ABOUT

OVERVIEW

The São Paulo School of Advanced Science in CryoEM aims to cover the theoretical and practical foundations of advanced CryoEM techniques used to determine macromolecular structures. Time will be divided between lectures, demonstrations and hands-on practical sessions given by internationally renowned researchers in the field of CryoEM. Topics that will be covered include sample preparation, data collection, processing of high-resolution image data, single particle analysis, in-cell structural biology by cryo electron tomography (Cryo-TM), model building and model validation. Invited and participating researchers will also present their most recent results.    

The School is being organized by researchers from the University of São Paulo and the National Center for Research in Energy and Materials (CNPEM) and supported by FAPESP.

The course is aimed at graduate students and post-docs. Undergraduate students and young PIs may also apply. Candidates are expected to be fluent in English. Students participating in the course will be given the opportunity to present their research projects in poster presentations.

Attendance will be limited to 70 students chosen by the Organizing Committee from applicants based in Brazil and from other countries. Those selected will receive transportation and daily allowances (except for students currently receiving a FAPESP scholarship).

Application Deadline: March 1, 2023.

Interested parties can apply using the online application form available at: cryoemschool2023.iq.usp.br/applications
The list of approved candidates will be made available on March 10, 2023 via e-mail and on the School’s webpage. Enquiries can be made via e-mail spcryoem2023@iq.usp.br.

Selected participants will be required to pay a registration fee of R$ 500 for South American participants or US$ 300 for participants from outside South America.

Registration includes air travel* and accommodation in a shared double room.

Students should bring their personal lap-tops for use in the practical sessions. Your laptops should have a port to connect an ethernet cable. If not, you should bring a separate ethernet cable adapter. 

* Air travel will only be provided for participants living outside of state of São Paulo

Financial Support: Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo (FAPESP)

ORGANIZING COMITTEE

Shaker Chuck Farah

Institute of Chemistry, University of SãoPaulo, São Paulo, Brazil.

Aline Maria da Silva

Institute of Chemistry, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil.

Roberto Salinas

Institute of Chemistry, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil.

Richard Garratt

Institute of Physics at São Carlos, University of São Paulo, São Carlos, Brazil.

Andre Ambrosio

Institute of Physics at São Carlos, University of São Paulo, São Carlos, Brazil,

Cristiane Guzzo

Institute of Biomedical Sciences, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil.

Rodrigo Portugal

National Laboratory of Nanotechnology (LNNano), National Center for Research in Energy and Materials (CNPEM), Campinas, Brazil.

Marin van Heel

National Laboratory of Nanotechnology (LNNano), National Center for Research in Energy and Materials (CNPEM), Campinas, Brazil.

Germán Gustavo Sgro

Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at Ribeirão Preto, University of São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto, Brazil.