Cryo Electron Microscopy Short Course 2010

Two one-and-a-half day installments:
June 7-8 & July 29-30, 2010

This course is intended to enable industrial and academic scientists and engineers with no prior knowledge of electron microscopy to gain insight into cryotechniques to image nanostructures in liquids, soft materials, and biological systems. After attending the course you will be better able to assess what experiments are feasible for samples of interest to you, and to estimate the benefits and costs of these approaches.

Two one-and-a-half day installments:
June 7-8 & July 29-30, 2010
University of Minnesota, East Bank Minneapolis Campus
Alon McCormick, course coordinator and IPrime NMP Program Leader

This course is intended to enable industrial and academic scientists and engineers with no prior knowledge of electron microscopy to gain insight into cryotechniques to image nanostructures in liquids, soft materials, and biological systems. After attending the course you will be better able to assess what experiments are feasible for samples of interest to you, and to estimate the benefits and costs of these approaches.

The main instructors are innovators and leaders in the field of cryo-electron microscopy, particularly in the study of soft materials, nanomaterials, and virus structure - Jayesh Bellare, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, Ishi Talmon, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Wei Zhang, U of MN CharFac & Institute for Molecular Virology.

Registration and fees:
Register for the course by emailing course coordinator Alon McCormick.

The course fee is $1000 and includes instruction, course materials, lunches, refreshment breaks, and reception.

Discounted rates: IPrime members $900; academic participant (space allowing) $200.

If you are unable to attend, you may send a substitute or you may receive a refund, minus a $100 cancellation fee, if a written request is made at least a week in advance of the course.

The University reserves the right to cancel the course if necessary, with a full refund.

ENROLLMENT IS LIMITED
EARLY REGISTRATION IS ENCOURAGED.

Location: Amundson Hall. Final arrangements will be emailed to registrants.

Accommodations for the Short Course:
Guests are recommended to stay at the Radisson University Hotel, located one block from meeting locations.

This course is sponsored by Nanostructural Materials and Processes Program, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Department and IPrime, Industrial Partnership for Research in Interfacial and Materials Engineering.

For further information contact Alon McCormick