Third K. H. Kuo Summer School of Electron Microscopy and Crystallography

International Workshop of 3D Molecular Imaging

 

by Cryo-Electron Microscopy

 

Institute of Biophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China

August 8 - 12, 2010

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"The International Workshop of 3D Molecular Imaging by Cryo-Electron Microscopy" will take place at the Institute of Biophysics (IBP), Chinese Academy of Sciences. IBP is located close to the Olympic Park where Beijing 2008 Olympic Games took place. The attendees coud have the chance to see the wonderful architectures, National Stadium (Bird's Nest)  and National Swimming Center (Water Cubic) that have become the symbol of Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.

 National Stadium (Bird's Nest) of China

 

In recent years, IBP has obtained the best period to be developed. Cryo-electron microscopy research field is mostly emphasized in this promotion. We will construct the Center of Biological Imaging (CBI) by setting up three transmission electron microscopes and one scanning electron microscope as well as several supra-resolution light microscopes. CBI will combine cell biology research and structural biology research together to achieve biological imaging from nano-scale to micro-scale with sub-nano resolution, from molecular level to cellular level. All the instruments in CBI will be incorporated into an integrated computer network realizing remote control, programmed data collection and image processing pipeline. The three transmission electron microscopes are 120kV TEM, 200kV TEM and the top-end 300kV FEG TEM -- Titan Krios. The new machine Titan Krios has been already shipped to CBI, now under installation and will be used for this workshop. Energy filter and STEM accessory have been configured on this machine. For sure, lots of promising and exciting research results will come out from this machine in the near future. Along with the complete construction for CBI, it is a good time for CBI as well as for IBP to organize one international workshop about cryo-electron microscopy application in 3D molecular imaging. This workshop belongs to the Electron Microscopy and Crystallography Summer School series in memory of Sir K.H.Kuo, the famous and respectful Chinese electron microscopist.

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Institute of Biophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences

 

300kV cryo-electron microscope FEI Titan Krios installed in IBP

 

IBP Titan Krios information limit measurement  at remote control room

 

200kV  transmission electron microscope FEI Tecnai 20 operated now in IBP