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A microscope on steroids: Using cryogenic electron microscopy to image biological molecule

1:00pm-1:45pm on Thursday 1 April

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Using electrons instead of light in cryogenic electron microscopy. In this talk, Dr Amanda Chaplin from the Department of Biochemistry will discuss how scientists can use electrons to image and obtain three-dimensional pictures of biological molecules, such as proteins and DNA, that may help us to understand how our bodies work.

The talk will be followed by a Q&A session.

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Dima Chirgadze is the Facility Manager for the Cryo-Electron Microscopy Facility at the Department of Biochemistry, University of Cambridge. Dima has lived and worked in Cambridge for over 20 years. He graduated from Moscow State University (Russia), where he studied physics, and obtained his PhD in Protein Crystallography from Birkbeck College, London. 

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Additional Information

Age: Young Adults 12 – 18, Adults
Timing: Available on Demand, Live Stream
Theme: Health, Explore
Image copyright: Copyright: Copyright: Image adapted from Dendooven, T. (2020) "Fantastic ribonucleoprotein complexes and how to study them” (Luisi Group, Department of Biochemistry, University of Cambridge).

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