[3dem] The Third Brazil School for Single Particle Cryo-EM: 7-19 August 2008

Marin van Heel m.vanheel at imperial.ac.uk
Tue Apr 29 10:02:01 PDT 2008



7-19 August 2008

This school will be an intensive 12-day hands-on course/workshop for 
learning the processing of single-particle cryo EM data from A to Z. 
Attendees can be those who are entirely new to the approach or those for 
whom the technique is of growing importance and who wish to acquire an 
in-depth understanding of the technique. The course covers all issues 
from data collection, through to the interpretation of the cryo-EM maps 
and the fitting of X-ray structures.

The attendees are expected to bring along a modern notebook computer 
onto which all necessary software will be installed. Most processing 
will take place in the context of the IMAGIC software system but other 
software will be available. Various sample cryo-EM data sets will be 
distributed for processing during the course. Data sets will range from 
electron images of the asymmetric ribosome to those of icosahedral virus 
capsids. Students may bring along their own data sets for 
processing/discussion. New advanced topics include: “full-dataset CTF 
correction”, “full-dataset automatic particle selection”, and exploiting 
astigmatism to achieve atomic resolution.

The conference site is located in the beautiful historical city of 
Paraty on the Atlantic coast between the cities of Sao Paulo and Rio de 
Janeiro, Brazil. Paraty, although in the tropics, has a pleasant average 
temperature in August (winter on the Southern hemisphere).

For details see the school website: http://www.single-particles.org/school/

Marin van Heel


  Marin van Heel

  Professor of Structural Biology

  Division of Molecular Biosciences
  Faculty of Natural Sciences
  Imperial College London
  Biochemistry Building
  South Kensington Campus 
  London SW7 2AZ,        UK

  Tel:        + 44 (0)20 7594 5316
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