Visualizing an unseen enemy; mobilizing structural biology to counter COVID-19
Edward N. Baker from School of Biological Sciences, University of Auckland, New Zealand, has published an editorial in a number of IUCr Journals [see also Baker, E. N. (2020). IUCrJ. 7, 366–367; Baker, E. N. (2020). Acta Cryst. D76, 311–312] to highlight the work of structural biologists in fighting COVID-19. At the end of his short recollection he emphasizes: “My purpose in writing this editorial, however, is to applaud the energy and skill of the researchers, and their public spirit in sharing their results. And I take a vicarious pride in the fact that the discipline to which I have given my professional life – crystallography – has such an important role at a time of international crisis.”
Postdoc positions at CEITEC – Cryo-ET and Cryo-EM of Viral Transcription-Translation Coupling
Two postdoc positions are available in newly established Gabriel Demo lab (CEITEC, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic) to participate in research focused on structural mechanisms of transcription-translation coupling in bacteria and potentially in virus-infected mammalian cells.
New CIISB newsletter has been published
Newsletter summarising new developments at CIISB in the period February - July 2020 and planned events is now available.
CMS BIOCEV Newsletter
Heads of BIOCEV CIISB core facilities have summarised recent technological upgrades of their laboratories and presented them as CMS newsletter. The overview of recent updates is available here.
Research scientist for the Centre of Molecular Structure - Biophysical methods facility
Biophysical Methods facility of BIOCEV is looking for a research scientist specialised in biophysical techniques and/or spectroscopic techniques.