Recent advances in cryo-EM technology have made it possible for scientists to obtain images and structures of proteins and macromolecular complexes in greater detail than ever before. This has created a surge in demand for cryo-EM experiments that has far outstripped the supply of instruments and cryo-EM trained workforce.
As demand for cryo-EM in biomedical research continues to grow, so too, does the demand for cryo-EM education and training. The Frederick National Laboratory is uniquely positioned to help address this need due to long-standing expertise in the cryo-EM domain with experienced and trained personnel as well as access to advanced instrumentation.
Scientists who seek to learn more about cryo-electron microscopy and anticipate using the technique in future research are invited to apply for the inaugural National Cryo-EM Facility Cryo-EM Training Program, scheduled for September 12-16, 2022 in Frederick, Maryland.
The workshop is free to attend, and the application process is open to cryo-EM users from institutions based in the United States.
Scientists will gain experience in
- grid preparation
- screening and data collection
- data processing
- model building and validation
All scientists at institutions with early-stage cryo-EM programs or plans to create one are encouraged to apply.
September 12-16, 2022.
Application status: CLOSED
The application closed on May 1.
Application and Selection
In addition to completing the Cryo-EM Training Program Application, all applicants must upload two attachments: the applicant’s resume/CV and a letter of support from the applicant’s host institution.
Please note that the Cryo-EM Training Program application includes a required field for a personal statement addressing the following:
- Rationale/motivation for wanting to participate in the training
- How your career/science will benefit from training
- A brief overview of your relevant experience,
- A description of cryo-EM facility, if any, at the host institution, and
- How you plan to put the knowledge you learn in the course into action.