Location & dates EMBL Heidelberg, Germany 9 - 12 Oct 2019
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Lunchtime Workshop by Thermo Fisher Scientific


Cryo-tomography: an imaging technique for cell biology to peer at the inner workings of cells


10 October 2019, 13:00 - 13:45, Seminar Room Helix A

Alexander Rigort
Thermo Fisher Scientific

Studying the molecular machinery of cells from atomic detail to the cellular context and beyond is a great challenge for cell biology. This workshop will highlight how cryo-electron tomography allows to peer inside cells and see proteins in situ – in their unperturbed functional environments – at high resolution and in 3D. The best possible structure preservation is guaranteed by sample vitrification, a freezing process so fast that it preserves structural integrity and functional interactions. Innovative and user-friendly instrumentation makes this cutting-edge technology now more applicable for cell biology. The latest cryo-dual beamTM microscope generation brings the cell biologist a preparation tool which allows preparing optimal samples for cryo-electron tomography. In combination with Thermo ScientificTM cryo-transmission electron microscopes the cryo-tomography workflow enables the exploration of biomolecules in the context of cellular structures. Visit this workshop to learn more about the method and the available instruments.