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São Paulo to host advanced school in Cryogenic Electron Microscopy

Topics that will be covered include processing of high-resolution image data, single particle analysis, and in-cell structural biology by cryo electron tomography (Cryo-TM). Applications are due on March 01, 2023

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Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo

The São Paulo School of Advanced Science on Cryogenic Electron Microscopy (SPSAS CryoEM) will be held on July 10-27, 2023, at the Chemistry Institute of the University of São Paulo (IQUSP) in Brazil. The event aims to cover the theoretical and practical foundations of advanced CryoEM techniques used to determine macromolecular structures.

Reporters are invited to register for the scientific sessions and short courses, which will present state-of-art science and results of new research.

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.

The School will benefit from a roster of speakers comprising highly regarded researchers in the field, such as Jose Maria Carazo from the National Center for Biotechnology in Madrid, Spain; Yifan Cheng from the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, and Howard Hughes Medical Institute, University of California, United States; Julia Mahamid from the Structural and Computational Biology Unit of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Heidelberg, Germany; Giulia Zanetti from the Department of Biological Sciences of Birkbeck College in London, United Kingdom; Mysha Kudryashev from Max-Delbrück Centre for Molecular Medicin in Berlin, Germany; Wah Chiu from Department of Bioengineering, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, and Stanford National Accelerator Laboratory at University of Stanford, United States; Marin van Heel, from Brazilian Nanotechnology  National Laboratory (LNNano) at the Brazilian Center for Research in Energy and Materials (CNPEM) in Campinas, Brazil, among others.

The São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) is supporting the event ( through its São Paulo School of Advanced Science Program (SPSAS 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.

Interested parties must submit their applications by filling the online form available at by March 01, 2023. 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).

The list of approved candidates will be made available in mid-March, 2023 via e-mail and on the School’s webpage. Enquiries can be made via e-mail

About São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP)

The São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) is a public institution with the mission of supporting scientific research in all fields of knowledge by awarding scholarships, fellowships and grants to investigators linked with higher education and research institutions in the State of São Paulo, Brazil. FAPESP is aware that the very best research can only be done by working with the best researchers internationally. Therefore, it has established partnerships with funding agencies, higher education, private companies, and research organizations in other countries known for the quality of their research and has been encouraging scientists funded by its grants to further develop their international collaboration. You can learn more about FAPESP at and visit FAPESP news agency at to keep updated with the latest scientific breakthroughs FAPESP helps achieve through its many programs, awards and research centers. You may also subscribe to FAPESP news agency at


The Chemistry Institute of the University of São Paulo (IQUSP) is dedicated to research, teaching and the dissemination of chemistry and biochemistry — central sciences in the 21st century. Its discoveries have contributed to the fight against diseases, to a healthier environment, and to the development of new materials, among countless other applications.

IQ stands out in Brazil as one of the best institutes dedicated to science and the teaching of chemistry and biochemistry. Our community is composed of approximately 120 professors, 240 non-teaching staff, 600 undergraduate students, 400 graduate students and more than 100 post-doctoral students. Also, IQ has adequate infrastructure conditions for teaching and research, with the latest techniques and laboratories.

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