General Lab Information

Workshop 1: Cryo-EM 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 single-particle analysis of macromolecules, covering various aspects such as sample preparation (including both negative staining and cryo-sample preparation), sample screening using screening electron microscopes (EMs), data collection employing high-end EMs (e.g., Krios), and data analysis using LBMS GPU computers with modern software (e.g., CryoSPARC). To optimize interactions and hands-on experience, this workshop will be limited to 16 participants, selected based on their application materials.

Workshop Committee

  • Liguo Wang (LBMS, BNL)
  • Guobin Hu (LBMS, BNL
  • Jake Kaminsky (LBMS, BNL)
  • Qun Liu (Biology Dept., BNL)
  • Yong Xiong (Dept. of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, Yale)
  • Dongyan Tan (Pharmacological Sciences, SBU)
  • Jun Liu (Dept. of Microbial Pathogenesis, Yale)
  • Sean McSweeney (CBMS, BNL)

Workshop Sponsors

Sponsor support provided by Thermo Fisher Scientific.

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Important Dates

January 5, 2024 Training enrollment opens
February 4, 2024 Training enrollment closes
February 6, 2024 Notification of enrollment acceptance (by e-mail)
February 7, 2024 General registration opens
February 16, 2024 General registration closes
February 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.

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.