Opening Doors to Cryo-EM

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


COVID-19 Precautions

As a group of scientists, we acknowledge and emphasize the importance of vaccines in fighting COVID-19. We urge all meeting attendees to be fully vaccinated and boosted before attending the 42nd Steenbock Symposium. Proof of vaccination is not required to enter public indoor locations on the UW–Madison campus.

Anyone attending an indoor in-person event must comply with any active orders on wearing masks while indoors in campus buildings or facilities, regardless of vaccination status. Masks are not required in indoor spaces on the UW–Madison campus, but they are encouraged, especially if you are not vaccinated. Masks are also no longer required on public transportation. We will continue to follow local guidelines. Visit the UW–Madison COVID-19 response webpage for more information. To assist in minimizing potential physical contact, elbow bumps are a great alternative to handshakes. Hand sanitizer stations and/or hand washing facilities will be easily accessible to everyone.

We encourage you not to attend the in-person meeting if you or someone with whom you have had close contact (e.g., someone who lives in your house, a relative, a friend, or a co-workers) is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms. We recommend that you contact Matthew Freid at PLACE: Professional Learning and Community Education cell: 716.553.2654 or email: to amend your meeting registration to attend the virtual program. Please reference the 42nd Steenbock Symposium in the subject line of your email.

In attending this meeting, you acknowledge that UW–Madison cannot guarantee that you will not be exposed to COVID-19 and that you are assuming a risk that you may be exposing yourself to COVID-19 and its potential health risks.

Code of Conduct

This meeting is dedicated to providing a harassment-free meeting experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), or technology choices. We do not tolerate harassment of or by meeting participants in any form. Meeting participants violating these rules may be expelled from the meeting at the discretion of the meeting organizers.

To speak to someone regarding misconduct or harassment, please talk with our staff at the registration booth.

Photography and Social Media

To encourage open communication, each attendee of the 42nd Steenbock Symposium agrees that any information presented, whether in a formal talk, poster session, or discussion, is a private communication and presented with the restriction that such information is not for public use. The audio or video recording of lectures by any means, the photography of a slide or poster material, and printed or electronic quotes from papers, presentations and discussion without written consent of the contributing member is prohibited. These restrictions apply to each attendee of the symposium and are intended to cover social networks, blogs, tweets, or any other publication, distribution, communication or sharing of information presented or discussed at the symposium.

Other photography is allowed for personal and private use only. Photos cannot be copied, altered, sold, exhibited, or further distributed without the Department of Biochemistry’s consent. Photos may not be used in sponsor advertising. No disruptions due to photography shall be allowed during the meeting. Please note that UW–Madison photographers will be circulating throughout the symposium to capture parts of the meeting.

Land Acknowledgement

The Discovery Building occupies ancestral Ho-Chunk land, a place their nation has called Teejop (day-JOPE) since time immemorial. In an 1832 treaty, the Ho-Chunk were forced to cede this territory. Decades of ethnic cleansing followed when both the federal and state government repeatedly, but unsuccessfully, sought to forcibly remove the Ho-Chunk from Wisconsin.

We acknowledge the circumstances that led to the forced removal of the Ho-Chunk people, and honor their legacy of resistance and resilience. This history of colonization informs our work and vision for a collaborative future. We recognize and respect the inherent sovereignty of the Ho-Chunk Nation and the other 11 First Nations within the boundaries of the state of Wisconsin.