Physical Sciences Tutorials

X40 - Advanced Cryo-FIB Specimen Preparation and Handling of Environmentally Sensitive Materials for APT and TEM Analysis

Daniel Perea, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Dr. Perea is a senior staff scientist at the Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. He received his Ph.D. in materials science & engineering from Northwestern University in 2009. Dr. Perea has over 14 years of experience using atom probe tomography, with much of his expertise in semiconductor and structural materials. His current interests at PNNL include developing unique cryogenic-based hardware and protocols to pioneer the use of atom probe tomography to probe the composition and structure of hydrated materials.

X41 Entrepreneurship in the Microscopy Community

Benjamin Bammes, Direct Electron

Benjamin has a broad scientific background, including physics, computer science, biology, and chemistry, working with small businesses related to science since 2003 in addition to academic research. He has a Ph.D. in Molecular Biophysics from Baylor College of Medicine, where he worked under National Academy of Sciences member Dr. Wah Chiu to optimize cryo-EM data collection and image processing. In 2011, Benjamin joined Direct Electron and now leads our collaborative approach to delivering high-tech solutions to the scientific community.

Several entrepreneurs from the microscopy community participate in an open Q&A forum on topics related to starting and running a microscopy-related business. Topics may include:


Biological Sciences Tutorials

X43 - Liquid Cell TEM Imaging Techniques and Optimization for Biological Samples

Madeline Dukes, Protochips, Inc.

X44 - Optimization of Cryo-EM Data Collection using Advanced Direct Detectors

Michael Spilman, Direct Electron

X45 - CryoEM Sample Preparation: Problems and Potential Solutions

Alex Noble, New York Structural Biology Center