Opening Doors to Cryo-EM

42nd Steenbock Symposium - Jun 07, 2022 to Jun 08, 2022

Join us in celebrating the launch of cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM) and cryo-electron tomography (cryo-ET) at UW­­–Madison! The Department of Biochemistry’s 42nd Steenbock Symposium, “Opening Doors to Cryo-EM,” will highlight groundbreaking developments in cryo-EM and related techniques and will bring experts from across structural biology to the UW–Madison campus.

Invited scientific presentations will feature new biological insights from cryo-EM as well as the methods and technologies being pioneered by groups throughout the field, from sample preparation and imaging to data processing and analysis. Keynote presenter David Veesler, a University of Washington associate professor and Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator, will discuss structure-guided coronavirus vaccine design, including a highly potent vaccine designed by his group that is now in late-stage clinical trials.

Attendees of the 42nd Steenbock Symposium will also engage through posters and networking sessions, hands-on workshops with center staff and industry liaisons, and tours of two research facilities — the Cryo-Electron Microscopy Research Center (CEMRC) and the Midwest Center for Cryo-Electron Tomography (MCCET). The CEMRC and MCCET, housed in nearly 7,700 square feet of newly renovated space in the H.F. DeLuca Biochemical Sciences Complex, represent a continuation of UW–Madison’s long history of contributions to structural and cell biology, virology, and medicine. Center missions include the training of future generations of structural biologists and expanding user access to cryo-EM technologies.

Event sponsors include the UW–Madison Department of Biochemistry, CEMRC, MCCET, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Leica Microsystems, TMC, Refeyn, Nanoscience Instruments, Alvéole Lab, and EXpressLO. To submit an abstract to the meeting and to register to attend the meeting in-person or online, click the Registration tab on the right-hand side of this webpage.

Registration is now closed. See you in Madison or online!