Cryogenic Preparation and Imaging Strategies for Soft Matter in Materials Science
Focus Lecture Series: Cryogenic Preparation and Imaging Strategies for Soft Matter in Materials Science
A new special Focus Lecture series taking place as part of the Microscopy Characterization of Organic-Inorganic Interfaces Meeting. For 2017, it is being organized together with The Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel and is dedicated to "Cryogenic preparation and imaging strategies for soft matter in materials science".
This lecture series focuses on applied electron microscopy for the characterization of hydrated samples (hydrogels, colloids, hydrated polymers, polymer-peptide hybrids, scaffolds for cell culture evaluations) using cryo-preservation and characterization of materials in their pristine/life-like state. Several techniques that have been well established in life sciences research will be presented in the context of materials science.
To attend this meeting, you must register to attend the Microscopy Characterization of Organic-Inorganic Interfaces Meeting, of which this lecture series forms a part.
Registration is now closed.
- 09:00 Registration and Coffee
- 09:55 Welcome - Dr Roland Fleck and Prof Paul Verkade
- 10:00 Water and hydration: properties of water; free, bound and structural water; effects of hydration on materials bulk and surface properties - Prof Martin Chaplin, London South Bank University, UK
- 10:40 Cryo-immobiliization of aqueous samples for EM - water phase diagram, heat transfer and vitrification techniques - Dr Eyal Shimoni, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
- 11:20 Coffee
- 11:40 EM for advanced materials: efficient phase contrast imaging in the scanning transmission electron microscope - Prof Peter Nellist, University of Oxford
- 12:20 CryoSTEM tomography of vitrified cells and soft materials: providing 3D morphology and chemical analysis simultaneously - Dr Sharon Wolf, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel,
- 13:00 Lunch
- 14:00 A novel cryo correlative fluorescence- SEM- EDS technique used to study biomineralization pathways in foraminifera - Ms Gal Mor Khalifa, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
- 14:40 Charting cellular landscapes in molecular detail: cryo-FIB preparations aimed at in situ cryo-electron tomography - Dr Julia Mahamid, Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Germany
- 15:20 Coffee Break
- 15:40 The development of cryo-FIB lift-out for soft matter and Biological imaging - Dr Christopher Parmenter, University of Nottingham, UK
- 16:20 Seeing metal atoms on protein structures by cryo-STEM - Prof Michael Elbaum, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
- 17:00 Concluding remarks - Prof Michael Elbaum
The People's Palace and The Skeel Lecture Theatre
Queen Mary University of London
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