Interview with Simone Mattei on Cryo-Electron Tomography – EMBL Imaging Centre

EMBL Imaging Centre

Open access to cutting-edge electron and light microscopy

We provide researchers from Europe and beyond with a synergistic portfolio of imaging services including cryo-EM, super-resolution and intravital microscopy to enable new ground-breaking research that crosses the scales of biology.

Interview with Simone Mattei on Cryo-Electron Tomography

Studying macromolecular complexes in their native environment within a cell has always been a challenge for scientists. However, with the advancements in technology and new methods, researchers are now able to delve into the ultrastructure of molecules, even in thicker samples, and study them in their natural context. One such method is cryo-Electron Tomography, which is available for users at our facility, which is part of the EMBL Node, through the Euro-BioImaging Proof-of-Concept study. In this interview, Simone Mattei, our Team Leader for Electron Microscopy Service and Technology Development, tell us more about cryo-Electron Tomography and its applications.