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An abstract by NCXT staff and collaborators in the Panning Group (UCSF) was selected out of 4,500 other submissions as a Highlight of the 2014 Biophysical Society Meeting. Elizabeth Smith of the NCXT gave a talk entitled "The Topological Organization of the Inactive X Chromosome in its Native State". The talk was also accompanied by the Society Press release below (you can download a pdf version here).

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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.

Cover article

03 Oct 2013
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Images from a paper describing work carried out at the NCXT was featured on the cover of Oct '13 Journal of Structural Biology.

Most cited article

03 Oct 2013
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A 2008 paper by Parkinson et al is now one of the most cited research articles in the Journal of Structural Biology.

Arec 3D tutorial

18 Sep 2013
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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.

Bertrand Cinquin

18 Sep 2013
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Carolyn was one of the instructors at this summer's CSHL course on 'Single Cell Analysis' from 5th to 18th June.