Structural Biology Discussion Group


Structural biology aims direct visualization of macromolecules and therefore provides the most definitive way to describe its mechanisms of action. High resolution cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM) is emerging and developing technique in structural biology capable of producing density maps for direct atomic modelling.

We gather a discussion group to better understand what is the current practice of cryo-EM, critically assess where it falls short, present the most recent developments and applications to interesting biological problems. We encourage everyone to take active part.

Insights into translation-coupled mRNA degradation by cryo-EM: the structure of a ribosome-bound Ski helices complex
22 September, 10.30
Venue: Gamma-5 Becquerel room
Speaker: Christian Schmidt, Gene Center, LMU, Munich
The full schedule can be found here
For details, and if you are interested to meet a speaker, please contact Alexey Amunts