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Instruct UK CryoEM Sample Preparation Workshop

Registration Date: 09-Jan-2020 to 11-Feb-2020
Date: 24-Mar-2020 to 27-Mar-2020

Contact: Katie Cunnea


Instruct Partner

We are pleased to announce the CryoEM Sample Preparation Workshop, as part of the Instruct 2020 Training Programme. The course will take place from 24 - 27 March 2020, at the Diamond Light Source.

The goal of the workshop is to teach users the best practices in sample preparation for cryoEM imaging. The workshop will be principally hands-on with students preparing vitrified samples on the latest generation of plunge-freezing devices. Grid modification techniques and clipping and loading for Thermo Fisher Scientific autoloaders will also be taught. Students will screen the samples they freeze with the eBIC Titan Krios & Talos Arctica microscopes.

This workshop will be geared toward researchers relatively new to the field of cryoEM, but who already have some experience of plunge freezing. The course is only open to academic applicants. The course is funded by Instruct & Diamond Light Source. This funding includes the cost of the course, accommodation and subsidence. However, you will need to cover the cost of your travel to and from the course.

Applicants must show they are using cryoEM as part of their research and have access to a plunge-freezing device. The workshop aims to equip participants with the necessary skill set to further develop their cryoEM expertise at their home laboratories and eBIC. Several biological test samples will be provided allowing participants hands on experience with a variety of samples.

Applications close on 10 February 2020.

To find out more and apply for this workshop, head to the Diamond website.

To find out about further training opportunities in structural biology, see the full Instruct Training Programme for 2020.

eBIC, Diamond Light Source, United Kingdom

Instruct UK CryoEM Sample Preparation Workshop