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Massachusetts Facility for High-Resolution Electron 
0ctober 4th, 2016
12noon – 6pm, UMass Chan Medical School,
Albert Sherman Center

Join us to celebrate the launching of the Massachusetts Facility for High-Resolution Electron Cryomicroscopy with a kickoff symposium featuring four outstanding lectures from global leaders in the field.  These speakers include:  Drs. Nikolaus Grigorieff, Ph.D. Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Group Leader, Janelia Research Campus, Stephen C. Harrison, Ph.D. Giovanni Armenise-Harvard Professor in Basic Biomedical Science, Harvard Medical School, Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Daniela Nicastro, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Cell Biology and Biophysics, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Sriram Subramaniam, Ph.D. Chief, Biophysics Section, Laboratory of Cell Biology National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institutes of Health (NIH).

New breakthrough technologies in High-Resolution Cryo-EM are transforming the field of structural biology.  UMass Chan Medical School has built a state-of-the-art facility, directed by Dr. Chen Xu, Ph.D.  With the generous support of the Massachusetts Life Science Capital Fund and the HHMI, the facility is equipped with the FEI Titan Krios microscope and Gatan K2 XP direct detector and the FEI Talos Arctica Cryo-EM and Gatan K2 XP and an energy filter.  Together these instruments will permit both high-resolution single-particle electron cryo-microscopy and cellular electron tomography.  High-resolution cryo-EM will transform how we probe the functions of biological molecules and how we design drugs against key therapeutic targets.



CryoEM Opening