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2014 Current Electron Microscopy Techniques Workshop

Core Imaging Facility


****  2014 Workshop has been successfully completed  ****

Tentative dates  for  2015 workshop are May 28th and 29th, 2015.

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Click here to download  2014 workshop presentation files.

The aim of the Current EM Techniques Workshop is to introduce new electron microscopy techniques and instrumentations via live demonstration and open discussion. 

The focus of this year’s  workshop is cryo EM sample preparation and cryo-EM. 

Date: June 2nd -3rd, 2014

Location: University of Maryland Baltimore, Core Imaging Facility

Format: Scientific presentations, live demonstrations, personal sample tryout, tips and tricks discussion forum lead by technical experts from Gatan, Leica, FEI etc.

Featured instrument:

High pressure freezer

Automated freeze substitution system

Cryo ultramicrotome

Grid plunger

Cryo-transfer holder and cryo-TEM

Cryo-transfer system and cryo-SEM


Keynote speaker: Dr. Peijun Zhang, University of Pittsburgh, Department of Structural biology

Cryo sample prearation: Dr. Kim Rensing, Leica Microsystem

Correlative LM-EM solutions: Dr. Gregor Heiss, FEI. Co

CMMS dinner speaker: Dr. Elizabeth Chen, Johns Hopkins University, Department of Molecular Biology & Genetics

Tips and Tricks panelist:  Dr. Ulrich Baxa, Frederick National Laboraory for Cancer Research

Tips and Tricks Panelist: Ms. Carol Cooke, Johns Hopkins University

Tips and Tricks Panelist: Dr. Haifeng He, FEI. Co

Registration Fee: $100 registration fee is required for  full workshop participantion, including lunch and dinner on June 2 and lunch on  June 3rd. REGISTER ONLINE or BY EMAIL.

Closing date: May 30th, 2014 Noon.

Payment Method:

To pay by check: please indicate your name on the check and  make  check payable to: UMB Foundation and mail to Core Imaging Facility, 655 West Baltimore St, BRB 7-037, Baltimore , MD 21201

To pay by credit card, please indicate on your registration form, CIF staff will contact you  to collect credit card information by phone.

Travel:  Workshop participants are strongly encouraged to use various modes of public transportation to reach UMB.  If you wish to drive to the workshop, parking garages are avaialbe around UMB campus.  Plesae refer to the directions below;

Public transportation information
Driving Direction
Parking information

Lodging:  Special conference rate accomondation in Holiday Inn- Baltimore is already expired.  Please e-mail if you need assistance for other hotel reservation.

Sponsors:  Leica Microsystems; FEI.Co; Gatan, UK.; Electron Microscopy Sciences-Diatome.US.

Program: Download from HERE (updated on May 26, 2014)

Othere enquiries: please e-mail