Exploring the Complexity of Life by Cryo-Electron Microscopy

[2017-02-01] Major technical advances has enabled cryo-EM to become a mainstream technique in visualization of macromolecules, which provides the most definitive way to describe their mechanisms of action.

The first international cryo-EM symposium in Sweden will take place in Stockholm and Umeå, and present the developments that are shaping this scientific breakthrough. Topics covered include central discoveries in cryo-EM, the most recent methodological developments and applications to central biological questions.

Note: You are welcome to participate in one of the two days or in both days of the symposium.

Everybody is welcome!

Programme 9th May 2017, Umeå (Day 2)

Venue: Stora hörsalen, KBC-building, Umeå University

8.45 Welcome
Hans Adolfsson, Vice-Chancellor, Umeå University
9:00 – 9:45 Reducing the cost and increasing the speed of cryoEM
Richard Henderson

MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK
9:45 – 10:30 Structures of scarce native complexes by cryo-EM: Finally following eukaryotic ribosome biogenesis at molecular resolution
Roland Beckmann

Gene Center, University of Munich LMU, Germany
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee and posters
11:00 – 11:45 Single particle analysis of chromatin complexes
Sara Sandin

Nanyang Technological University, NTU, Singapore
11:45 – 12:30 Protein synthesis in organelles at cryo-EM resolution
Alexey Amunts

Stockholm University
12:30 – 14:00 Lunch and posters
14:00 – 14:45 Opening windows into the cell:  Revealing the molecular  architecture of the nuclear periphery
Elizabeth Villa

University of California, San Diego, USA
14:45 – 15:30 A Hitchhiker's guide to cryo-tomography: travel tips on things to do
Elizabeth Fischer

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH
Hamilton, MT, USA
15:30 – 16:00 Coffee and posters
16:00 – 16:45 Using new methods in cryo-EM to gain mechanistic insight into gene expression
Lori Passmore

MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK
16:45 – 17:30 Enabling and doing structural biology in situ - Recent advances in cryo-electron tomography
Jürgen Plitzko

Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Martinsried/Munich, Germany
17:30 Closing remarks
Bernt Eric Uhlin

Director Cryo-EM Facility Umeå
Scientific Coordinator of UCMR and Director of MIMS, Umeå University
18:00 Dinner

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