24/7 Space News
JEMCA, a new electron microscope center to advance in research into structural biology and new materials
stock image only
JEMCA, a new electron microscope center to advance in research into structural biology and new materials
by Staff Writers
Barcelona, Spain (SPX) Feb 27, 2023

The ALBA Synchrotron building in Spain has launched the Joint Electron Microscopy Center at ALBA (JEMCA), offering electron microscope services to the scientific community. The new center is unique in Spain, as it is the only facility that complements the synchrotron light source with electron microscopy services. This collaboration has been financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) with a budget of 5.8m euro.

The JEMCA currently houses two microscopes: the Cryo-TEM and the METCAM. The Cryo-TEM microscope is coordinated by the Institute for Molecular Biology of Barcelona (IBMB-CSIC) and is being used to analyze proteins involved in metastatic lung cancer, as well as proteins' complexes with antibodies. Cryo-TEM is the second microscope of its kind in Spain and represents a great advance for the user community in this field.

The METCAM microscope, currently being set up, will be used to analyze different types of materials. Its high spatial resolution reaches below 0.5 angstroms, which allows viewing individual atoms. It will be used to tackle challenges such as hydrogen production, CO2 reduction, and the development of quantum materials.

JEMCA's new microscopes are open to the entire scientific community, with academic access free of charge on a competitive basis. Fifty percent of the total cost was financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), with the support of the Ministry for Research and Universities of the Government of Catalonia.

The JEMCA expands research capacities in Catalonia and will also be strengthened by the electron microscope currently being installed at the University of Barcelona, co-funded by the same ERDF program. The JEMCA, through the ICN2, forms part of the European Distributed Research Infrastructure for Advanced Electron Microscopy (e-DREAM).

Editor's note: This report was written with AI assistance using the prompt "RULE Shakespeare" developed inhouse at SpaceDaily.com.

Related Links
Autonomous University of Barcelona
Space Technology News - Applications and Research

Subscribe Free To Our Daily Newsletters

The following news reports may link to other Space Media Network websites.
Carbon-neutral pavements are possible by 2050
Boston MA (SPX) Feb 24, 2023
Almost 2.8 million lane-miles, or about 4.6 million lane-kilometers, of the United States are paved. Roads and streets form the backbone of our built environment. They take us to work or school, take goods to their destinations, and much more. However, a new study by MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub (CSHub) researchers shows that the annual greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of all construction materials used in the U.S. pavement network are 11.9 to 13.3 megatons. This is equivalent to the emissions of ... read more

Crew-6 ready for launch and a program of scientific studies on ISS

Farming on the Moon

SpaceX Dragon crewed flight to ISS pushed back 24 hours

Russia claims Progress leak caused by an "external impact"

World's first 3D-printed rocket Terran 1 is ready for its maiden flight

NASA, SpaceX delay Sunday Crew-6 flight until Monday

SpaceX Endeavour's crew arrive at KSC ahead of launch

Flight Crew Arrives at NASA's Kennedy Space Center for Crew-6 Mission

Drilling the Marker Band Again: Sols 3750-3751

Better tools needed to determine ancient life on Mars

Another Busy Day on Mars: Sol 3749

Perseverance set to begin third year on Mars at Jezero Crater

China's space station experiments pave way for new space technology

China solicits logos for manned space missions in 2023

Two crews set for Tiangong station in '23

Large number of launches planned

Space Daily retools to AI/ML centric Content Management System

Public work begins on UK's largest commercial satellite control centre

AFRL establishes one-stop shop for partnerships

Sidus Space secures additional launches with SpaceX

Scientists identify new mechanism of corrosion

JEMCA, a new electron microscope center to advance in research into structural biology and new materials

Is biodegradable better? Making sense of 'compostable' plastics

Scientists believe they've found untapped helium reserves

CARMENES project boosts the number of known planets in the solar neighbourhood

"Forbidden" planet orbiting small star challenges gas giant formation theories

Very Large Telescope captures direct images of bright exoplanet

Does ice in the Universe contain the molecules making up the building blocks of life in planetary systems?

Newly discovered form of salty ice could exist on surface of extraterrestrial moons

New aurorae detected on Jupiter's four largest moons

JUICE's final take-off before lift-off

A new ring system discovered in our Solar System

Subscribe Free To Our Daily Newsletters


The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2023 - Space Media Network. All websites are published in Australia and are solely subject to Australian law and governed by Fair Use principals for news reporting and research purposes. AFP, UPI and IANS news wire stories are copyright Agence France-Presse, United Press International and Indo-Asia News Service. ESA news reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. All articles labeled "by Staff Writers" include reports supplied to Space Media Network by industry news wires, PR agencies, corporate press officers and the like. Such articles are individually curated and edited by Space Media Network staff on the basis of the report's information value to our industry and professional readership. Advertising does not imply endorsement, agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by Space Media Network on any Web page published or hosted by Space Media Network. General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Statement Our advertisers use various cookies and the like to deliver the best ad banner available at one time. All network advertising suppliers have GDPR policies (Legitimate Interest) that conform with EU regulations for data collection. By using our websites you consent to cookie based advertising. If you do not agree with this then you must stop using the websites from May 25, 2018. Privacy Statement. Additional information can be found here at About Us.