CryoEM Special Issue Journal of Microscopy
Now with a guest introduction from Nobel Prize winner Prof Jacques Dubochet
Following the announcement of the 2017 Nobel Prize in Chemistry which was awarded to Professor Jacques Dubochet, Dr Joachim Frank and Dr Richard Henderson for the development of cryo-electron microscopy for imaging of biomolecules in solution, the Journal of Microscopy released a special issue dedicated to CryoEM.
It was long believed that electron microscopy was only suitable for the study of dead tissues, as biological material was rapidly destroyed by the powerful electron beam. The development of cryo-electron microscopy changed that view, allowing scientists to analyse biological molecules mid-movement, offing an exciting insight to the structure and function of biomolecules.
Recently added to this special issue is an introduction written by Nobel prize winner Professor Dubochet in which he discusses the work which led to the Nobel Prize, comments on some of his articles included in the special issue and gives his thoughts on the future of cryo electron microscopy.
Take a look at the free special issue of the Journal of Microscopy before the end of 2017.