The appeal of conventional electron microscopy for studying biological systems
University of Nova Gorica invites to the public lecture The appeal of conventional electron microscopy for studying biological systems by Dr. Urška Repnik (Christian-Albrechts University of Kiel, Germany).
Lecture will take place on wednesday, 20 December 2023, at 4 p.m. at the the Lanthieri mansion in Vipava.
Lecture will be in English.
Transmission electron microscopy laid foundations of modern cell biology, and colourful schematic representations of the cell are based on electron micrographs. However, once a powerful tool, conventional EM is increasingly underappreciated given the advances in cryo EM and 3D volume EM. Why does conventional EM remain a valuable tool in studying biological systems? The lecture will give an overview of the electron microscopy and present in more detail the main techniques of conventional EM, such as negative staining of small biological particles, ultrastructural analysis on thin sections and immunogold labelling with examples from diverse biological systems.