Opening Doors to Cryo-EM

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Opening Doors to Cryo-EM

June 7 - June 8


Join us in celebrating the launch of cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM) and cryo-electron tomography (cryo-ET) at UW­­–Madison! The Department of Biochemistry’s 42nd Steenbock Symposium, “Opening Doors to Cryo-EM,” will highlight groundbreaking developments in cryo-EM and related techniques and will bring experts from across structural biology to the UW–Madison campus.

Invited scientific presentations will feature new biological insights from cryo-EM as well as the methods and technologies being pioneered by groups throughout the field, from sample preparation and imaging to data processing and analysis. Keynote presenter David Veesler, a University of Washington associate professor and Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator, will discuss structure-guided coronavirus vaccine design, including a highly potent vaccine designed by his group that is now in late-stage clinical trials.

Attendees of the 42nd Steenbock Symposium will also engage through posters and networking sessions, hands-on workshops with center staff and industry liaisons, and tours of two research facilities — the Cryo-Electron Microscopy Research Center (CEMRC) and the Midwest Center for Cryo-Electron Tomography (MCCET). The CEMRC and MCCET, housed in nearly 7,700 square feet of newly renovated space in the H.F. DeLuca Biochemical Sciences Complex, represent a continuation of UW–Madison’s long history of contributions to structural and cell biology, virology, and medicine. Center missions include the training of future generations of structural biologists and expanding user access to cryo-EM technologies.

The 42nd Steenbock Symposium will be held at the Discovery Building, which is located at the heart of the UW–Madison campus in Madison, Wisconsin. Workshops and facilities tours will be held in the H.F. DeLuca Biochemical Sciences Complex on the UW–Madison campus. The Biochemical Sciences Complex is a 5-minute (0.3 mile) walk from the Discovery Building.

Event sponsors include the UW–Madison Department of Biochemistry, CEMRC, MCCET, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Leica Microsystems, TMC, Refeyn, Nanoscience Instruments, and Alvéole Lab.

In-person registration is now closed! Virtual program registration is open through June 1!


June 7
June 8
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UW-Madison Department of Biochemistry
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Wisconsin Institute for Discovery Building
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Madison, 53715
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