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Ceremony to mark JEOL NMR spectrometer installations at IOCB in Prague

 A special inauguration ceremony and professional seminar was held at the IOCB in Prague following the successful installation of a JEOL 600 MHz NMR spectrometer for solid state NMR equipped with the Ultra-Fast MAS probe and a JEOL 500 MHz NMR spectrometer with the new JEOL ROYALPROBE-HFX for liquid analysis.

JEOL Europe, has installed two of its high field NMR spectrometers in a new laboratory at the Institute of Organic Chemistry & Biochemistry (I.O.C.B.), part of the Czech Academy of Science.

Click here to read the full press release.

 

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JEOL Postdoc Poster Competition

 

Last week the annual ‘JEOL Postdoc Poster Competition’ took place at The University of York - Department of Chemistry

The standard of the entries was again very high, making the judges job very difficult.

The winners are…

  • Aggie Lawer - "Selective fluorination: a tool to control peptides' conformation and biological activity"
  • Peter Rayner - "Tunable Catalysts for Hyperpolarisation"

And the runners-up…

  • Fergal Byrne - "2,2,5,5-Tetramethyloxolane (TMO): An Unusual Ether Which Can Replace Hazardous Hydrocarbon Solvents"

  • Sandra Greive - "Probing the function of a thermostable viral portal protein using single molecule electrical sensing"

  • Petr Slavík - "DBS-CONHNH2 Hydrogels with Embedded Catalytically-Active Metal Nanoparticles"
  • Carmen Piras - "Spatial control of multicomponent self-assembled gels

Thank you to everyone who entered and CONGRATULATIONS to the winners!

 

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The Rosalind Franklin Institute purchase JEOL JIB-4700F FIB-SEM Multi Beam System

Following the announcement in February 2018 of an initial £1.55m investment to fund the development of a unique time-resolved high-resolution transmission electron microscope, the purchase of the JEOL FIB with assistance from the MRC, Diamond Light Source and the RCaH, is the first stage in what will be a long term project.

The newly developed JIB-4700F utilises a Focussed Ion Beam column with a high-current density Ga ion source providing up to 90nA of probe-current. The high current provides for the fast ion milling and processing of specimens. The SEM optics feature an "in-lens Schottky-emission electron gun" that produces an electron beam with a maximum probe-current of 300nA, which allows for simultaneous high-resolution observations and fast analyses. This field emission SEM additionally features a hybrid conical objective lens, GENTLEBEAM™ (GB) mode and an in-lens detector system to deliver a guaranteed resolution of 1.6nm at a low accelerating voltage of 1 kV.

In parallel with high-speed cross-section processing by FIB, high-resolution SEM observations and fast analyses can be conducted utilizing energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDS) and electron backscatter diffraction (EBSD). Additionally, a three-dimensional analysis function that automatically captures SEM images at regular intervals during cross-section processing is provided as one of the JIB-4700F's standard features.

https://www.mpls.ox.ac.uk/news/announcement-rosalind-franklin-institute-invest-ps1-55m-for-unique-electron-microscope

 

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The Scottish Cryo-EM consortium has chosen the JEOL JEM-Z300FSC CRYO ARM™ 300

JEOL UK are proud to announce that the Scottish Cryo-EM consortium has chosen the JEOL JEM-Z300FSC CRYO ARM™ 300 as their preferred automated Cryo Transmission Electron Microscope (Cryo-TEM) for the Scottish Centre for Macromolecular Imaging (SCMI). 

The SCMI consortium led by the MRC Centre for Virus Research (CVR) at The University of Glasgow, selected JEOL after a thorough evaluation of the competing technologies for cryo-TEM.  The JEOL CRYO ARM™ 300 will be supported by a second TEM, the JEOL 200kV JEM-F200 “F2” Cryo-TEM.

Project lead and programme leader in the CVR, Dr David Bhella said:

“The mission of the CVR is to carry out fundamental research on viruses and viral diseases, translating the knowledge gained for the improvement of health and benefit of society.

Cryogenic transmission electron microscopy is revolutionising the field of structural biology. The SCMI represents a tremendous opportunity not only for the CVR, but also for Life Scientists throughout Scotland.  The new facility will place Glasgow at the centre of vital structural biology research by offering world-class capability. The new technology will help us investigate key processes in cancer biology and infection”. 

Cryo-EM has gained an enormous momentum in recent years resulting in the award for the Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

Ultra-high resolution structural analysis of viruses and proteins derived from cryo-EM techniques such as Single Particle Analysis (SPA) require high stability hardware and software.

The JEOL CRYO ARM™ 300 is the latest offering in cryo-TEM, able to achieve unprecedented resolution and stability by including: Cold Field Emission Gun; in-column Omega energy filter; Hole-Free Phase Plate; side-entry liquid nitrogen cooling stage and an automated 12 specimen storage and exchange system. 

The JEM-F200 "F2” is a high throughput TEM and the only 200kV system in its class to offer a Cold Field Emission Gun. The 'F2' employs the latest JEOL innovations in an easy-to-use, extremely stable, high resolution imaging 200kV TEM with STEM. This makes it the ideal partner for any high level cryo-TEM.

JEOL look forward to helping and supporting Dr David Bhella and colleagues in the SCMI consortium in their research activities using the new instruments.

Also see: press release

World-leading ePSIC centre launched

Pioneering centre for nanoscale materials research launched on Harwell Campus

Industry, press and leading scientists have gathered for the opening of a pioneering new centre for the study of nanoscale materials located at Diamond Light Source. The launch of this unique centre is set to boost the UK’s world-leading science and technology infrastructure.

Oxfordshire’s cutting-edge electron Physical Sciences Imaging Centre (ePSIC) is the result of collaboration between a research facility, academia and industry. Diamond Light Source, the UK’s synchrotron, partnered with the University of Oxford and the global speciality chemicals company, Johnson Matthey to bring a unique set of tools to the centre. Funding for the construction of the new Diamond building housing ePSIC included contributions from the Wellcome Trust, the Biotechnology

Biological Sciences Research Council and a £2M contribution from the Science and Technology Facilities Council.

The internationally leading centre for UK science contains two state-of-the-art electron microscopes for the physical sciences, designed to provide scientists with atomic level images in a range of technologically important materials.