Instruct-ERIC workshop on Computational Approaches in Integration of Structural Biology Techniques
On October 8 – 10, the Institute of Biotechnology of the Czech Academy of Sciences organised an Instruct – ERIC workshop on Computational Approaches in Integration of Structural Biology Techniques with a total of 20 registered participants and 18 speakers.
The workshop provided a unique opportunity to communicate and also discuss the latest in selected structural biology techniques, have the participants see instruments at work and discuss practical issues around sample properties and data acquisition. It hosted several excellent speakers and developers of structural biology techniques, and also scientists performing integrative structural biology studies at high level. The event enabled mixing and sharing ideas between speakers and participants and also gave rise to new potential research collaborations. Seventeen lectures provided an overview of the current structural biology methods, new developments and scientific results. The participants gained practical experience with advanced mass spectrometry, biophysical methods, crystallization and X-ray diffraction and SAXS during four tutorials at instruments. Seven tutorials at computers helped develop computational skills and practical applications of algorithms devoted to either individual methods or integration of structural results. Teaching material was provided to the participants electronically, together with files and instructions for computational tutorials.
New timsTOF Pro Mass Spectrometer installed at CEITEC.
New timsTOF Pro Mass Spectrometer (Bruker) has been installed at the Proteomics Core Facility, CEITEC MU. The new instrument brings another separation dimension (according collisional cross sections) in qualitative and quantitative characterization of complex protein samples as it is equipped by trapped ion mobility spectrometry (TIMS) module.
Emerging Topics in Biomolecular Magnetic Resonance – A new on-line lecture series
A new on-line lecture series on Emerging Topics in Biomolecular Magnetic Resonance, organized by Loren Andreas, Stefan Glöggler, Christian Griesinger, Mei Hong, Oscar Millet, Art Palmer, and Markus Zweckstetter, starts on Thursday, June 4, 2020.
Cryo-EM reaches yet another milestone – Comments on two recent cryo-EM atomic resolution studies
Two studies published during last two weeks have reported that single particle cryo-EM data can be now resolved to 1.20Å or 1.25Å, respectively. The groups of Sjors H.W. Scheres (LMB-MRC, Cambridge) and Holger Stark (MPI Göttingen) have for the first time shown that atomic resolution is attainable by single particle cryo-EM.
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