Jeol and the occurrence of the next Ice Age

11 June 2018

You are invited to the next Frontiers in Microscopy and Microanalysis Seminar - JEOL and the occurrence of the next Ice Age.

Cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM) for the longest time has been limited to produce structures of biological macromolecules around a nanometer resolution. In only a few select cases atomic resolution was achieved. Currently, however, cryo-EM is capable of routinely yielding structures of small molecules at a resolution sufficiently high to clearly fit amino acid side chains in the density maps. This dramatic upswing in the power of cryo-EM has been fueled by significant technological advances, notably detector technology, and was recognized with the award of the Nobel prize in Chemistry to Dubochet, Henderson and Frank. Work flows now dictate decisions by biochemists and the field of cryo-EM has become a bonafide member in a trifecta of structure determination methods alongside x-ray crystallography and NMR. This seminar will review JEOL's position against this backdrop and hint at exciting future developments.

Date: Wednesday, 13th June 2018

Time: 2pm - 4pm

Venue: Level 1 Seminar Room, AIBN Building # 75

Speakers:  Mr Jaap Brink from JEOL USA & Mr S. Motoki from JEOL Ltd

Duration of Seminar:  Approximately 1-1.5 hours