SLU and Washington University have signed a collaboration agreement involving the WU Center for Cellular Imaging (WUCCI), which will allow SLU researchers to use the facility. In addition, SLU will contribute $2.5 million towards the purchase of a new cryo-electron microscope (cryo-EM). The WUCCI is a state-of-the-art imaging facility that opened in 2015, and offers light microscopy, electron microscopy, and x-ray microscopy, in addition to cryo-EM.
The agreement will give SLU researchers the same access, priority, costs, and technical help afforded to WU investigators for 15 years, as well as providing access to instruments not currently at SLU for 10 years. Funding for the partnership was provided through the Doisy Fund for Biochemistry.
A list of available equipment can be downloaded here: WUCCI Equipment