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Exploring the Complexity of Life by Cryo-EM

Major technical advances has enabled cryo-EM to become a mainstream technique in visualization of macromolecules, which provides the most definitive way to describe their mechanisms of action. The first international cryo-EM symposium in Sweden will take place in Stockholm (May 8) and Umeå (May 9), and present the developments that are shaping this scientific breakthrough. Topics covered include central discoveries in cryo-EM, the most recent methodological developments and applications to central biological questions.

Program, May 9 (Umeå)

09.00 Reducing the cost and increasing the speed of cryoEM
Richard Henderson, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK
09.45 Structures of scarce native complexes by cryo-EM: Finally following eukaryotic ribosome biogenesis at molecular resolution
Roland Beckmann, Gene Center, University of Munich LMU, Germany
10.30 Coffee and posters
11.00 Single particle analysis of chromatin complexes
Sara Sandin, Nanyang Technological University, NTU, Singapore
11:45 Protein synthesis in organelles at cryo-EM resolution
Alexey Amunts, Stockholm University
12.30 Lunch and posters
14.00 Opening windows into the cell:  Revealing the molecular  architecture of the nuclear periphery
Elizabeth Villa, University of California, San Diego, USA
14.45 A Hitchhiker’s guide to cryo-tomography: travel tips on things to do
Elisabeth Fischer, National Institute of Health, Hamilton, MT, USA
15.30 Coffee and posters
16.00 Using new methods in cryo-EM to gain mechanistic insight into gene expression
Lori Passmore, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK
16.45 Enabling and doing structural biology in situ – Recent advances in cryo-electron tomography
Jürgen Plitzko, Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Martinsried/Munich, Germany
17.30 Closing remarks

Registration, May 9 (Umeå)

Separate registration for the Umeå Symposium May 9 at: