5th CryoEM Symposium

5th Annual Southern California Cryo-Electron Microscopy Symposium

The 5th Annual Southern California Cryo-Electron Microscopy Symposium will be held on Friday, October 30th, 2020, bringing together electron microscopists in Southern California focused on studying the fundamental mechanisms of biological systems.

Program
9:00 AM - 9:05 AM
Introduction
9:05 AM - 10:20AM
Talks (12 + 3 min Q&A)
CryoEM Technological Advancements
09:05 - 09:20 Jeff Lengyel Atomic Resolution Cryo-EM
09:20 - 09:35 Lee Joon Kim Structural Elucidation of Metabolites via Electron Diffraction
09:35 - 09:50 Philip Baldwin Introducing the Uses of a Sampling Function to Cryo EM
09:50 - 10:05 Michael Martynowycz Determining Membrane Protein Structures by MicroED
10:05 - 10:20 Benjamin Basanta A case for glycerol as an acceptable additive to cryo-EM samples
10:20 AM - 10:30 AM
Coffee Break
10:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Talks (12 + 3 min Q&A)
Tomography and Cellular Studies
10:30 - 10:45 William J. Nicolas Peaking deep into the plant cell wall using electron cryo-tomography
10:45 - 11:00 Xianjun Zhang Visualizing insulin vesicle maturation in situ by cryo-electron tomography
11:00 - 11:15 Hui Wang Cryo electron tomography with volta phase plate reveals novel structural foundations of the 96-nm axonemal repeat in the pathogen Trypanosoma brucei
11:15 - 11:30 Matt Croxford 3D Deconvolution
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Lunch and Posters
1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Talks (12 + 3 min Q&A)
Single-Particle Applications
1:00 - 1:15 Christopher Barnes Structures of human antibodies bound to SARS-CoV-2 spike reveal common epitopes and potential therapeutic strategies
1:15 - 1:30 Giovani Pinton Tomaleri The structure of the human ER membrane protein complex
1:30 - 1:45 Michelle Fry Structures of Get3 in new functional states
1:45 - 2:00 Yun-Tao Liu Structure of DNA translocating portal of Herpesvirus
2:00 - 2:15 Kim-Marie Dam Cryo-EM structure of a BG24 inferred germline precursor bound to an engineered SOSIP-based immunogen provides insight for vaccine design strategies
2:15 PM - 3:15 PM
SoCal Power Hour
3:15 AM - 3:25 PM
Coffee Break
3:25 PM - 4:25 PM
Keynote: The Future of CryoEM
Keynote Session
Rebeccah Voorhees, Danielle Grotjahn, & Jessica Bruhn
4:25 PM - 4:30 PM
Closing Remarks, Poster & Art Prizes
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Networking Event and Virtual Vendor Booths
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