The Pacific Northwest Cryo-EM Center (PNCC) will be hosting a hands-on workshop August 12-30 (right after M&M in Portland wraps up). The 3-week workshop is focused on providing students ample hands-on training and practice with every step of the single-particle workflow, from sample vitrification, to microscope operation, to data collection and processing. This hands-on training is paired with online content and videos created by the Jensen group in collaboration with Matthjin Vos at Thermo-Fisher, and Peter Shen and Janet Iwasa at University of Utah. As a whole, the course is designed to maximize the effectiveness of student’s time while at the instrumentation so that they achieve independence as cryo-EM practitioners. The instrumentation that will be available for training includes: TFS Vitrobot, Leica GP2, Talos Arctica, Titan Krios, Falcon 3, K2 and GIF-K3 cameras. We plan to restrict this workshop to 12 students, and start offering the workshop up to 4 times per year, depending on demand.
We would like the course attendees to include those may be new too, or interested in starting, with cryo-EM. If you know such a potential candidate, please pass this along to them. We will start taking applications April 1st through 14th from our website, http://pncc.online.
Owing to the generosity of the NIH Common Fund that created PNCC, the course is heavily subsidized and a $3,000 course fee is intended to cover lodging, ground transportation, breakfast and lunch so that students and trainers can focus on learning effectively as a team.
- The PNCC Team
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