The Brazil School

Next Brazil School planned as a satellite meeting of the SBBq meting in Iguazu.

Due to the rapidly escalating health concerns relating to the spread of the coronavirus (COVID 19) disease, the Brazil School will not take place in 2020.

The Brazil School is postponed to 2021 (with a preliminary date of the 14th to 26th of October). But this is all very preliminary since the world is changing so rapidly around us and we still have no vaccines available.

The Brazil School for Single Particle Cryo-EM is an intensive hands-on course/workshop, in which theory and practice are tightly intertwined. The spectrum of topics covered suits attendees that are new to the field as well as those for whom the technique is already of growing importance in their research and who wish to acquire an in-depth understanding of the methodology. Topics range from data collection and three-dimensional reconstruction techniques to the final interpretation of the cryo-EM maps by (flexible) fitting of X-ray structures. The last days of the meeting will be devoted to advanced topics such as dealing with heterogeneous data sets ("4D" cryo electron microscopy) and high-resolution refinements.

The attendees are expected to bring along a modern notebook computer onto which all necessary software will be installed. Most processing will take place in the context of the IMAGIC software system but other software packages such as Frealign will also be used. Cryo-EM data sets will be distributed for processing during the course. The participants may bring their own data sets for processing and discussion.

The school site is usually located in the country side of the state São Paulo.

Links to the previous schools:
2005 · 2006 · 2008 · 2010 · 2012 ·
2014 · 2016 · 2018

Reports from participants can be found here:
2010 | 2012 | 2014

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