3-8 June: CryoEM school in Leiden & Delft

Dear community,

We are happy to announce the second iteration of the Dutch cryoEM school scheduled to take place from 03 – 08 June 2024 in Leiden and Delft.

The aim of this school is to teach the basic principles and practical aspects of electron microscopy and image processing to structural and molecular biologists wishing to determine macromolecular structures by cryoEM. The course will cover all aspects of cryoEM structure determination, ranging from sample preparation over data collection to processing and interpretation of high-resolution volume data, for both single particle images and tomograms, and will be aimed at PhD students and postdocs using cryoEM for structural analysis. The applicants should ideally have some basic knowledge of the cryoEM workflow to profit most from the course.

Invited speakers and tutors are:

Sjors Scheres (MRC-LMB)
Wim Hagen (Thermo Fisher Scientific)
Emanuel Katzmann (JEOL)
Friedrich Förster (Utrecht)
Stuart Howes (Utrecht)
Tom Burnley (CCP-EM)
Bogdan Toader (MRC-LMB)
Colin Palmer (STFC-UKRI)
Agnel Joseph (CCP-EM)
Matt Idanza (STFC-UKRI)

The school will be limited to 20 participants. The deadline for application is 22 March 2024 and we will inform selected participants approximately 1-2 weeks after the deadline.

Thanks to generous sponsoring, registration is free of charge for participants from academia. Transportation to and from the venues, and accommodation, are not included in the school and need to be arranged by the selected participants themselves.

A detailed program and instructions for registration can be found here: https://edu.nl/mpbvh

With best wishes from the organisers,

Tzviya Zeev Ben Mordehai

Ludo Renault

Arjen Jakobi

24 January 2024 Opening Symposium Radboudumc Electron Microscopy Center

With great pleasure share the announcement of the Opening Symposium of the Radboudumc Electron Microscopy Center as part of the Radboudumc Technology Center Microscopy. The center is a unique facility hosting advanced electron microscopy imaging modalities for the life sciences, focusing on multiscale and multimodal imaging. Highlights are the complete Zeiss 3D cryo-correlative workflow, and the ThermoFisher Talos F200C G2 specifically designed for combined cryo and liquid phase electron microscopy, both allowing high resolution imaging of samples in their native hydrated state.

You are invited to celebrate the completion of this infrastructure with a full day symposium where invited and local speakers will highlight the recent advances in different approaches to electron microscopy for life sciences. 

Attendance is free, but registration is requested at https://www.electronmicroscopycenter.com/opening/


12 May: NVBMB Spring Meeting: Structural Biology, Recent Advances.

We are delighted to invite you to the NVBMB Spring Meeting: Structural Biology, Recent Advances.

When: Friday May 12
Where: Van Swinderen Huys, Oude Boteringestraat 19, 9712 GC Groningen

The meeting is free of charge for members of the NVBMB or KNCV. The fee for non-members is € 10,-. Registration before May 1st is required. As the number of places available is limited, it is recommended to register as soon as possible

This meeting also signifies the launch of The Dutch Structural Biology Platform, which brings together scientists in The Netherlands who share a passion for structural biology. The platform aims to enhance exchange of knowledge, sharing new ideas, and creating a sense of community. 

For more details and registration please see:


Preliminary program

10:00-10:30 Registration, welcome coffee

10:30-10:40 Welcome

10:40-11:10 Daan Swarts (WUR)

11:10-11:40 Sven Hennig (VU)

11:40-12:10 Tzviya Zeev Ben Mordehai (UU)

12:10-13:30 Lunch (incl. General Assembly NVBMB: 12:30-13:00)

13:30-14:00 Westenbrink Prize Ceremony (Rebecca Halbach)

14:00-14:30 Markus Weingarth (UU)

14:30-15:00 Alexander Belyy (RUG)

15:00-15:30 Coffee break

15:30-16:00 Arjen Jakobi (TUD)

16:00-16:30 Robbie Joostens (NKI)

16:30-17:00 Steffen Brünle (UL)

17:00-18:00 Closing and drinks

26 April: NeCEN symposium

Tentative schedule:

Time Speaker  
2:00- 2:10Ariane Briegel Welcome address
2:10-2:55Martin Pilhofer Keynote 
2:55- 3:25Miguel Leungtalk
3:25- 3:45 Break
3:45-4:15Alexander Belyytalk
4:15-4:45Friedrich Foerstertalk
4:45-5:00Vera Williams Short talk
5:00-5:45Social Mixer