Cryo Electron Microscopy Course 2022

6 - 10 June 2022

Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, UK

The popular Cryo Electron Microscopy course will return for 2022, with additional new content not included previously.  Covering both theoretical and practical aspects of sample preparation and cryo EM techniques, this residential course is ideal for anyone new to cryo EM, but can also be attended by those wanting to refresh their existing skills.

This intensive five day course sees numerous topic experts covering a variety of sample preparation techniques (including high pressure freezing, rapid cooling and cryo sectioning), as well as cryo-microscopy operation for both scanning and transmission EMs (including specialist techniques such as freeze fracturing and cryo-STEM tomography).  Each of the topics will include tutorials and demonstrations, although most the time will go into hands-on practical sessions.  The course is aimed at life sciences, however the techniques can be applied to other fields, and we therefore invite participants from any area of academia or industry to attend. We also recommend that participants bring their own samples along, as a large portion of the course is dedicated to giving attendees the opportunity to apply the taught techniques to own research.

Attendees will be required to wear appropriate PPE and provide evidence of negative Covid status before coming on to the Rothamsted Research site (international travellers will be required to adhere to the most recent guidelines at the time of travelling).

Scientific Organiser

  • Dr Eudri Venter

    Rothamsted Research

    Eudri Venter completed his PhD in viral genetics at the University of Pretoria (UP), South Africa in 2014, focusing on applying an integrated microscopy approach towards studying virus morphogenesis in different cell types.  Following this, and a companion post-doc, he joined the Laboratory for Microscopy and Microanalysis at UP, where he worked in a versatile research environment.  His areas of expertise include scanning and transmission electron microscopy; light, widefield fluorescence and confocal/super resolution microscopy, as well as micro analytical techniques such as energy dispersive x-ray spectroscopy, electron backscatter diffraction and atomic force microscopy.  Currently he is the resident electron microscopist at Rothamsted Research Bioimaging, applying a multidisciplinary approach to a variety of agricultural research areas.