University of Jyväskylä

Chemistry lecture: Developments in Cryo-Electron Microscopy – Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2017

Start date: Nov 28, 2017 06:00 PM

End date: Nov 28, 2017 07:00 PM

Location: Mattilanniemi

The lecture series Kemiaa kaikille (Chemistry for everyone) by Keski-Suomen Kemistiseura (Central Finland chemists’ association) offers a lecture on the winner of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2017. The lecture will be given by Nonappa, Docent (Adjunct Professor) in Soft Matter Microscopy from Aalto University on Tuesday, 28 November 2017 at 6:00 p.m. in the University of Jyväskylä’s Agora building, Auditorium 2 (Mattilanniemi 2, Jyväskylä). The lecture is in English. Welcome!

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2017 was awarded jointly to Jacques Dubochet from Switzerland, Joachim Frank from the USA and Richard Henderson from the UK for their work in developing cryo-electron microscopy. In cryo-electron microscopy, the sample is frozen extremely rapidly to prevent the formation of ice crystals that break biological structures. As a result, researchers are able to illustrate and model different types of constitutions even more precisely than before. This opens new possibilities especially for research in medicine, and the technique has already been utilised in studying the Zika virus.

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