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!!