October 29 – November 3, 2017: Workshop on Advanced Topics in EM Structure Determination: Challenges and Opportunities.

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 A Workshop on Advanced Topics in EM Structure Determination: Challenges and Opportunities

October 29-November 3, 2017

National Resource for Automated Molecular Microscopy
Simons Electron Microscopy Center, New York Structural Biology Center, New York, New York

CryoEM has entered a new era over the past several years but there are many challenges that remain to be solved. A major goal of this workshop will be to discuss challenges in the field as well as opportunities to address these challenges and move the field forward. Topics to be discussed will include specimen preparation, imaging, instrumentation, processing and reconstruction, and methods for validation. Evenings will be reserved for poster presentations by participants and research talks.

The instructors for the course will include: John Briggs (EMBL), Jue Chen (Rockefeller), Anchi Cheng (NYSBC), Yifan Cheng (UCSF), Wah Chiu (Stanford), Rado Danev (MPI), Joachim Frank (Columbia), Bob Glaeser (LBL), Niko Grigorieff (Janelia) Steve Ludtke (Baylor), Paul Mooney (Gatan), Alex Noble (NYSBC), Chris Russo (MRC), John Rubinstein (Toronto), Sjors Scheres (MRC), Scott Stagg (FSU), Henning Stahlberg (U. Basel), David Veesler (U. Washington), Elizabeth Villa (UCSD), Tom Walz (Harvard).

The workshop is aimed at students, postdocs and faculty that already have some experience practicing cryoEM. We will accommodate a total of 100 participants. The workshop will be held at CUNY Advanced Science Research Center, 85 Saint Nicholas Terrace, New York, NY 10031, which is immediately adjacent to NYSBC where NRAMM is located.

The application process is now closed, applications are being reviewed and applicants will hear by August 1 if they have been accepted.

For inquiries send email to: cryo2017@nysbc.org

Organizers
Bridget Carragher and Clinton S. Potter
National Resource for Automated Molecular Microscopy,
Simons Electron Microscopy Center
The New York Structural Biology Center