Links to Resources

http://www.fei.com/introduction-to-electron-microscopy/
A starting point for learning about electron microscopes
 
http://www.ibiology.org/ibioseminars/techniques/eva-nogales-part-1.html
Presentation describing the significance and value of electron microscopy
 
http://ibioseminars.org/
See for current topics in cell biology
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QML_KMQbOMc
Basics of cryo-EM sample preparation using the FEI Vitrobot
 
http://www.amc.anl.gov/
This WWW server can provides you with access to up-to-date information about State-of-the-Art Microscopy and Microanalysis programs.
 
http://www.microscopy.info/
Microscopy.info is a premier web destination for information on microscopes and microscopy techniques.
 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serial_block-face_scanning_electron_microscopy
Defines experimental approaches and some applications of serial block-face scanning electron microscopy.
 
http://3dem.ucsd.edu/
This is the home page for the 3-dimensional electron microscopy (3DEM) mailing list. The 3DEM list is a primary communication source among experts in the field of molecular and cellular electron microscopy.  It provides links to additional 3DEM labs.
 
http://www.gatan.com/techniques/serial-block-face-imaging
Website for the Gatan 3View in-chamber microtome providing an introduction to 3DEM..
 
http://ccdb.ucsd.edu/data/index.shtm
The Cell Centered Data Base is a resource for 3D reconstruction from 2D micrographs. 
 
http://www.grc.org/programs.aspx?id=10864
Gordon conference on 3DEM - Breaking Barriers to Go Beyond Structure: Describing Functional States and Biological Context
 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Energy-dispersive_X-ray_spectroscopy
Describes energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy an analytical technique used increasingly in biology.  New detector designs are far more efficient and now can provide data localizing elements within cells and tissues.  It is particularly useful for analysis of nanoparticles for various applications including the development of drug delivery systems.