I was very lucky to be awarded flexible funding to be trained in cutting-edge cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM) techniques at Astbury Biostructure Laboratory at the University of Leeds. This extensive training covers how to operate the various electron microscopes in the facility, as well as how to prepare cryo-EM grids and how to process EM data to solve the structure of biological molecules.
Receiving this training will enable me to take advantage of the state-of-the-art equipment at the University of Leeds. By using cryo-EM I will gain quantitative and interdisciplinary skills, which will allow to me answer outstanding questions in my current PhD project, and will also be a valuable asset for my future employability and career progression.
I would like to thank all the staff at the Astbury Biostructure Laboratory, whose knowledge and expertise has been invaluable. And I would also like to thank the Medical Research Council and the DiMeN DTP for this amazing opportunity.