DECTRIS launches new Product Range
Date: 23 August 2017, Hall-4, Time: 1305-1455

In this year’s Lunchtime Seminar, DECTRIS is uncovering its new range of Hybrid Photon Counting detectors, enabling Synchrotron- and Laboratory-Customers to pursue their science with even more photons and less background. On stage with their OEM partners, DECTRIS will demonstrate the benefit of strong partnerships for the user.

If you want to get firsthand information about the new DECTRIS detectors, don’t miss to join.


Cryo-Electron Microscopy: An indispensable solution for Structural Biology
Date: 24 August 2017, Hall-5, Time: 1305-1455
Wim Voorhout, Alevtyna Yakushevska, Marc Storms,Raymond Wagner, Gijs van Duinen
Thermo Fisher Scientific, Achtseweg Noord 5, 5651 GG Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Cryo-EM – Single Particle Analysis (SPA) in particular – has rapidly developed from a pioneering into a mainstream application that has caused a revolution in the field of structural biology at the atomic resolution. Significant resolution improvements on 3D protein structures and their interactive states have led to an increasing insight in protein machineries, sub-cellular interactions and mechanisms. This will eventually contribute to answer real biologically as well as medically relevant questions.

The results that have been recently obtained and published have triggered a large group of new users – mostly originating from the field of X-ray crystallography and NMR – to adopt cryo-EM as a viable, complementary technology. Now, finally, a continuum has been reached on all important aspects with regards to resolution and macromolecular scales which allows for the full deployment of the combination of these technologies. This offers significant opportunities but also poses severe challenges for a manufacturing company like Thermo Fisher.

In this luncheon seminar we will give an overview of the SPA workflow from sample preparation, via screening to automated high resolution data collection. The latest developments on phase plate, direct electron detector and imaging tools will be discussed.
In addition, we will present how we are going to ensure that our new customers will be successful by means of a special customer enablement program.