June 6-8, Moscow, Russia

Russian International Сonference on cryoelectron microscopy 2017

Organizer: Lomonosov Moscow State University

The First Russian international conference

“Cryo-electron microscopy 2017: achievements and prospects” will be held at Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU) on June 6 – 8, 2017.

The main purpose of this conference is to inform the Russian scientific community of the technical progress attained in structural biology and of the latest achievements in the field of cryo-electron microscopy. This event will become a communication platform between internationally recognized experts and young researchers in the rapidly developing region of cryo-electron microscopy. Leading researchers from Russia, Europe, USA will take part in this conference; this will undoubtedly have a positive effect on the international reputation of Moscow State University. The conference will have significant impact on further advancement of cryo-EM in Russia and the implementation of the most modern structural methods at MSU; it will also establish fruitful partnerships between researchers in Russia and abroad.

Recent advances in deciphering the atomic structure of macromolecules using cryo-electron microscopy and various aspects of sample preparation will be discussed at the conference.

Looking forward to meeting you in MSU!

Workshops will be held on the topics of:

Membrane proteins and the methods of studying their structure;

The structure and functions of the cells transcription apparatus;

Subnanometer-resolution virus structures;

Molecular organization of cells and organelles;

New methods of sample preparation and data processing in cryo-electron microscopy.

Important dates:

Abstract submission ends 15.05.17

Thesis will be indexed in Russian Scientific Citation Index («РИНЦ»)

Last day to register online – 1.06.17

Invitations required for Russian visa application are to be received by 30.04.17 at the latest.

Organising committee

Mikhail P. Kirpichnikov, member of Russian academy of sciences, Prof, Dean of Faculty of Biology, MSU
Vladimir P. Skulachev, member of Russian academy of sciences, Prof, Director of Belozersky Institute ofPhysico-Chemical Biology, MSU

Member of RAS O.Dontsova, corr. member of RAS V.Popov, Prof. K.Shaitan, Prof. V.Gordeliy, Dr. I.Alieva, Dr. A.Vasilyev

Prof RAS O.Sokolova, Dr. I.Kireev

Photos

Conference Schedule

From 10-00Bld. 12

Registration is open at Faculty of Biology

MSU 1 Leninskie Gory, Bld. 12. Big Biological Auditorium
14:00

Opening

coffee
Keynote lecture
14:15
acad. Mikhail Kirpichnikov
acad. Mikhail Kirpichnikov

Greeting from Dean of Faculty of Biology, MSU

14:30
Dr. Alasdair Steven
Dr. Alasdair Steven

Laboratory of Structural Biology, NIH, Bethesda, USA

Protein-bound compartments: Variations on a theme

15-30
Dr Alexander Sobolevsky
Dr Alexander Sobolevsky

Columbia University, NY, USA

Cryo-electron microscopy of AMPA receptor-stargazin complexes

20 min lectures
16:20
Prof Andrey Solovyev

MSU, Moscow, RU

Novel Inter-Subunit Contacts in Barley Stripe Mosaic Virus Revealed by Cryo-Electron Microscopy

17:10
Dr. Zakhar Shenkarev
Dr. Zakhar Shenkarev

IBH, Moscow, RU

Stabilization of ion channels and their domains in lipid-protein nanodiscs for structural studies

16:45
Prof. Andrey Konevega
Prof. Andrey Konevega

Head of Molecular and Radiation Biophysics Division, Petersburg Nuclear Physics Institute, NRC (Gatchina, RU)

Antibiotics inhibiting translocation on prokaryotic ribosomes: structure and functional studies

17:35
prof. Vadim Cherezov
prof. Vadim Cherezov

Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology and University of Southern California, USA

Structural Biology of GPCRs: new opportunities with Cryo-EM and XFEL

18:30

Banquet

in MSU Botanic garden
Single particle cryo-EM
9:00
Prof. Elena Orlova
Prof. Elena Orlova

Birkbeck College, London, UK

Studies of heterogeneous complexes by cryo-EM

9.50
Dr. Alexander Myasnikov
Dr. Alexander Myasnikov

UCSF, USA

Human 80S ribosome as it seen by high resolution electron microscopy

10:40
Prof. Valentin Gordeliy
Prof. Valentin Gordeliy

Univ. Grenoble Alpes, CEA, CNRS, IBS, F-38000, Grenoble, France. Institute of Complex Systems: Structural Biochemistry (ICS-6), Research Centre Juelich, Juelich, Germany

Determination the structure of membrane proteins by crystallography and cryo-EM

11:30

coffee break

11:45
Dr. Christoph Müller
Dr. Christoph Müller

EMBL, Heidelberg, Germany

Cryo-electron microscopy of RNA polymerase I and III transcription complexes

12:35
Dr. Vasily Studitsky
Dr. Vasily Studitsky

FCCC, USA/MSU, Moscow, RU

Role of histone chaperones in regulation of transcription and cancer

13:30

lunch

Methods of image reconstruction in cryo-EM (Applications to image reconstruction)
14:30
Dr. Carsten Sachse
Dr. Carsten Sachse

EMBL Heidelberg, Germany

Advances in segmented helical reconstruction

15:20
Dr. Grigory Sharov
Dr. Grigory Sharov

MRC, Cambridge, UK

Scipion: towards software integration, reproducibility and validation in EM image processing

16.00
Dr. Pavel Afanasiev
Dr. Pavel Afanasiev

MRC, Cambridge, UK

Beyond black-box processing: long live “toolbox-style” single-particle cryo-EM methodology

16:40

coffee break

20 min lectures
17:00
Dr. Albert Guskov
Dr. Albert Guskov

University of Groningen, Netherlands

Сryo-EM structure of bacterial membrane protein responsible for zinc transport

17:30
Dr. Yury Polikanov
Dr. Yury Polikanov

University of Illinois at Chicago, USA

Insights from the Structures of the Orthosomycin Antibiotics in Complex with the Bacterial 70S Ribosome

18:00

poster session

Cellular organization and electron tomography approach
9:00
Prof Wolfgang Baumeister
Prof Wolfgang Baumeister

Max-Planck-Institut für Biochemie, Germany

Cryo-electron microscopy or the challenge of doing structural biology in situ.

9:50
Dr. Mikhail Eltsov
Dr. Mikhail Eltsov

Goete University, Frankfurt, Germany

Cryo-TEM in studies of chromatin organization

10:40

coffee break

11:00
Dr. Ohad Medalia
Dr. Ohad Medalia

University of Zurich, Switzerland

The functional structure of lamins in somatic cells

11:50
Dr. Mikhail Kudryashev
Dr. Mikhail Kudryashev

MPI for Biophysics and BMLS/ Unviersity of Frankfurt, Germany

Structure of membrane protein in action by subtomogram averaging

12:30
Dr. Evgeniya Pechnikova
Dr. Evgeniya Pechnikova

FEI, Netherlands

Cryo-EM analysis with the Volta phase plate

13:15

lunch

New techniques and applications in cryo-EM
14:15
Alevtyna Yakushevska
Alevtyna Yakushevska

FEI, Netherlands

Advanced technologies for FEI Cryo-Electron Microscopy workflow

15:00
Dr Guenter Resch
Dr Guenter Resch

Nexperion, Austria

Immersion freezing and Cryo CLEM techniques for cryo TEM applications

15:50
Andreas Nowak
Andreas Nowak

Leica, Austria

High Pressure Freezing and freeze fracturing for cryo SEM applications

16:40

coffee break

20 min lectures
17:00
Dr. Roman Kamyshinsky
Dr. Roman Kamyshinsky

Kourchatov institute, Moscow, RU

Investigation of biocompatible containers with nanoparticles by Cryo-SEM

17:30
Dr. Alexander Vasilev
Dr. Alexander Vasilev

Kourchatov institute, Moscow, RU

Cryo-TEM study of layered clay minerals

18:00
Anton Orekhov
Anton Orekhov

Kourchatov institute, Moscow, RU

Cryo-SEM study of polymers

18:30

Best poster award ceremony

18:45

Closing remarks

Conference Venue

Conference will be held in Moscow State Unversity, Faculty of Biology, auditory BBA (Address: 1 Leninskie gory, Bld 12)

Venue

Russia, 119991, Moscow, GSP-1, Lomonosovsky prospekt, 27-4, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Faculty of Biology, auditory BBA (Address: 1 Leninskie gory, Bld 12)

Places to stay

If you want to be really close to the conference venue, then we recommend to stay at the Universitetskaya hotel which is of good value for your money. If you prefer a more respectable hotel which is closer to the center, but still not far from MSU, then you should check out Hotel Korston Moscow.

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