Life Science Research: Ask the Experts Registration

Cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM) researchers discuss the practical and theoretical aspects of their work.


Our “Ask the Experts” series focuses on various cryo-electron microscopy topics. Every month we will invite a cryo-EM expert to join us for an interactive discussion on electron microscopy applications and techniques. Register for our upcoming events below.

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Integrating cryo-EM into your existing drug development process

April 1, 2021 | 8:30 a.m. PDT | 11:30 a.m. EDT | 5:30 p.m. CEST

Join our upcoming Ask the Experts Q&A session on integrating cryo-EM into your existing drug development process. Get answers to common questions like how and when to integrate, find out which samples are suitable for cryo-EM and when to choose that technology over traditional methods like crystallography and nuclear magnetic resonance, and learn more about your options for outsourcing cryo-EM.

This session includes a short presentation from NanoImaging Services followed by our Q&A. Ask questions, get answers, and engage with experts who can help you understand how to harness the unique advantages of cryo-EM in your own drug development projects.

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About the speakers:

Speaker: Bridget Carragher, Chief Technology Officer/Co-Founder, NanoImaging Services

Bridget Carragher, Chief Technology Officer/Co-Founder, NanoImaging Services

Bridget Carragher is the Chief Technology Officer & Co-Founder of NanoImaging Services, as well as Co-Director of multiple cryo-EM Centers, including SEMC & NC-CAT. She has developed numerous approaches for streamlining and automating all aspects of the cryo-EM workflow. She is pushing the boundaries in cryo-ET and machine learning for academia and industry.

Speaker: Giovanna Scapin, Chief Scientist, NanoImaging Services

Giovanna Scapin, Chief Scientist, NanoImaging Services

Giovanna Scapin is Chief Scientist at NanoImaging Services. She has more than 20 years of experience in Structural Biology for Drug Discovery at Merck as well as expertise in Single Particle Analysis, Crystallography, MedChem and Biologics. She currently leads target and client enablement initiatives at NIS since March 2020.

Speaker: Melanie Adams-Cioaba, Director of Business Development, NanoImaging Services

Melanie Adams-Cioaba, Director of Business Development, NanoImaging Services

Melanie Adams-Cioaba is the Director of Business Development at NanoImaging Services. She has more than 20 years in structural biology and more than 10 years of developing tools, reagents and technology for protein structure enablement (Microlytic, TTP Labtech, NIS) as well as collaborations, partnerships, and strategic alliances for drug discovery & development.

Speaker: J. Brad Pesavento, Senior Sales Developer Cryo-EM, Thermo Fisher Scientific

J. Brad Pesavento, Senior Sales Developer Cryo-EM, Thermo Fisher Scientific

Brad Pesavento is the Senior Sales Developer and Product Specialist for West Coast Cryo-EM at Thermo Fisher Scientific. He received his Ph.D. from Baylor College of Medicine, was a postdoc and Staff Scientist at Lawrence Livermore and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratories, and received an MBA from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley. Brad has over 20 years of experience in Cryo-EM with areas of interest including biochemistry, virology, and computational biology. He loves teaching Cryo-EM to new adopters and supporting scientists to get the most out of their research.

3D volume imaging with plasma-FIB for life sciences

April 15, 2021 | 5:00 a.m. PDT | 8:00 a.m. EDT | 2:00 p.m. CEST

Expand your vision with the Thermo Scientific Helios 5 Hydra DualBeam, a multi-ion plasma-FIB instrument for undertaking biological FIB-SEM tomography. It offers fast, efficient milling and enhanced beam compatibility with most resin types and sample preparation methods used in life science research. The Helios 5 Hydra DualBeam opens new avenues for 3D analysis by accessing large, horizontal surfaces (up to 1 mm in diameter), extending the potential of FIB-SEM tomography for ultrastructural studies in life sciences. Register today to get your questions answered by 3D volume-imaging experts.

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About the speakers:

Speaker: Alex de Marco, Associate Professor, Monash University

Alex de Marco, Associate Professor, Monash University

The goal of Alex’s research is to allow structural biology on proteins directly in their native environment: the cell. In order to succeed, Alex combines a variety of imaging techniques: from super-resolution light microscopy to cryo-electron tomography; together with cutting-edge microfluidics. Part of his toolkit includes the Helios Hydra plasma-FIB for 3D volume analysis.

Speaker: Cveta Tomova, Product Marketing Manager, Thermo Fisher Scientific

Cveta Tomova, Product Marketing Manager, Thermo Fisher Scientific

Cveta obtained her PhD at the University of Utrecht (The Netherlands) and was a post-doc at Dutch Cancer Institutite. She has previous research experience in medical and veterinary parasitology at the Institute of Veterinary Medicine, Bulgaria and TU-Dresden. She has extensive knowledge in electron microscopy sample preparation, 3D electron tomography and cryo-electron microscopy of vitreous sections.