WORKSHOP ON ELECTRON MICROSCOPY: CRYO-TECHNIQUES AS TOOLS FOR ELUCIDATING BIOLOGICAL PROCESSES

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.

Organizing Committee:

  • Wagner Nunes Rodrigues, Director, CM-UFMG
  • Gregory Kitten, Vice-director, CM-UFMG
  • Elizabeth Ribeiro da Silva, Scientific Coordination, CM-UFMG

E-mail: workshopcryoem2018.ufmg@gmail.com

Lecturers

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Andres Käch

University of Zurich/Switzerland
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Bruno Humbel

Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology, Japan
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Byung-Ho Kang

The Chinese University of Hong Kong/China
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Corey Hecksel

Kings College London, UK
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Gema Vizcay-Barrena

Centre for Ultrastructural Imaging (CUI), Kings College London
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Helen Sabil

Birkbeck College/UK
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Jan van Lent

Wageningen University & Research/The Netherlands
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Johanna Höög

University of Gothenburg/Sweden
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Kildare Miranda

UFRJ/Brazil
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Marin van Heel

CNPEM/Brazil
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Roland Fleck

Centre for Ultrastructural Imaging (CUI), Kings College London
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Pippa Hawes

The Pirbright Institute/UK
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Rodrigo Portugal

CNPEM/Brazil

Event Program

  • Lunch Break

    • Time: 12:00 pm - 14:00 pm
  • Lunch Break

    • Time: 12:00 pm - 14:00 pm
  • Lunch Break

    • Time: 12:00 pm - 14:00 pm
  • Coffee Break

    • Time: 10:30 am - 11:00 am
  • Lunch Break

    • Time: 12:00 pm - 14:00 pm
  • Coffee Break

    • Time: 16:00 pm - 16:30 pm
  • Coffee Break

    • Time: 10:00 am - 10:30 am
  • Lunch Break

    • Time: 11:30 am - 13:30 pm
  • Coffee Break

    • Time: 15:30 pm - 16:00 pm

Event Partners

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3 Dec

Centro de Microscopia

Av. Antônio Carlos, 6627 - Campus Pampulha da UFMG, Belo Horizonte - MG, 31270-901

Contact: workshopcryoem2018.ufmg@gmail.com

Register Now

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.

Contact: workshopcryoem2018.ufmg@gmail.com

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