April 14, 2020

A new data-processing approach offers a simpler, faster path to data generated by cryo-electron microscopy instruments, removing a barrier to wider adoption of this powerful technique.

cryo-EM 3D reconstruction of the protein P-Rex1 bound to G-beta-gamma
October 16, 2019

Researchers have shed light on the molecular details of a protein-protein interaction that drives cell movement and cancer metastasis

Michigan Life Sciences Fellow Mo Siddiq, Ph.D.
May 23, 2019

Meet the newest MLSF fellows, who are investigating important  questions related to multiple sclerosis, triple-negative breast cancer, and how complex living architectures form.

Cryo-EM logo
January 16, 2019

The University of Michigan Life Sciences Institute will lead a five-day cryo-electron microscopy workshop in June to introduce participants to common image processing software packages.

 

October 29, 2018

Three ground-breaking LSI projects are among the University of Michigan projects to be funded in the first round of investments from President Mark Schlissel’s Biosciences Initiative.

Cryo-EM workshop audience
June 28, 2018

Thirty-five academic and industry scientists from across the country got hands-on experience with the latest cryo-electron microscopy image processing tools at a recent workshop led by the LSI.

Melanie Ohi and Amanda Erwin at the microscope
April 6, 2018

The LSI will lead a four-day cryo-electron microscopy workshop in June to introduce participants to common image processing software packages.

LSI building
December 31, 2017

A round-up of media stories about LSI research and researchers from 2017.

December 7, 2017

U-M has one of the top cryo-EM labs in the country — learn more about how this technology is revolutionizing biology and how U-M is using it to study things like neurodegenerative diseases and bacterial infections.  

cryo-EM evolution (Credit: Veronica Falconieri, Sriram Subramaniam, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health CC BY-NC 2.0)
October 5, 2017

LSI faculty members Michael Cianfrocco and Melanie Ohi explain the technology that won the 2017 Nobel Prize for Chemistry.

Michael Cianfrocco
May 17, 2017

The LSI is pleased to welcome structural biologist Michael Cianfrocco, Ph.D., to its faculty as an assistant research professor.