Workshop on single-particle cryo-EM and tomography


Prato, Italy 
9th - 14th April 2018

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Workshop on single-particle cryo-EM and tomography

Course overview

Cryogenic electron microscopy (cryo-EM) in conjunction with computerised image processing now enables the determination of high-resolution structures of macromolecular assemblies that have resisted X-ray crystallography and other approaches. The resolution revolution witnessed over the past decade has been fuelled by improved instrumentation, including extremely stable transmission electron microscopes and direct electron detectors with unprecedented sensitivity and resolution, as well as improved algorithms and software technologies that utilize modern heterogeneous computer architectures efficiently. Single-particle analysis can now be used routinely to produce maps of a quality that allows accurate modelling of the atomic structures of proteins. Tomography in conjunction with subtomographic averaging has broken the 1nm resolution barrier. In this workshop, we will provide in-depth training in image processing of electron micrographs in the areas of single-particle analysis and subtomographic averaging. The training will include a series of lectures covering the principles of image formation, the image processing methods typically applied and the latest technologies. The practical sessions will follow a tutorial for single-particle analysis and one for subtomogram averaging in order to provide the students with a complete overview of the possibilities currently available for structural determination with cryo-EM.

Selection criteria

The course is intended for PhD students and researchers that are actively performing cryoEM or would like to start in order to bring their projects to the next level.
Applications should include: a short description of current work, future plans and an explanation of why attendance at the course would be beneficial to the applicant's research projects.
All applicants are encouraged to submit an abstract describing a project they are currently working on, and present a poster during the course.


The workshop will be heald at the Monash University Prato Centre in Prato, Tuscany, Italy. 
Due to its rich history, Prato features a plethora of interesting structures such as the Emperor’s Castle and the Chiesa di San Francesco. Furthermore, due to its location, Prato is in close proximity to various natural areas of beauty such as the Parco dei Laghi and offers various opportunities for those who love the outdoors and adventure.


9th - 14th April 2018


Academics - $1020 AUD ( €650 Euro)

Industry - $1570 AUD  ( €1000 Euro )

Registration includes:

  • accommodation in double room (check in on the 9th to check out on the 14th)
  • lunch
  • coffee
  • drinks/refreshments during poster sessions.

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Contact Name Dominika Elmlund
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