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.”
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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