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Course aim

After this course, you will be able to 

-      critically read scientific papers where cryo-EM has been applied

-      prepare samples for EM imaging

-      make informed decisions concerning the use of electron microscopes

-      get started in practice with your own cryo-EM experiments

Course format

A series of lectures over five days, followed by four practical sessions.

Please see the course programme.


1. The microscope and preparation of cryo and negative staining samples

2. Image formation and image processing 

3. Reconstructing 3D density maps from 2D images 

4. Fitting and building atomic models

5. Understanding cryo-EM literature

Participant numbers

Maximum for lectures is 30.
Maximum places on the practical sessions is 16.

All interested research students and postdoctoral researchers are welcome and need to apply. Please indicate in your application if you would like to attend practical sessions as well as the lectures.