MiTeGen Newsletter
Overcoming Challenges in Cryo-EM Sample Preparation
In this blog post at Thermo Fisher Scientific, author Edward Pryor discusses some of the challenges in cryo-EM sample preparation. These include the storing and shipping of samples as well as the sourcing of all the cryo-EM equipment and workflow accessories needed to get started in cryo-EM research.

Learn how our MiTeGen Cryo-EM Starter Kits help address these challenges as well as how our cryo-EM starter kits are now offered as an optional add-on for customers who purchase a Thermo Fisher Scientific cryo-electron microscope.
Visit Us at the ACA Annual Meeting
We are exhibiting at the ACA annual meeting in Portland Oregon July 29th to August 2nd and want to meet you! Stop by our MiTeGen booth and see the latest innovations for crystallography and cryo-EM research. Ask questions and get answers. Innovations included are:

Have You Visited Our New Products Department?
Have you visited our New Products department? It features all the new products we have recently added. Find innovations for crystallography, cryo-EM, beamline research and more. Includes screens, grids, crystallography and cryo-EM systems, cryogenic equipment and more.
Upcoming Events
At MiTeGen, we sponsor numerous events, conferences, workshops and symposiums throughout the year. These events include fields such as structural biology, crystallography, cryo-EM, beamline research and more. We believe in supporting researchers and our industry. Listed below are two upcoming events you might find interesting.
The Fragment-Based Drug Discovery Down Under Conference is September 28-30th in Parkville Australia. Features the latest techniques and progress in the dynamic and exciting field of fragment-based drug design. We are sponsoring this event.
The 30th Protein Structure Determination in Industry meeting (PSDI) is October 23-25th in Eindhoven Netherlands. Features workshops & lectures on structural biology, emerging methods of structure determination and more. We are exhibiting at this event.
Looking For More Events, Workshops and Conferences
If you are looking for more events visit our events page. It lists conferences, workshops, symposiums, user meetings and more.

Topics include structural biology, material science, crystallography, cryo-EM, beamline research and more.
Industry Resources and News
Here is a small selection of industry resources and news for your browsing.

  • The Pacific Northwest Cryo-EM Center has created a guide to "Krios-Ready" grids. It is designed to help you stop guessing concerning what to look for when screening your grids - Learn More
  • For those who want to get into cryo-EM but do not have the resources, The Pacific Northwest Cryo-EM Center has created a Screening Access proposal guide to help you - Learn More 
  • On July 19th Thermo Fisher Scientific is offering an introductory webinar for those considering using cryo-EM - Learn More 
  • ARC Industrial Transformation Training Centre for Cryo-electron Microscopy of Membrane Proteins is conducting a survey on what industry views as the most important challenges for industrial application of cryo-EM - Learn More and Take Survey
  • Read about The Understudied Proteins Initiative whose objective is to reduce the annotation gap by systematically associating uncharacterized proteins with proteins of known function, thereby laying the groundwork for future detailed mechanistic studies - Learn More - Take Their Survey
  • From a paper at Acta Crystallographica Section D, read about the development of CryoVR, a virtual reality training system for hands-on cryo-EM operations - Learn More
  • Summary of a paper at Nature Structural & Molecular Biology concerning how AlphaFold was integrated with crystallography and cryo-EM to solve challenging structures - Learn More 
  • Read about a new data-acquisition scheme called "Defocus-Corrected Large-Area cryo-EM" (DeCo-LACE) that was used for label-free detection of molecules across entire cell sections- Learn More
  • New tool from COSMIC CryoEM, IgFold is a tool to predict accurate antibody structures that is faster than AlphaFold - Learn More
  • Learn about xia2.multiplex, a program to "help optimize the scaling and merging of multiple data sets" from micro-crystals, in situ room-temperature data collections and data collection from membrane proteins in lipidic mesophases - Learn More
  • Webinar from Diamond Light Source concerning its Dual Imaging and Diffraction Beamline (DIAD). Learn about the uses of this particular beamline and how to apply for DIAD beamtime - Learn More 
  • Interview with Dr Sam Horrell from DLS Beamline I24 concerning how Diamond Light Source works and what protein crystallography is all about - Learn More 
  • Read about the making of Diamond Light Sources "The Game" - a board game "developed to give secondary school students a chance to explore a broad range of STEM scientific careers and subjects" - Learn More
  • See the latest impact factors for crystallography journals - Learn More
  • HZB BESSY II is accepting proposals for their February 2023 - July 2023 beamline period. Deadline is September 1st - Learn More
Industry Jobs
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