cells, etc.)
  • Tutorials for new sample preparation procedures or data processing workflows
  • New electron microscopy instrumentation (phase plates, cameras, volume imaging, etc.)

Next meetings

September 13th 2023

Chen Xu: “New developments in volumetric electron microscopy”

Johannes Elferich: “New features in cisTEM for in-situ cryo-EM”