May 26, 2021
- May 26, 2021
Cryo-electron microscopy, mass spectrometry and structural biology online event.
This event took place on May 26, 2021. Watch the on-demand recordings to learn how combining mass spectrometry and cryo-EM allows structural biologists to achieve unparalleled results in their quest to understand macromolecular functions. You will also hear from researchers whose cryo-EM work drove the development of the covid-19 vaccine and what the future holds for vaccine development.
Reveal 2021 on-demand sessions
Stephan Rauschenbach, Professor and Tutorial Fellow in Physical Chemistry, University of Oxford
Professor Stephan Rauschenbach’s research focuses on preparative mass spectrometry, a method of handling even the largest of molecules to make them accessible at the individual molecule level that is useful for atomically resolved single-molecule imaging as well as for the fabrication of functional molecular coatings mimicking biological concepts.
He began work on his PhD at the Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research in Stuttgart and completed his dissertation at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, after which he became group leader at the Max Planck Institute and began teaching in the physics department at the University of Konstanz.
Dr. Deborah Kelly, Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University
Dr. Kelly developed technical breakthroughs in the field of cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM) that are now also being used by the liquid-phase EM community. As interest in high-resolution imaging has skyrocketed in recent years, the Kelly team has been on the leading edge of adapting these tools for biomedical applications involving human viruses and cancer.
She completed her PhD in molecular biophysics at Florida State University and her post-doctoral training in structural biology at Harvard Medical School. She currently holds the Lloyd and Dottie Foehr Huck Chair in molecular biophysics and directs the Center for Structural Oncology (CSO) at Penn State. The CSO aims to combats molecular culprits of human disease by revealing their hidden vulnerabilities.
Join our live panel discussion with experts from Thermo Fisher Scientific and current customers to hear their thoughts on the future of cryo-EM in life sciences research and how it will accelerate our knowledge and understanding of even more intricate systems, like pathways and organelles, on the journey from structure to function.
Dr. Erica Ollmann Saphire, Professor, La Jolla Institute for Immunology
Dr. Saphire is the recipient of numerous accolades and grants including a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers; the Global Virus Network Robert C. Gallo Award for Scientific Excellence and Leadership; and young investigator awards from the International Society of Antiviral Research, the American Society for Microbiology, the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and the MRC Centre for Virus Research in the United Kingdom.
She has also received a Fulbright Global Scholar Award as well as a Mercator Fellowship from the German Research Foundation. Dr. Saphire received a BA in biochemistry and cell biology and ecology and evolutionary biology from Rice University in Houston, Texas, and a PhD in molecular biology from Scripps Research.