The Center of Microscopy at UFMG will sponsor a workshop entitled “Electron Microscopy Cryo-techniques as Tools for Elucidating Biological Processes” on December 3-7, 2018. There has been an explosion in research involving cryo-electron microscopy during the last 5 years. In fact, the 2017 Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded to researchers who were instrumental in the development of the techniques. These methods are allowing researchers to obtain unprecedented, three-dimensional, near-atomic resolution images of cells, organelles, protein complexes and even individual molecules with applications in basic biology and medicine, as well as drug development.
The Center of Microscopy, recently designated as a National Multiuser Center by FINEP, has made a huge investment in the acquisition of equipment and training of staff during the last 3 years and is now in the phase of opening the use of cryo-techniques and the associated equipment to the scientific community. Thus, the goal of the workshop is to stimulate the utilization of cryo-techniques in electron microscopy by researchers in Minas Gerais, as well as Brazil and South America.
The workshop will consist of 3 days of practical, hands-on sessions for a group of selected participants followed by 2 days of presentations by internationally recognized researchers in the area. The practical sessions (Dec 3-5), coordinated by Roland Fleck, Gema Viscay-Barrena and Corey Hecksel (Kings College London, UK), Johanna Höög (University of Gothenburg, Sweden) and Bruno Humbel (Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology, Japan), for 18 selected participants will take place in the Center of Microscopy at UFMG and cover the following topics: plunge-freezing, high-pressure freezing, freeze-substitution, cryo-ultramicrotomy, freeze fracture, and tomography.
The lectures will occur on December 6-7 in CAD 3 (Auditorium B107) and will be open to all participants who have registered.
Structures of Biological Macro-molecules by Single-Particle Cryo-EM: The roots of the “resolution revolution"
Cryotechniques in life sciences: challenges, applications, tips and tricks
EM studies of how malaria parasites break out of the red blood cells
Studying eukariotic flagella with different EM-cryotechniques
Structural organization of ion nanodomains in subcellular components in protozoan parasites
Cryo-EM at LNNano/CNPEM: what can we do now?
Using cryotechniques to study the cell biology of host-pathogen interactions
Routine applications of Cryo-EM in a multi-user facility
Electron tomography analyses of cloroplast biogenesis in High pressure freezing plant leaf cells
The workshop will consist of 2 days of presentations on Thursday and Friday, Dec 6-7 by internationally recognized researchers in the area. Please fill out and submit the registration form.
Three days of practical, hands-on sessions for a group of selected participants on Dec 3-5 will precede the lectures. If you are interested in participating in the practical sessions, please fill out and submit the pre-registration selection form.
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