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IfLS Imaging Seminar: Cryo Soft X-ray Microscopy; a new technique for structural biology? Event

Image credit: Diamond Light Source
16:00 - 17:00
14 April 2016
University of Southampton, Highfield Campus, Life Sciences Building (85), Lecture Room 2207.

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Event details

Presented by Liz Duke, Principal Beam-line Scientist at Diamond Light Source, the UK's national synchrotron facility at Harwell.


Abstract: Cryo soft X-ray microscopy is a relatively new technique which is gradually being established as a valid method for the three dimensional study of biological samples and cells in particular. In my talk I will introduce the technique, outline areas where it might be applied and highlight some recent results.



Speaker information

Liz Duke,Diamond Light Source, Harwell,Following a degree in Physics and a DPhil in Molecular Biophysics Liz spent ~10 years at the Synchrotron Radiation Source at Daresbury Laboratory in Cheshire building, supporting and developing beamlines for macromolecular crystallography. In 2003 she moved to Diamond Light Source, to take on the role of Principal Beamline Scientist responsible for the construction of the three Phase 1 beamlines for macromolecular crystallography. Following their completion she was tasked with the construction of a beamline for cryo soft X-ray tomography for biology.

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