Visitors at the cryo-transmission electron microscope

Opening Symposium Core Facility for Cryo-Electron Microscopy of Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin at Max Delbrück Center

With great pleasure we announce the official opening of the Core facility for cryo-electron tomography of the Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin at the Max Delbück Center on Campus Berlin Buch.

To celebrate this, and the opening of the Isolde-Dietrich-Haus, our dedicated research building, we cordially invite you to a one-day scientific symposium to Berlin.
Register free of charge and join us for a full day of scientific presentations from a panel of excellent speakers,
all related to cryo-electron tomography.

Invited Speakers:

Helen Saibil, Birkbeck London (keynote)

Kay Grünewald, CSSB Hamburg

Friedrich Förster, Utrecht University

Ariane Briegel, Leiden University

Jürgen Plitzko, MPI Martinsried


Robert-Rössle-Straße 10
13125 Berlin


Campus Plan


Scientific Symposium – Morning Session(Chair: Michael Kudryashev)

09:00 - 13:00



Christian Spahn, Charité- Universitätsmedizin Berlin

Protein folding, unfolding and disaggregation by Hsp60 and Hsp70 chaperones

Helen Saibil, Birkbeck, University of London

Breaking Borders - implications for cryoEM

Tarek Hilal, FU Berlin
10:20 Coffee Break

A viral guide to the cell by integrative structural biology

Kay Grünewald, CSSB Hamburg 

Investigation of a mitochondrial intermembrane space protein complex with relevance for bioenergetics and disease

David Schwefel, TU Berlin

Structure and conformational variability of RyR1 in native membrane

Vasilii Mikirtumov, Max Delbrück Center, Berlin

Understanding the molecular mechanisms of Fusobacterium nucleatum attachment to the human colon via the bifunctional adhesin Fap2

Felix Schöpf, FMP, Berlin
12:10 Lunch
Opening of Facility/Naming of Research Building 94.2(Chair: Christoph Diebolder)🇩🇪 ​​​​​​Please note this part of the event will be held in German.

13:00 - 14:30

Christoph Diebolder, Charité- Universitätsmedizin Berlin

Dr. I. Dietrich - Physikerin, Stifterin und Mensch
Svetlana Marian, Isolde-Dietrich-Stiftung

13:25 Einrichtung einer State of the Art Facility für in situ kryo-Elektronentomographie
Thiemo Sprink, Max Delbrück Center, Berlin
13:40 Eröffnung des Isolde-Dietrich-Hauses
Holger Gerhardt, Max Delbrück Center, Berlin
13:45 Eröffnung der CFcryo-EM
Christian Hagemeyer, Charité- Universitätsmedizin Berlin
13:50 Feierliche Eröffnung
Holger Gerhardt, Max Delbrück Center Berlin &
Christian Hagemeyer, Charité- Universitätsmedizin Berlin
14:00 Facility Tour
Metaxia Stavroulaki, Charité- Universitätsmedizin Berlin


Scientific Symposium – Afternoon Session(Chair: Daniel Roderer)

14:30 - 19:00

14:30 Tale of a Tail - Structural Insights into Protein Biogenesis in the ER
Friedrich Förster, Utrecht University
15:00 Eukaryotic translation visualized in situ
Magdalena Schacherl, Charité- Universitätsmedizin Berlin
15:20 Latest updates for Smart EPU and Tomography software: Increasing automation and ease of use for Cryo-EM data acquisition
Julio Ortiz, Thermo Fisher Scientific
15:40 Coffee Break
16:00 Bacteriophages revisited: Zooming in on structurally elusive aspects of phage-host interactions
Ariane Briegel, Leiden University
16:30 tba
Patrick Scheerer, Charité- Universitätsmedizin Berlin
16:50 En route to the molecular anatomy of whole organisms using Cryo-ET
Jürgen Plitzko, MPI Martinsried
17:20 Closing
Oliver Daumke, Max Delbrück Center, Berlin
17:30 BBQ, Posters & Facility Tours



Christian Spahn, Magdalena Schacherl, Christoph Diebolder (Charité)

Misha Kudryashev, Oliver Daumke, Thiemo Sprink (MDC)

Daniel Roderer (FMP)

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