Karel Škubník has received a prestigious award ČESKÁ HLAVA (CZECH BRAINS)
On Sunday, December 3, 2017, Karel Škubník, a PhD student of Pavel Plevka, has received a prestigious award ČESKÁ HLAVA (CZECH BRAINS) in the category Doctorandus.
As a member of Pavel Plevka’s Research Group, which focuses on structural virology, Karel Škubník has been studying a three-dimensional structure of deformed wing (DWV) bee virus. Using the equipment and technology available in the CIISB Cryo-Electron Microscopy core facility at CEITEC, he has obtained a high-resolution data, which allowed him to solve the virion structures of DWV to a resolution of 3.1 A. The study showed that the virus surface is decorated with protruding globular extensions of capsid proteins. The protruding domains contain a putative catalytic site that is probably required for the entry of the virus into the host cell. Identifying the RNA binding and catalytic sites within the DWV virion offers prospects for the development of antiviral treatments. Results were published in PNAS and are described in more details in the section Research Highlights.
CFs succeeded in getting support to organize workshop
New CIISB Newsletter just has been published
We proudly inform that Newsletter 2019 just has been published and is available on our web pages.
New microscope laboratory at the Cryo-electron microscopy core facility at CEITEC MU
The reconstruction of the Cryo-electron microscopy and tomography core facility laboratories which took place during autumn 2018 was finished in December.
PSB SYMPOSIUM "MACROMOLECULES IN ACTION"
The aim of this meeting is to illustrate how the big biological questions are resolved by combining key methods in structural biology (eg X-ray and neutron crystallography, cryo-EM, NMR and small angle scattering - SAXS and SANS)