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Cell Biology at ECCS'09

ECCS09 satellite / Membranes and Transport research interest group symposium on


Cell Biology and Imaging Technologies


September 23-24, Zeeman Building, University of Warwick.




Wednesday September 23


Special session from Jeol and Gatan on electron microscopy/tomography.


11.00. Andy Yarwood (Jeol): An overview of current TEM tomography techniques and software.


12.30. Paul Spellwood (Gatan). Title TBA



Tomography has undergone a famine to feast transition over the last decade. 10 years ago, Electron Tomography was in the domain of a few dedicated researchers prepared to put a lot of effort in to collecting datasets of images that could be used for reconstructing a 3D image of the sample. The technique was seen as a black art and equally the reconstruction of the images was a long and complex process with many errors due to inaccuracies in the alignment of the data. Now, the modern user is spoilt for choice with a range of options available for both collection and reconstruction. From relatively costly but simple commercial solutions through to complex but ultimately flexible academic freeware, the choices are now abundant. It is still a relatively lengthy process but no longer shrouded in mystery and confusion. This talk outlines the development of Electron Tomography and the current options available



12.30 – 2.00 LUNCH


Symposium session I


2.00 Helen Saibil (Birkbeck College) Electron microscopy of molecular and cellular machinery


2.40 Corinne Smith (Warwick). Unwinding the clathrin cage – kinetic and structural measurements of the action of Hsc70 on clathrin assemblies


3.20 Judy Armitage (Oxford) Protein localisation and dynamics in bacterial motility measured by single molecule microscopy


4.00 Tea and posters


5.00 Short talk

5.20 Short talk

5.40 Close

Thursday September 24


Symposium session II


9.00 Lorenzo Frigerio (Warwick). Reticulons and plant endoplasmic reticulum morphology


9.40 Short talk


10.00 Coffee


10.30 David Stephens (Bristol). Organization and mechanisms of membrane trafficking – COPII-dependent export from the ER


11.10 Martin Pool (Manchester). Role of ribosomal components in protein targeting and membrane protein integration at the ER


11.50-12.10 Short talks

12.30 Lunch


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We gratefully acknowledge support from Jeol, Gatan, and the British Society for Cell Biology