Cellular structural biology

Cellular structural biology

With new technologies giving increasingly detailed, high-resolution structural information into molecules and cellular systems, which is central to the fundamental understanding of cellular and organelle functions, there has never been a better time to study cellular structural biology.

The Croucher Advanced Study Institute on "Cellular structural biology” aims to provide up-to-date training in this fast-developing field for academics and researchers. This will be achieved through a blend of lectures by global experts, hands-on workshops, and interactive discussions. The course will leverage cutting-edge technologies such as cryo-focused ion beam (Cryo-FIB) milling, cryo-electron tomography (Cryo-ET), and correlative light-electron microscopy (Cryo-CLEM).


The ASI is structured to foster local, national, and international collaboration in high-resolution cellular imaging in situ, promoting excellence in research within Hong Kong.

  • 9 December — 11 December 2024

  • Chinese University of Hong Kong

Key topics

— Cryo-Electron Tomography

— Development of new light microscopy techniques and their application to biomedical research

— Integrated regulatory networks underlying plant development

— Dynamic Cell Biology

— Structural Biology of Human Pathogens

Who the Institute is for

Early career researchers in fields relevant to the topic

If you have any enquiries about the course, please contact Jenny Lai by email at .

Course director

Liwen Jiang
Liwen Jiang

Chinese University of Hong Kong

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