Santa Rita School
Single Particle Cryo-EM

18-30 August 2005

The 1st Brazil School has taken place in 2005

The Santa Rita Single Particle School will be an intensive 12 days hands-on course for learning the processing of single-particle cryo EM data from A to Z. The attendees can be those who are entirely new to the approach, or those for who the technique is of growing importance and who wish to acquire an in-depth understanding of the technique. The course covers all issues data collection, through to the interpretation of the cryo-EM maps and the fitting of known X-ray structures.

The students are expected to bring along a modern notebook computer onto which all necessary software will be downloaded. Most processing will take place in the context of the IMAGIC software system but other software will be available. Various sample cryo-EM data sets will be distributed for processing during the course. Data sets will range from entirely asymmetric ribosome images to those of icosahedral virus capsids. Students may bring along their own data sets for processing/discussion.

The conference site is located close to the beautiful old city of Santa Rita do Passa Quatro which, although in the tropics, has a pleasant ~20º centigrade average temperature in August, thanks to its location at 750 m above sea level. The temperature typically peaks at 26º in the afternoon but can drop to 10º at night. Hotel Fazenda Glória has optimal facilities for a school of this size.