First data collected using the London Consortium for cryo-EM’s (LonCEM’s) new Titan Krios Cryo Transmission Electron Microscope with the Gatan K3™ camera in super-resolution mode. A dream come true.
Noguchi, Y., Yuan, Z., Bai, L., Schneider, S., Zhao, G., Stillman, B., Speck, C., Li, H. (2017). Cryo-EM structure of Mcm2-7 double hexamer on DNA suggests a lagging-strand DNA extrusion model. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 114, E9529-E9538.
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The cryo-electron microscope installed on the Imperial College London Hammersmith Campus produces its first beam, coinciding, fittingly, with the award of the 2017 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, to Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Franck and Richard Henderson, “for developing cryo-electron microscopy for the high-resolution structure determination of biomolecules in solution.”
The London consortium for cryo-EM (LonCEM), of which the The DNA Replication Group is a founding member, awarded £3 million to establish a new, state-of-the-art cryo-EM facility at the Francis Crick Institute. The award is part of a larger £20 million investment by the Wellcome Trust in cryo-electron microscopy to support world-leading structural biologists across the United Kingdom.
Alberto Riera successfully applies for the EMBO Practical Course “Cryo-Electron Microscopy and 3D Image Processing 2016”, 28 August – 05 September 2016 at EMBL Heidelberg, Germany. Congratulations, Alberto!
Sun, J.*, Evrin, C.*, Samel, S. A., Fernández-Cid, A., Riera, A., Kawakami, H., Stillman, B.†, Speck, C.†, Li, H.† (2013). Cryo-EM structure of a helicase loading intermediate containing ORC–Cdc6–Cdt1–MCM2-7 bound to DNA. Nature Structural & Molecular Biology 20, 944-951.
*Shared first authorship; †Corresponding authors
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