2017 Nobel Prize in Chemistry - Cryo-electron Microscopy
The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2017 was awarded to Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank, and Richard Henderson "for developing cryo-electron microscopy for the high-resolution structure determination of biomolecules in solution".
In 1990, Richard Henderson succeeded in using an electron microscope to generate a three-dimensional image of a protein at atomic resolution. This breakthrough proved the technology’s potential. Joachim Frank made the technology generally applicable. Between 1975 and 1986 he developed an image processing method in which the electron microscope’s fuzzy two-dimensional images are analysed and merged to reveal a sharp three-dimensional structure. Jacques Dubochet added water to electron microscopy. Liquid water evaporates in the electron microscope’s vacuum, which makes the biomolecules collapse. In the early 1980s, Dubochet succeeded in vitrifying water – he cooled water so rapidly that it solidified in its liquid form around a biological sample, allowing the biomolecules to retain their natural shape even in a vacuum. For more details look here: https://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/chemistry/laureates/2017/
ARIA Workshop and User Group meeting
Instruct-ERIC is hosting an ARIA workshop and User Group meeting on 25th February in Amsterdam.
CIISB UP project approved for financing during 2020-2022
The project CIISB UP submitted to the OP VVV Call 02-18-046 Research Infrastructures II has been positively evaluated and will receive funding to reinvest into the existing equipment and to purchase new instrumentation in the amount 22 mil. EUR.
Magnetic Resonance - An Interactive Open Access Publication of the Groupement AMPERE
The AMPERE Society has decided to launch a new publication called “Magnetic Resonance, An Interactive Open Access Publication of the Groupement AMPERE” for articles on Nuclear and Electron Magnetic Resonance and Imaging.
Advanced SAXSanalysis trainingWe would like to invite you to an Advanced SAXSanalysis training.The training is designed to help you with processing data collected with small angle X-ray scattering (SAXS) instrument in the Centre of Molecular Structure in the Institute of Biotechnology of the Czech Academy of Sciences in BIOCEV. The tutorials will be by application specialist Anton Paar (instrument manufacturer).