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cryo EM Seminar: Dr. Wayne Hendrickson, Violin Family Professor of Physiology and Cellular Biophysics, Columbia University

January 23, 2018 — 

HENDRICKSON, WAYNE A., Ph.D.
University Professor and the Violin Family Professor of Physiology and Cellular Biophysics

Dr. Wayne Hendrickson, the Violin Family Professor of Physiology and Cellular Biophysics and Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics at Columbia University will deliver a seminar on technological advances in cryo EM, part of the Manitoba Group in Protein Structure and Function Cryo-Electron Microscopy Seminar Series.

Dr. Hendrickson has made numerous seminal contributions to structural biology research and is best known for developing multi-wavelength anomalous dispersion as a tool for solving the ‘phase problem’, which revolutionized protein X-ray crystallography in the late 1990s. His honors include the Gairdner International Award and the Aminoff Prize of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a member of the National Academy of Sciences.

Dr. Hendrickson and his colleagues have recently used cryo-electron microscopy to gain unprecedented views into the molecular basis for how the massive ryanodine receptor mediates calcium release into the cytosol of the cell, which is of central importance to many cellular functions, including muscle contraction.

Please join us on Wednesday Feb 7 to hear Dr. Hendrickson describe how incredible technological advances in cryo EM allowed he and his colleagues to achieve such detailed insight into this massive protein structure.

What: Dr. Wayne Hendrickson, University Professor and the Violin Family Professor of Physiology and Cellular Biophysics, Columbia University
Topic: Structural Basis for RyR1 Calcium Release Activity
When: Wednesday, February 7, 3:30 p.m.
Where: 205 Armes, University of Manitoba, Fort Garry campus

 

Image source: Nature (2015) 517(7532):44-9.

 

Additional Events

The Manitoba Protein Structure Group Cryo-Electron Microscopy Series:

Jorg Stetefeld

Jorg Stetefeld

Wednesday January 31, 3:30 PM,  205 Armes 

Hybrid Method Approach in Structural Biology – Future perspectives of cryo-EM at the University of Manitoba 

Dr. Jörg Stetefeld
Tier I CRC in Structural Biology and Biophysics, Professor of Chemistry, University of Manitoba

 

 

 

Dr. Andy Hoenger

Wednesday April 18th, 3:30 PM 205 Armes 

Cryo-Electron Tomography from Organelles to Macromolecular Complexes

Dr. Andy Hoenger
Professor, Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology,  University of Colorado at Boulder

 

 


Research at the University of Manitoba is partially supported by funding from the Government of Canada Research Support Fund.

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