S2C2 Training Overview
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The S2C2 offers a variety of training to individuals in the local, regional, national, and international research community who would like to become more familiar with the entire workflows of cryoEM methods. This includes cryo-specimen preparation and screening, data collection and processing, and structure reconstruction, modeling, and validation. Our cryoEM specialists train, assist, and advise users, both on-site and remotely, and are available for consultation before and after microscope sessions. We cross-train scientists who want to employ cryoEM within their own research portfolios. Training is targeted at a wide variety of skill levels - ranging from workshops and short-term training sessions that are on-site or remote to a longer-term, comprehensive, on-site, in-residence training program.
Trainees from different experience levels and professional backgrounds, such as principal investigators, faculty, staff, postdocs, or graduate and undergraduate students, are eligible to apply. Typically, the training will take one-plus months (contiguous or non-contiguous) to complete with additional guidance provided by S2C2 staff for an extended period up to one year. Remote training is available for cryo-specimen screening, data collection and processing, and structure reconstruction, modeling, and validation, although in-person training is preferred especially for cryo-specimen preparation. Priority is given to trainees who will share the expertise they gain at the S2C2 with their home institution.
S2C2 Project-tailored Training Program
This training program is offered to individuals who have a specific biological research project intended for cryoEM methods. This program is best suited for scientists deep in their own research who are having difficulty with cryoEM of their biospecimen(s). It covers any or all aspects of cryoEM workflows as needed for the trainee's particular project with a focus on preparing and evaluating cryo-specimens for high-resolution cryoEM data collection.
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S2C2 Comprehensive Training Program
This training program is offered to individuals who would like to become familiar with all aspects of cryoEM workflows, but not directed toward any specific project. This program is best suited for scientists, early on in their own research and training, where biospecimens of interest have yet to be procured, but the scientist is ready for in-person hands-on training of cryoEM workflows. A standard biological sample is used for comprehensive training, such as apoferritin.
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S2C2 Workshops & Lectures
The S2C2 regularly hosts workshops and lectures on all topics related to cryoEM methods, both in-person and virtually, with expert speakers from around the globe. Check out our up-and-coming workshops as well as our workshop archive of agendas, slide decks, and lecture recordings.