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2024 EMSL Summer School: 1000 Fungal Proteins
July 22 - 26, 2024

2024 EMSL Summer School

1000 Fungal Proteins: Gene to Structure Determination

July 22-26, 2024 

Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory 

Apply to attend

The 2024 EMSL Summer School is an intensive, five-day learning experience focused on fungal research relevant to the Department of Energy missions areas. This year's event will be held in-person only at the Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory (EMSL) and is limited to 25 undergraduate and graduate students, or postdoctoral researchers.

EMSL is accepting applications from researchers in the fields of biology, biochemistry, biophysics, chemistry, or other fields related to understanding how fungal proteins work. EMSL will provide transportation and hotel accommodations those who are selected.

The deadline to submit an application is April 17 at 11:59 p.m. PDT.

The week's activities align with EMSL's 1000 Fungal Proteins project, which aims to associate structure with function in poorly characterized or previously uncharacterized proteins that are highly conserved across the fungal kingdom. 

During EMSL Summer School, participants will learn about and engage with seven capabilities including:

  • cell-free expression and purification
  • cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM) screening and data collection
  • AlphaFold2 modeling and cryo-EM image processing
  • optical/Raman imaging
  • whole cell ultrastructural analysis
  • Nanodroplet Processing in One Pot for Trace Samples
  • native mass spectrometry 

Each selected attendee will have the option of proposing one target protein (500 to 1500 amino acids in length) that will be sent through the cell-free expression and cryo-EM workflows for more personalized training.