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[ccp4bb] EMBO Practical Course CEM3DIP 2020: Single particle cryoEM of macromolecular-assemblies and cellular tomography



First Announcement:

 

EMBO Practical course Cryo Electron Microscopy and 3 Dimensional Image Processing (CEM3DIP 2020): Single particle cryoEM of macromolecular-assemblies and cellular tomography

 

19-30 January, 2020, at IISER Kolkata, Kolkata, India.

 

            The EMBO Practical Course Cryo Electron Microscopy and 3 Dimensional Image Processing (CEM3DIP 2020): Single particle cryoEM of macromolecular-assemblies and cellular tomography will be held at IISER-Kolkata in Kolkata, India and IICB-Kolkata (on specimen preparation and data collection hands-on sessions days).  This is an extensive 10 day practical course that will be held  from 19  January – 30 January 2020 at IISER-Kolkata (with a 1 day break, to chill out on a group excursion to historic and modern places of Kolkata and dinner-cum river cruise on the Ganges). 

 

 

            For Course details and to apply online go to the URL :

                                    http://meetings.embo.org/event/20-cem3dip

 

Important dates :

Registration Deadline                         : 15 September 2019

 

           The course will focus on structural biology using Transmission Electron Microscopy and aims to teach the participants the basic principles and practical aspects of specimen preparation, data collection, Image processing and 3D reconstruction in Single Particle Cryo Electron Microscopy(SPCryoEM) and Cellular Tomography.  This is a hands-on course, in which theory and practicals are tightly intertwined.  There will be practical session to teach sample preparation for Single particle –ve stain and cryoEM and data collection.  Subset of participants will be encouraged to bring their samples.  The topics covered will suit both the new entrants to the field as well as those who wants to acquire an in-depth understanding  of  the fundamental principles and practical aspects.   Applications are invited from PhD students, Post Docs and Researchers (Faculties/PI’s and protein crystallographers) who wish to acquire knowledge in SPCryoEM and Cellular Tomography.  Applicants from all over the world are encouraged to apply.  For more information please contact the course coordinator at cem3dip2020@iisertvm.ac.in.

 

            The basic format of the course will be theoretical lectures in the mornings followed by hands on practical session on specimen preparation, data collection and image processing on computer workstations in the afternoon.  Evenings will be reserved for poster presentations by the participants and research talks by the participants/instructors.

 

The instructors/speakers for the course will include:

Joachim Frank (Columbia University), Grant Jensen (Caltech), Garib N Murshudov (MRC-LMB), José María Carazo (CNB-CSIC), Elena Orlova (Birkbeck College), Elizabeth Wright (University of Wisconsin), Kelly Lee (University of Washington), Rajendra K Agrawal (Wadsworth Centre), Giulia Zanetti (Birkbeck College), Montserrat Samsó (VCU), Ana Casañal (MRC-LMB), Arjen Jakobi (Kavli Institute), Brent L. Nannenga (Arizona State University), Carlos Oscar S Sorzano (CNB-CSIC), Dmitry Lyumkis (Salk Instiute), Osman Salih (EMBL-EBI), Florence Tama (Nagoya University), Jayati Sengupta (CSIR-IICB), Manidipa Banerjee (IIT Delhi), Moumita Dutta (ICMR-NICED), Partha Pratim Datta (IISER Kolkota), Ramanathan Natesh (IISER Thiruvananthapuram), Smarajit Polley (Bose Institute), Somnath Dutta (IISc).

 

For more details and to apply for this course kindly visit the course website http://meetings.embo.org/event/20-cem3dip

 

The selection will be based on applicants CV, current research project, relevant skills, future plans and most importantly the quality of the submitted poster abstract.  Applicants should include in the section “Details of Current research Project and Statement of Purpose” an explanation of why attendance at the course would further the applicant's own research.  Having some preliminary data or exposure to electron microscopy /cryoEM/ tomography will be preferred.  PhD and Postdoctoral applicants should request their supervisor to send a recommendation letter, before the application deadline, by e-mail directly to the organizer at cem3dip2020@iisertvm.ac.inOnly selected people from the applicants will be contacted.  Based on the availability of funds, travel and/or registration, accommodation bursaries for a subset of selected applicants can be provided.  If you want to request for registration and/or accommodation bursaries, mention that explicitly in the space for ‘Justification for Travel Grant’ and justify your request.   All registered participants have to present posters on their research work.  A selection of participants will be invited to give an oral presentation of their ongoing research work.

 

We shall truly appreciate if this e-mail print out can be displayed at your Institute notice board and circulated among your friends, scholars and students encouraging them to apply for this course.

 

Sincerely yours,

Ramanathan Natesh, Partha Pratim Datta, Jayati Sengupta, Smarajit Polley and Moumita Dutta,

Course Coordinators EMBO practical course CEM3DIP 2020.

Phone: +91-471-2778087

Please write to cem3dip2020@iisertvm.ac.in for any queries/sponsorship regarding this course.


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"Live Simply and do Serious Things .. "
- Dorothy Mary Crowfoot Hodgkin OM, FRS

"In Science truth always wins"
- Max Ferdinand Perutz OM FRS
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Dr. Ramanathan Natesh
Assistant Professor, 
School of Biology,
Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Thiruvananthapuram (IISER-TVM),
Maruthamala P.O., Vithura,
Thiruvananthapuram,  695551, Kerala, India

natesh@iisertvm.ac.in
http://www.researcherid.com/rid/C-4488-2008

Office Ph. 0091- 471-2778087


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