June 2-5, Moscow, Russia

Russian International Сonference on cryoelectron microscopy 2019

Organizer: Lomonosov Moscow State University

The Second Russian international conference

“Cryo-electron microscopy 2019: achievements and prospects” will be held at Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU) on June 2 – 5, 2019.

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 and the 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 a significant impact on the 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 at MSU! Workshops will be held on the topics of:

Membrane proteins and the methods of studying their structure;

Structure and functions of the transcription and translation apparatus of the cell;

Structure of viruses and chaperonins;

Molecular organization of cells and organelles; tomography

New methods of sample preparation and data processing for cryo-electron microscopy;

Applications for medicine

Important dates:

Abstract submission ends 15.05.19

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

Last day to register online – 25.05.19

Invitations required for Russian visa application are to be received by 24.04.19 at the latest.

Organising Committee

Mikhail P. Kirpichnikov, member of the Russian academy of sciences, Prof., Dean of the Faculty of Biology, MSU

Vladimir P. Skulachev, member of the Russian academy of sciences, Prof., Director of the Belozersky Institute of Physico-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. of RAS O.Sokolova, Dr. I.Kireev

Conference Schedule

Preliminary Program

confirmed speakers:

Wah Chiu, Stanford University

Yifan Cheng, UCSF

Elena Orlova, Birkbeck College

Alexander Sobolevsky, Columbia University

Svetlana Dodonova, Max Plank Institute for Biophysical Chemistry

Arne Moeller, The Max Planck Institute of Biophysics

Alexander Mironov and Galina Beznoussenko, IFOM

Conference Venue

The conference will be held at Moscow State University, Faculty of Biology, the BBA auditorium (Address: 1 Leninskie gory, Bldg. 12)


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.