THE FOURTH BRAZIL SCHOOL FOR SINGLE PARTICLE CRYO-EM (8 - 19 September 2010)

Our single-particle school is an intensive hands-on course/workshop, in which theory and practice are tightly intertwined.  The spectrum of topics covered suits attendees who are entirely new to the field as well as those for whom the technique is of growing importance and who wish to acquire an in-depth understanding of the field. Topics range from data collection, alignment, MSA classification, and three-dimensional reconstruction techniques, to the interpretation of fitted X-ray structures into cryo electron microscopy maps.

This school will take place just prior to the "International Microscopy Congress 17 (IMC17) to be held in Rio de Janeiro (www.imc-17.com) .

The final days of the conference will be devoted to more advanced topics such as high-resolution refinement and dealing with heterogeneous data sets ("4D" cryo electron microscopy). Special lectures on these subjects will be presented by Prof. Niko Grigorieff from Brandeis University and by Prof. Wah Chiu from the Baylor College of Medicine.

Attendees are expected to bring along an up-to-date notebook computer onto which all necessary software will be installed. Appropriate data sets will be made available. See the school website for details: www.single-particles.org/school/