The cryoEM revolution in Structural Biology

The cryoEM revolution in Structural Biology

Series Name Leicester Institute of Structural and Chemical Biology Flagship Seminar
Speaker Professor Richard Henderson, Nobel Laureate, 2017 Prize for Chemistry
Type Lectures & Talks
When 18 Jul 2019, 03:00PM - 04:00PM
Venue Frank and Katherine May Lecture Theatre, Henry Wellcome Building
Open To Public
Ticket Price free
For Bookings Contact Helen Jukes, clsrso@le.ac.uk

Professor Richard Henderson, who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 2017, will be visiting the University of Leicester on Thursday 18th July and has kindly agreed to deliver a seminar between 3 and 4pm.
The talk will be entitled "The CryoEM Revolution in Structural Biology".
Attendees can also join us for afternoon tea in the Henry Wellcome Building Atrium afterwards.

In the last few years, single particle electron cryomicroscopy (cryoEM) has experienced a quantum leap in its capability, due to improved electron microscopes, better detectors and better software, and
this is revolutionising structural biology. Using the technique invented by Jacques Dubochet and his colleagues, a thin film containing a suspension of the macromolecules of interest is plunge-frozen into
liquid ethane at liquid nitrogen temperature, creating a frozen sample in which individual images of the structures can be seen in many different orientations. Subsequent computer-based image analysis is then used to determine the three-dimensional structure, frequently at near-atomic resolution. Professor Henderson will discuss the trends and challenges for cryoEM in the next year or two.

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