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A world leading facility for multiscale bio-imaging
The Laboratory for BioMolecular Structure (LBMS) is a state-of-the-art center for life science imaging located at Brookhaven National Laboratory. The center offers access to state-of-the-art cryo-electron microscopes and laboratory equipment for studies on the building blocks of all living organisms and their behavior.
The mission of the Laboratory for BioMolecular Structure (LBMS) is to accelerate our fundamental understanding about the building blocks of all living organisms and their function. By gaining the fundamental knowledge, LBMS aims to foster faster developments in biotechnology and medicine to meet the Nation’s needs in biofuels and healthcare. LBMS fulfills its mission by offering expertise and access to highly advanced cryo-electron microscopic capabilities to the greater research community.
A Complementary Facility
The strong partnership and co-location with the National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II), a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science User Facility, enables researchers to take their sciences to the next level by combining cryo-EM capabilities with ultrabright x-ray crystallography, scattering, and imaging.
Access to the Laboratory for BioMolecular Structure includes opportunities for training and coaching by experts. You will find a detailed list and description of training opportunities on the training website once training programs are available.
LBMS operations are funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Biological and Environmental Research program (KP1607011).