First K. H. Kuo Summer School of Electron Microscopy and Crystallography

Beijing Workshop of Cryo-Electron Microscopy

in Structural Biology

Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, July 14 - 16, 2008


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  • Principles of electron microscopy and electron diffraction
  • Modern techniques of specimen preparation
  • Cryo-electron microscopy
  • Crystallography of two-dimensional crystals
  • Principles of single particle analysis
  • Electron tomography
  • Structural studies of membrane proteins
  • Structural studies of viruses
  • Structural studies of macromolecular complexes
  • Structural studies of cells and cellular organelles

Suggested Readings:

"Electron Crystallography of Biological Macromolecules"
by Robert Glaeser, Ken Downing, David DeRosier, Wah Chiu and Joachim Frank. Oxford University Press (2007).

"Three-Dimensional Electron Microscopy of Macromolecular Assemblies: Visualization of Biological Molecules in Their Native State"
by Joachim Frank. Oxford University Press (2005).

Syllabus of the Workshop (NEW!):

The syllabus, complied from reviews and orginal papers suggested by the lecturers, can be downloaded here.