Thermo Fisher Scientific - Electron Microscopy Webinars

Are you about to start designing your first cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM) experiment, or are you a seasoned cryo-EM pro looking for the latest news and advancements in life science research using cryo-EM? Whatever stage you’re at in your cryo-EM journey, our on-demand webinar collection has something for you to accelerate your research.


Learning Objectives:

  • Explore electron and cryo-electron microscopy techniques
  • Discuss cryo-EM applications and research areas
  • Identify recent advancements in life science research

  • Assistant Professor, Dept of Molecular & Cell Biology Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute, University of California, Berkeley
  • Consultant, Medcom Consulting
  • Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the Pennsylvania State University
  • Senior Applications Development Scientist
  • Product Marketing Manager, Thermo Fisher Scientific
  • Product Marketing Manager Life Sciences Business Unit, Materials and Structural Analysis, Analytical Instruments Group, Thermo Fisher Scientific

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  • Stephen Brohawn, PhD
    Assistant Professor, Dept of Molecular & Cell Biology Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute, University of California, Berkeley

      Dr. Stephen Brohawn is an Assistant Professor of Neurobiology at the University of California, Berkeley in the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology and the Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute. Research in the Brohawn laboratory is focused on understanding the basis of sensory transduction and electrical signaling in the nervous system. To this end, the lab uses cryo-electron microscopy as a major tool to investigate the structure and function of membrane protein ion channels and transporters. Dr. Brohawn is a New York Stem Cell Foundation - Robertson Neuroscience Investigator and his work has been recognized with a Sloan Research Fellowship, a McKnight Neuroscience Scholar Award, and a Klingenstein-Simons Research Fellowship. Prior to starting his laboratory in 2016, Dr. Brohawn was a Helen Hay Whitney Postdoctoral Fellow in Dr. Roderick MacKinnon's lab at the Rockefeller University from 2010 to 2015 where he studied ion channels that sense mechanical force. Steve received his PhD in Biology in 2010 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for his work with Dr. Thomas Schwartz on the structure and function of the nuclear pore complex. He received his B.S. from the University of Delaware in 2004 where he worked with Dr. Colin Thorpe on the enzymology of oxidative protein folding.

    • Christopher C. Dant, PhD
      Consultant, Medcom Consulting

        Dr. Christopher Dant has over 40 years' experience first as medical researcher and as a medical writer and writing consultant in biopharmaceutical, government, and academic settings. He received his MA and PhD in genetics and molecular biology from Indiana University and University of Michigan and was a postdoctoral scholar at University of Vermont. He was formerly a senior writer in academic and pharmaceutical settings, a peer-reviewed medical journal editor, and is currently a consultant in producing grants at Stanford's Medical School.  In 2005-2010, he established the Clinical Publications Division at Genentech in California. He had served on the faculty at Dartmouth Medical School and Norris Cotton Cancer Center and consults with Stanford Medical School and University of California at San Francisco. Dr. Dant worked through the NIH-NINDS as a peer review grant consultant. He lectures widely in academic and biopharma settings on NIH career and research grants, manuscript writing, and basic scientific writing for scientists. His email is

      • Deb Kelly
        Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the Pennsylvania State University

          Deb Kelly completed her PhD in Molecular Biophysics at Florida State University and her post-doctoral training in Structural Biology at Harvard Medical School. During these pursuits, she developed technical breakthroughs in the field of cryo-Electron Microscopy (EM) that are now also being used by the liquid-phase EM community. As interest in high-resolution imaging has skyrocketed in recent years, the Kelly team has been on the leading-edge of adapting these tools for biomedical applications involving human viruses and cancer. Dr. Kelly is currently a professor of Biomedical Engineering at the Pennsylvania State University, where she holds the Lloyd and Dottie Foehr Huck Chair in Molecular Biophysics and directs the Center for Structural Oncology (CSO). The CSO aims to combats molecular culprits of human disease by revealing their hidden vulnerabilities.

        • Abhay Kotecha, PhD
          Senior Applications Development Scientist

            Abhay received his PhD in Structural Biology at the University of Oxford, UK. He spent further time at Oxford as a post-doc continuing to a position as Senior Research Scientist. Abhay has been with Thermo Fisher Scientific for over two years and in expert in single particle analysis, MicroED and cryo-electron tomography.

          • Alex Rigort
            Product Marketing Manager, Thermo Fisher Scientific

              Alex Rigort works as a product marketing manager for Thermo Fisher Scientific. He developed and used cryo-focused ion beam instrumentation for applications in electron tomography at the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry in Munich and has more than 15 years experience in cryo-electron microscopy.

            • Marc M.H. Storms
              Product Marketing Manager Life Sciences Business Unit, Materials and Structural Analysis, Analytical Instruments Group, Thermo Fisher Scientific
                Marc Storms has studied biology / plant pathology at Wageningen University and UC Davis. He obtained his PhD in Virology studying the intercellular trafficking of Bunyaviruses. After his PhD he joined Philips / FEI Electron Optics / Thermo Fisher Scientific, first as applications specialist TEM and later as Product Manager where he has been involved in the (hardware and software) development and release of various Transmission Electron Microscopes (e.g. Morgagni and Tecnai Spirit) as well as instruments for sample preparation (Vitrobot Mk I-IV generations). Currently, Marc is responsible for the product marketing of Structural Biology related products and workflow solutions for single particle analysis (SPA). As such, he has been involved in new key initiatives for structural biology Cryo-EM solutions such as the Titan Krios, the Talos Arctica, Talos L120C, applications software developments for SPA (i.e. EPU SW) as well as methods to enhance contrast and detector performance such as the Volta phase plate and several generations of the Falcon direct electron detectors.
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