WUCCI Cryo-EM Symposium

May 2nd 2017, Eric P. Newman Education Center


The WUCCI, in conjunction with Thermo Fisher Scientific (formerly FEI) held a day-long symposium on Cryo-Electron Microscopy (Cryo-EM) to inaugurate the installation of the new 300kV Titan Krios Microscope in the WUCCI and kick-off the School of Medicine Cryo-EM initiative. The symposium was held in the Eric P. Newman Education Center on the School of Medicine campus on May 2nd 2017.

The program for the symposium was as follows:

  • 8:00-8:45 am Symposium Registration and Breakfast (EPNEC Lobby)

  • 8:45 am Symposium Begins - Introduction and Welcome
    James Fitzpatrick, Ph.D. – Associate Professor and Director, WUCCI
    Bernhard Goetze, Ph.D – Director Product Marketing Life Sciences, Emergent Markets, Thermo Fisher Scientific

  • 9:00 am Jeffery Lengyel, Ph.D.
    Principal Scientist, Life Sciences, Thermo Fisher Scientific
    Technological Developments in cryo-EM: Advancing Challenging Structural Biology Research Problems

  • 9:45 am Gabriel Lander, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor, The Scripps Research Institute
    Visualizing Molecules in Motion with Electron Microscopy    

  • 10:30 - 11:00 am - Morning Coffee Break

    11:00 am Carolyn Moores, Ph.D.
    Professor, Birkbeck, University of London
    Molecular Strategies for Regulating Microtubule Dynamics

  • 11:45 am Rui Zhang, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor, Washington University School of Medicine
    Visualizing Microtubule Structure and Interactions with Associated Proteins 

  • 12:30 - 2:00 pm - Lunch Break (EPNEC Lobby)

  • 2:00 pm Daved Fremont, Ph.D.
    Professor, Washington University School of Medicine   
    Structural Mechanisms of Viral Immune Evasion 

  • 2:45 pm Eduardo Perozo, Ph.D.
    Professor, The University of Chicago
    On Symmetry and the Conformation Transitions of Ion Channels: A Cryo-EM Study

  • 3:30 - 4:00 pm - Afternoon Coffee Break (EPNEC Lobby)

  • 4:00 pm Radostin Danev, Ph.D.
    Project Group Leader, Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry
    Phase Plates expand the capabilities of cryo-EM

  • 4:45 pm Thermo Fisher Scientific - Young Investigator Award Ceremony
    Eric Chen Director, Life Sciences Business Development
    Presentation of award to Yuan Gao, UCSF

  • 4:50 pm Yuan Gao, University of California, San Francisco
    Thermo Fisher Scientific – Young Investigator Awardee 
    TRPV1 in Lipid Bilayer, Mechanisms of Ligand and Lipid Action

  • 5:30 pm Symposium Ends - Closing Remarks
    David W. Piston, Ph.D, Edward J. Mallinckrodt Jr. Professor and Head of Cell Biology & Physiology

  • 5:45pm - Symposium Reception (EPNEC Lobby)

We thank all the speakers for a fantastic day of science!!