Seminar: 'Advanced EELS an TEM Camera Technology'

Dr. Zibin Chen (Scitek) will introduce Advanced Electron Energy-Loss Spectroscopy (EELS), Dual EELS and Counting EELS with detailed application examples. An update on latest TEM camera technology will cover aspects of structural biology, sensitive material imaging and In-Situ experiments.
0900 on Thursday 23rd August in the Benham Building Seminar Room (Zoology).

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Seminar: Professor Antoine van Oijen (University of Wollongong, Australia)

Prof. van Oijen will talk about his research using single molecule techniques in his talk 'Tackling antimicrobial resistance, one molecule at a time' at 11-1200 on Monday 20th August in room 231 of the Biochemistry Building. Prof. van Oijen will also be involved in the Nanopaper.

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Learning Hub

Recently a group of Otago researchers had one of their structural models of SVV featured on the cover of the Journal of Virology (June 2018) in collaboration with Dunedin-based augmented reality app PEEKAVU. You can check out the cover at the Journal of Virology. You can also read more about the project in the Otago Bulletin.

JVI Journal Cover

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Nanopaper (20th August): Tackling biological systems using single-molecule imaging and biophysics

Nano-papers are intended to offer an interactive environment for those interested in applying new approaches to their research. The format will offer talks from invited and local experts, ample opportunity to interact with experts and other interested parties in a relaxed environment, and to gain hands on experience with some methods of interest. All are welcome for talks, but space will be limited for afternoon sessions. Ideally, after the nano-paper attendees will have an appreciation of new possible research avenues, ideas on where to get started or develop their approach further, and have connected with others across the School who may have similar interests. Postgraduates, postdoctoral fellows and PIs are encouraged to attend.

During this Nanopaper attendees will hear from Sigurd Wilbanks (Single molecules, multiple challenges with Hsp70 and FRET) and Antoine van Oijen (Tackling antimicrobial resistance, one molecule at a time) and participate in an afternoon workshop.

Please contact or to register, for further information, or to suggest areas of special interest for future nano-papers!

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CRYOZ18 Conference, 22nd June 2018

A meeting for the Australian and New Zealand cryo-EM community hosted by the Monash Ramaciotti Centre for Cryo-EM. Support by AMMS, the ARC CoE for Advanced Imaging, Thermo Fisher, Leica, and Scitek has allowed this meeting to run free of charge and also offer some support for interstate PhD students.

IMC19, 9-14th September 2018

The International Microscopy Congress (IMC19) is held every four years, and for the first time in Australia (Sydney) in many decades. This is a special AMMS (Australian Microscopy & Microanalysis Society), held under the auspices of IFSM. The congress will attract 3000+ scientists from the microscopy sector. There will be a large interactive trade exhibition where leading suppliers are set to launch ground-breaking new instruments.

AsCA 2018/CRYSTAL 32, 2-5th December 2018

AsCA 2018/CRYSTAL 32 is a combined conference of the Asian Crystallographic Association (AsCA) and the Society of Crystallographers in Australia and New Zealand (SCANZ) being held in Auckland on the 2nd-5th December 2018. Dr. Mihnea Bostina (Academic Director of OCEM) will be chairing a symposium 'Application of cryo-EM to structural biology'.

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Every year the OCEM compiles a calendar featuring interesting and beautiful images produced using electron microscopy techniques. If you have an image that you are particularly proud of and would like to share then send a good quality (tif) image and description to using Otago's file drop system. If you do not have access to the file drop system we also accept entries via email.