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Centre for Ultrastructural Imaging Official Opening

Greenwood Theatre, Guy’s Campus, London

17 May CUI logo 2

To celebrate the renovation and re-equip of the Centre for Ultrastructural Imaging the Centre is hosting a one-day symposium.

The event will be held on the 17th May 2019 at Greenwood Theatre, Guy's campus and aims to highlight current and emerging opportunities provided by electron microscopy in the life sciences. Speakers will address major life science topics as well as translating physical science advances in instrumentation and imaging to life science questions.

The symposium is open to King’s staff, students and external delegates.

Registration is now closed.


08:45  Registration + coffee

09:15  Introduction - Prof Roland Fleck

09:30  Prof Richard Henderson - The CryoEM Revolution in Structural Biology

Richard Henderson CH, FRS, FMedSci, HonFRSC is a member of the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology. He is a molecular biologist and biophysicist and pioneer in the field of electron microscopy of biological molecules. In 2017 Henderson was jointly awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry with Jacques Dubochet and Joachim Frank. 

10:30  Tea/coffee break

11:00  Prof Angus Kirkland - Recent Developments in Structural Methods applied to Low Dimensional Materials

Angus Kirkland is a Professor of Materials at Oxford University in the Department of Materials and director of ePSIC. His research interests include the development and applications of aberration corrected HRTEM for structural studies of nanomaterials, the design of direct electron detectors, electron optics and computational image processing and theory for phase retrieval and quantitative electron microscopy.

11:30  Prof Helen Saibil - Microscopy Studies of Malaria-Infected Red Blood Cells

Helen Saibil FRS FMedSci a molecular biologist and Professor of Structural Biology at the Department of Biological Sciences, Birkbeck, University of London. Her research is largely focused on molecular chaperones and protein misfolding.

12:00  Prof Juan Burrone - Mapping Synapses in the Brain

Juan Burrone is a Professor of Developmental Neurophysiology at the Centre for Developmental Neurobiology, King's College London. His research interests are in synaptic plasticity and neuronal development.

12:30  Tradeshow posters

13:00  Buffet lunch

14:00  Prof Dwayne Miller - Mapping Atomic Motions with Ultrabright Electrons: Achieving the Fundamental Space-Time Limits to Imaging Chemistry and Biology

Dwayne Miller is Director of the Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter. His research interests include understanding the primary processes of molecular reaction dynamics with a major emphasis on understanding the connection between the chemistry driving biological functions and the highly optimised structures that have evolved in biological systems.

14:30  Prof Mark Green - The Synthesis of Nanoparticles - The Role of Microscopy

Mark Green is a chemist and Professor of Bio-nanotechnology at King’s in the Department of Physics. His research interests include organometallic based synthesis of semiconductor and metal nanoparticles, biological applications of nanomaterials, rare-earth based nanomaterials, biosynthesis and conjugated polymer nanoparticles.

15:00  Prof Pete Nellist - Bringing Materials Science Advances to Biological Problems: New Approaches to Imaging Structure and Chemistry

Pete Nellist is a Professor of Materials and Joint Head of Department at the Department of Materials, Oxford University. His research interests include developing new techniques for the atomic resolution characterisation of materials including soft, biological systems.

15:30  Prof Wah Chiu - Assessing Near-Atomic Resolution cryoEM Structures

Wah Chiu is a professor in the Department of Bioengineering, Department of Microbiology and Immunology and the Photon Science Directorate of SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory at Stanford University. His research interests include determining 3-dimensional structures of biological nanomachines by electron cryomicroscopy and computer reconstruction to relate the structures to their functional mechanisms.

16:30  Closing remarks - Prof Roland Fleck

17:00  CUI tour



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