The Brazilian Nanotechnology National Laboratory (LNNano) announces the call for research proposals for the cryo-EM facility for Ultrastructure and Structural Biology projects. Samples typically analyzed for these proposals: protein complexes; protein and nucleic acids complexes; virus and cells.
All research proposals should go through in the SAU Online: https://sauonline.cnpem.br/duo/
If it is your first time using this system, you’ll need to register a new profile. Please follow the instructions on SAU Online platform.
Important: The inclusion of students (masters, doctorate, etc.) in the proposals is encouraged. However, students cannot submit a proposal without a senior investigator as the principal investigator. If the proposal is submitted by a doctoral student, it must contain a senior researcher, preferably the student’s advisor as principal investigator.
The submission of proposals for the use of CRYO-EM (Cryogenic Transmission Electron Microscopes for Structural Biology), where they will be evaluated by the External Committee.
SAU Online is also the interface for giving feedback on infrastructure and services, as well as to update publications related to research developed with the use of the LNNano electron microscopy facilities. Updating the published results is mandatory since it is an important criterion of the proposals evaluation. It is worth highlighting the importance of updating the research curriculum at Lattes platform 24 hours prior to the submission of the proposals.
This call is open for ultrastructure and structuctural biology proposals for Cryo-EM. A call for Cryo-EM of soft materials and hybrid systems (e.g.: liposomes, cubosomes, colloidal lipid emulsions, solid lipid nanoparticles, cellulose nanocrystals, cellulose fibers, nanopaticles in cells) will be opened latter this year, to be be executed in 2023. It will be a Soft Materials Electron Microscopy call, togheter with a call for TEM and SEM of nanomaterials. The execution of the current call on Cryo-EM for soft materials will be extended until December 2022.
Please, note the following dates:
- Submission period: July 2nd to 24th, 2022.
- Notification of the outcome: August 26th, 2022.
- Execution of proposals: September 2022 to June 2023.