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DANDRITE Master Class: Principles and Practices of Phase Plate Cryo-Microscopy

Associate professor Elizabeth R. Wright, EMORY University School of Medicine, Atlanta

2017.08.25 | Trine Møller Hansen

Date Thu 31 Aug
Time 10:15 11:00
Location iNANO meeting room 1590-213, Gustav Wieds Vej 14, 8000 Aarhus C

Assoc. prof. Elisabeth R. Wright

Associate professor Elizabeth R. Wright
Department of Pediatrics, Division of Infectious Disease
EMORY University School of Medicine, Atlanta


DANDRITE Master Class: 
Principles and Practices of Phase Plate Cryo-Microscopy 

Cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM) is undergoing a technological revolution that has moved the field from sub-nanometer resolution ‘blobs’ to atomic resolution structures. However, there remain challenges associated with imaging low contrast, radiation sensitive cryo-preserved specimens. ‘Enhanced’ phase contrast (PC) transmission electron microscopy (TEM) methods were developed to overcome these complications. I will present the theory behind the technologies and results showing the success of using phase plate methods for cryo-EM investigations of biological complexes. 

Host: Professor Poul Nissen, DANDRITE & Dept. of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Aarhus University

Specialized iNANO Lectures