On November 3rd there will be a one-day workshop held in the 3rd floor commons of the Millennium Life Science Complex from 8:00am-4:00pm. This workshop will unite researchers from materials and life sciences to discuss common transmission electron microscopy methods and new instrumentation that will advance both disciplines.
Similar challenges have developed in these fields leading to an opportunity communicate and promote synergy. In the past lack of communication between these fields has served as an impediment to progress. For example technology that has been readily used for TEM studies within the materials sciences has only recently been utilized to study virus and protein structure. Similarly spectroscopy, primarily used in the materials sciences, could greatly benefit biological research. New advances in instrumentation including sensitive detectors, automation of complex experiments, computational power to evaluate massive amounts of data, and aberration correctors have much to offer to both fields.
This event is part of the new Common Vision initiative established by PennState Materials Research Institute and Huck Institutes to foster collaboration between life sciences and material sciences. More information can be found here.
Register for this event here by October 13th
Contact for this event: Colette Orlandi (814)-865-2328