[3dem] Workshop on Advanced Topics in EM Structure Determination

Clint Potter cpotter at scripps.edu
Wed May 2 12:56:42 PDT 2012

The National Resource for Automated Molecular Microscopy


A Workshop on Advanced Topics in EM Structure Determination
November 11-16, 2012
National Resource for Automated Molecular Microscopy
The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI), La Jolla, California.

We invite applications to participate in a Workshop on EM Structure Determination of Challenging Macromolecules.  The workshop is aimed at students, postdocs and faculty that already have some experience practicing cryoEM.  We can accommodate a total of 100 participants.
A major goal of the workshop will be to discuss some of the challenges that we face in using cryoEM to solve the structure of macromolecules.  Topics to be discussed will include improvements in specimen preparation, imaging, processing and reconstruction, and methods for validation. The basic format of the course will be theoretical lectures in the mornings followed by practical demonstrations and panel discussions in the afternoon. Evenings will be reserved for poster presentations by participants and research talks by instructors.

The instructors for the course will include: Yifan Cheng (UCSF), Wah Chiu (Baylor), David DeRosier (Brandeis), Joachim Frank (Columbia), Bob Glaeser (LBL), Niko Grigorieff (Brandeis), Richard Henderson (MRC), Tilak Jain (TSRI), Gabe Lander (Berkeley), Steve Ludtke (Baylor), Pawel Penczek (U. Texas- Houston), John Rubinstein (Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto), Sjors Scheres (MRC), Holger Stark (Max Planck- Göttingen), Elizabeth Villa (MPI), and Tom Walz (Harvard).

Application forms may be found online at the workshop web page:

A registration fee of $750 will be charged to participants from non-profit institutions. Some partial scholarship support may be available depending on the success of efforts to raise support. All meals will be provided as part of the workshop registration fee but participants will be expected to cover their own travel and lodging expenses. Cost of housing is estimated to be under $100/night for a shared room and transportation will be provided between the hotel and the workshop venue.  Further details on these and other matters will be provided once the registration process begins.

The application deadline is 1 July and a final selection of participants will be made by 15 August.

Please see all other information pertaining to the course at the web site:

For other inquiries send email to:  nramm at scripps.edu

Bridget Carragher, Clinton S. Potter and Ronald A. Milligan
National Resource for Automated Molecular Microscopy,
The Scripps Research Institute
The National Resource for Automated Molecular Microscopy is supported by grants from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (GM103310).

Clint Potter, Professor,  Automated Molecular Imaging Group, Dept. of Cell Biology, Mailing Address:  The Scripps Research Institute,  MC CB129,  La Jolla, CA  92037
Ph: (858) 784-9050, Fax: (858) 784-9090, e-mail: cpotter at scripps.edu, URL http://ami.scripps.edu
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