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COURSE FULL

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.

COURSE CONTENT

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.

Terms and Conditions

Please read the Terms and Conditions for course booking and attendance.

*** NEW COURSES ***

Careers workshops for research students and research staff in Hilary term - run by the Careers Service

iSkills for the Medical Sciences Division: Introduction to Mendeley (run by Bodleian iSkills) - book now for places during January-April.

Pathways for women researchers aiming for an academic career in sciencerun by the MPLS division

Graduate skills training courses available in early February at the Department for Continuing Education - spaces limited so book now

In collaboration with IT: R: Kick off – For those interested in learning what R can do to analyse and visualise data – 1 and 8 February

In collaboration with IT: R: Preparing for your data analysis – Basic concepts in exploratory data analysis and statistical modelling using R – 15 February and 7 March

In collaboration with IT: R: Visualising your data – For those who would like develop their skills in visualising data using R – 15 March

Writing a transfer report 23 January 2019

Writing a thesis 5 March 2019

Writing a thesis 12 March 2019

Writing a thesis 19 March 2019

Mixing it up mixed research methods course at the Department for Continuing Education (free for Oxford DPhil students) - 23 April to 11 June

Forthcoming events

Introduction to statistics (Group A)

Tuesday, 19 February 2019 to Tuesday, 12 March 2019, 9.30am - 12.30pm

Introduction to statistics (Group B)

Thursday, 21 February 2019 to Thursday, 14 March 2019, 1.30pm - 4.30pm

Viva preparation

Monday, 04 March 2019, 2pm to 5pm

Writing a thesis

Tuesday, 05 March 2019, 2pm to 5pm

Experimental Design: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Wednesday, 06 March 2019, 9am to 5pm

Managing your supervisor

Thursday, 07 March 2019, 10am to 1pm