Elizabeth A. Smith, an NCXT postdoc, received a UCSF "Program for Breakthrough Biomedical Research Independent Postdoctoral Fellow Research Award". PBBR seeks to stimulate and support highly innovative basic science research at UCSF with a focus on basic science projects of potentially high impact that are creative, risky, and transformative. These fellowships are designed to encourage creative and independent research driven by postdoctoral scholars.
Images from a paper describing work carried out at the NCXT was featured on the cover of Oct '13 Journal of Structural Biology.
A short introductory tutorial on how to use Arec 3D - a software package that automatically aligns projection images and calculates iterative tomographic reconstructions. Full details of the package can be found in this recent publication.
After a very productive 2 year tenure as a Postdoc, Bertrand returned to his native France to take up a new position at the SOLEIL synchrotron light source. We wish him all the best in his new venture.
RACIRI is A German-Swedish-Russian Initiative to promote young scientists embedded in the RAC and IRI collaboration frameworks. Carolyn's lecture was met with much enthusiasm, and sparked lively discussion involving students and other presenters.
The NCXT waved goodbye to Elliot earlier this week. Like all good things, his summer internship came to an end. Elliot was a great addition to the group. During his time with us he produced some really nice results, which he presented at a poster session.
Dr. Markkos Myllys, an NXCT Collaborator from the University of Jyväskylä, Finland, spent the summer in Berkeley. During this time he collected and processed tomographic data, and work on the development of new software tools.
Carolyn was one of the instructors at this summer's CSHL course on 'Single Cell Analysis' from 5th to 18th June.
The NCXT recently co-organized a symposium to discuss the problems of dealing with 'big data' in x-ray tomography. This lively symposium brought users of the NCXT and ALS tomography facilities together with experts in a fields such as data storage and the transfer of large streams of data across computer networks such as ESNet. The outcome of the symposium was a series of action steps to help shape how massive quantities of data can be utilized and shared most securely and efficiently.