Speakers

Prof Jan Ellenberg

Head of CBB/ Head of EIC
linkedin.com/in/jan-ellenberg-31ab96239/
@ellenberglab

 

 

A/Prof Ellen Zhong

Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Princeton University
linkedin.com/in/zhonge/
@zhongingalong

I am an Assistant Professor of Computer Science and the Principal Investigator of the E.Z. Lab for Molecular Machine Learning at Princeton University. We are interested in problems at the intersection of AI and structural biology. In particular, our group focuses on developing methods for image analysis and 3D reconstruction that enable new discoveries in protein structure, dynamics, and interactions. For more information about our research, please visit our lab website.

Prof Rado Danev

Parallel cryo-electron tomography and future developments
Professor, University of Tokyo
@radodanev

Rado Danev graduated solid-state physics at the Sofia University in Bulgaria. During his Ph.D., and in the following years, he worked on the development of phase plates for electron microscopy in the laboratory of Prof. Nagayama in Okazaki, Japan. He published the first phase plate applications in cryo-EM single particle analysis and cryo-tomography. In 2011 he became a group leader at the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry in Martinsried, Germany. In the same year he was awarded the Burton Medal of the Microscopy Society of America. Rado was the project leader of an academia-industry collaboration that led to the invention of the Volta phase plate (VPP). In 2017 he was awarded the Ernst Ruska prize of the German Society for Electron Microscopy.

A/PROF GEORG RAMM

HEAD MONASH RAMACIOTTI CENTRE FOR CRYO-EM
LINKEDIN.COM/IN/GEORG-RAMM
@GEORGRAMM

A/Prof Georg Ramm is a Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Imaging Scientist and a group leader in the Department of Biochemistry at Monash University. Georg trained as a microscopist, cell biologist, and biochemist during a PhD at Utrecht University in the Netherlands, and during undergraduate and diploma degrees in Germany. He established the Monash Ramaciotti Centre for Cryo-EM, which enables both cell and structural biology EM with imaging expertise in immuno EM, correlative light and electron microscopy, volume imaging, single particle cryo-EM and cryo-tomography. The Ramaciotti Centre is now a major EM Centre in Australia with over 280 users from Australia and overseas including the US, UK, Germany, Israel, New Zealand, and Singapore. He has published in leading journals including in Science, Cell Metabolism, Nature Communications, Autophagy, and the Journal of Cell Biology.

Abhay Kotecha

Manager, Applications Development Scientists, Thermo Fisher Scientific
linkedin.com/in/abhay-kotecha-981360149/
@AbhayKot

I manage a team of applications development scientists for my Life Sciences at Thermo Fisher Scientific with expertise in Cryo-Electron Microscopy. I am also a Structure Biologist with an interest in virus structures, virus-receptor and antibody interactions and cell entry. My main interests include structure based vaccine design, epitope mapping, antivirals, virus-receptor interaction and cell entry using high resolution CryoEM, FIB milling and Electron Diffraction, X-ray crystallography, among others.
Specialties: Structural biology, Cryo-electron microscopy, X-ray crystallography, microED, molecular biology, biochemistry, protein structure and function, molecular graphics

DR NICK ARIOTTI

GROUP LEADER, THREE-DIMENSIONAL STRUCTURE OF CELLS, UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
@ARIOTTINICK

 

 

 

Dr Debnath Ghosal

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Head of Laboratory, University of Melbourne
linkedin.com/in/debnathghosal
@DebnathGhosal

Dr Debnath Ghosal is a Senior Lecturer and laboratory head in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Melbourne at the Bio21 Molecular Science and Biotechnology Institute. His research interest lies in the intricacies of host pathogen interaction particularly, how bacterial and viral pathogens utilize complex molecular machines to cause infection.

Higor Vinicius Dias

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Michal Grzadkowski

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Senior Research Software Engineer, Princeton University
linkedin.com/in/michal-grzadkowski

Michal Grzadkowski is a Senior Research Software Engineer who is also a member of the Research Computing group at Princeton. He received a BMath from the University of Waterloo in Combinatorics & Optimization as well as a MS from MIT in Computer Science, and has a dozen years of experience as a researcher at the intersection of software development and novel machine learning methods. His past work includes analyzing the performance of biomarkers used in cancer therapeutics, studying the role combinations of mutated states play in tumorigenesis, and implementing Monte Carlo pipelines deriving risk indices for renewable sources of energy.

Trainers

Dr Sylvain Trepout

Research Fellow, RAMACIOTTI CENTRE FOR CRYO-ELECTRON MICROSCOPY, Monash University,
linkedin.com/in/sylvain-trepout-ba903476/
@trepouts

Sylvain is our Cryo-Tomography expert and will manage our Titan Krios G4.

 

 

 

Hari Venugopal

senior Microscopist, RAMACIOTTI CENTRE FOR CRYO-ELECTRON MICROSCOPY, Monash University
linkedin.com/in/hariprasad-venugopal
@HariVenugopal2

Hari is our structural Cryo-EM expert and Titan Manager.

 

 

 

DR Andrew Leis

Cryo-EM Facility Manager, Walter & Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research (WeHI)
linkedin.com/in/andrew-leis-24b50332

I am an expert in 3D cryo- electron microscopy, and apply this technology to the understanding of biology in health and disease. My role is to facilitate the training of WEHI researchers to maximise the impact of research outcomes while working on projects that could benefit all structural biology research projects at WEHI. I completed my PhD in microbiology and surface chemistry at The University of New South Wales, followed by a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Duisburg-Essen and group leader position at the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry. I am a member of the Society for Cryobiology and the Australian Society for Microscopy and Microanalysis.