Acquisition of a Nanoscopic Imaging and Analysis Platform for Understanding the Mission Versatility of Membrane Proteins
Technical Report,01 Jul 2018,30 Jul 2019
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS Urbana United States
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This DURIP grant has provided support on the purchase and establishment of a nanoscopic imaging and analysis platform that is required for the execution of the PIs funded AFOSR YIP project. We have developed and implemented a new nanoscopic biophysics imaging tool where the near-atomic resolution imaging capabilities of electron microscopywhich is conventionally limited to static, dried or flash-frozen specimensare harnessed to study dynamic biological samples preserved in their native liquid environment. The membrane protein system we study plays a central role in myriad life processes, including virtually all those relevant to the Air Forces mission to augment human performance and protection.
- Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy