General Lab Information

Workshop 2: Cryo-ET Sample Preparation, Screening, Data Collection and Analysis (In-person)

About LBMS

The mission of the Laboratory for BioMolecular Structure (LBMS) is to accelerate our fundamental understanding about the building blocks of all living organisms and their function. By gaining the fundamental knowledge, LBMS aims to foster faster developments in biotechnology and medicine to meet the Nation's needs in biofuels and healthcare. LBMS fulfills its mission by offering expertise and access to highly advanced cryo-electron microscopic capabilities to the greater research community.

Purpose of Workshop

This workshop will focus on cryo-Electron Tomography, covering various aspects such as sample preparation (plunge freezing and cryo-FIB milling), data collection employing high-end EMs (e.g., Krios), and data analysis using LBMS GPU computers with modern software. To optimize interactions and hands-on experience, this workshop will be limited to 16 participants, selected based on their application materials.

Workshop Enrollment Application

To be eligible to participate, all applicants must submit their application online by July 14, 2024. Applicants will receive notification of acceptance by July 21, 2024. For questions or assistance with this form, please contact the Workshop Coordinator.

Apply Now Application submission will open on June 3, 2024.

Workshop Committee

  • Liguo Wang (LBMS, Brookhaven National Laboratory)
  • Jun Liu (Dept. of Microbial Pathogenesis, Yale University)
  • Guobin Hu (LBMS, Brookhaven National Laboratory
  • Jake Kaminsky (LBMS, Brookhaven National Laboratory)
  • Qun Liu (Biology Dept., Brookhaven National Laboratory)
  • Yong Xiong (Dept. of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, Yale University)
  • Dongyan Tan (Dept. of Pharmacological Sciences, Stony Brook University)
  • Sean McSweeney (NSLS-II, Brookhaven National Laboratory)

Workshop Sponsors

Sponsor support provided by Thermo Fisher Scientific.

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Important Dates

June 3, 2024 Training applications open
July 14, 2024 Training applications close
July 21, 2024 Notification of application acceptance (by e-mail)
July 17, 2024 General registration opens (for accepted applicants)
August 16, 2024 Additional registration deadline for all participants who do not have an active appointment with Brookhaven Lab. You will be directed to the appropriate form once you have completed the event registration.
August 23, 2024 General registration closes

Workshop Information

Note: This event falls under Exemption D (Formal classroom training held at Federal facilities, which does not exhibit indicia of a formal conference as outlined in the Conference/Event Exemption Request Form.) Participation is contingent on application acceptance.