In recent years, tremendous progress has been made
in structural studies on biological macromolecules and assemblies using cryo-electron microscopy. As more and more
genome projects for human and other organisms are completed, the focus
of biological research is shifted to proteins, protein complexes,
organelles and cells. Along with X-ray crystallography and NMR
spectroscopy, cryo-electron microscopy technologies are
playing increasingly important roles in structural biology research.
train the next generation of scientists in this exciting field, a
workshop on cryo-electron microscopy of macromolecular assemblies will
be held at Institute of Biophysics, Chinese academy of Sciences,
Beijing, China, August 8 - 12, 2010. The workshop will give the emphasis
on single particle analysis and electron tomography by cryo-electron
microscopy. Both basic principles of these techniques and their
state-of-the-art applications to biological systems will be taught at
the school, and practical sessions will also be organized to show
hand-on experience in cryo-electron microscopy as well as image processing
and analysis techniques.
Graduate students and postdocs who currently work in or who are
interested in joining the field are particularly encouraged to attend.
Importantly, a number of leading scientists will be lecturing at the
school; young scientists will have plenty of opportunities to directly
interact with these leading scientists.
Album of the workshop
The large version of the group photo
can be download here.
The posters for
this workshop could be downloaded here for English
workshop is organized under the auspice of
on Electron Crystallography of
the International Union of Crystallography (IUCr)
Chinese Crystallography Society (CCrS)
Chinese Society of Electron Microscopy (CSEM)
Chinese Society of Biophysics