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The 'Cryo-Talk' podcast from Thermo Fisher Scientific and Bitesize Bio brings you the world’s most prominent Cryo-electron microscopists. In each episode of this engaging series, host Eva Amsen explores the fascinating world of cryo-electron microscopy through the eyes of the experts and delves beyond the electron beam into what drives them in their careers, their inspirations, and passions.

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#12 — Rhys Grinter is Lab Head in the Department of Microbiology at Monash University. In this episode of Cryo-Talk, Rhys joins Eva Amsen to talk about how he uses cryoEM to look at bacterial proteins, including an enzyme that converts air to electricity. They also talk about travel, career breaks, and cooking.Watch or listen to all episodes of the Cryo-Talk podcast here: https://cryo-talk.bitesizebio.com
#11 — Peter Shen is an Assistant Professor of Biochemistry at the University of Utah. In this episode of Cryo-Talk, Peter joins Eva Amsen to talk about the CryoEM 101 course he co-developed and how this led to merit badges for the National Centers for CryoEM. They also talk about boardgames, basketball, and making music. Watch or listen to all episodes of the Cryo-Talk podcast here: https://cryo-talk.bitesizebio.com
#10 — Gökhan Tolun is an Associate Professor in the School of Chemistry and Molecular Bioscience at the University of Wollongong in Australia, and Research Group Leader at the Molecular Horizons Research Institute. In this episode of Cryo-Talk, Gökhan joins Eva Amsen to talk about his research, funding challenges in different countries, and how Molecular Horizons' new facility was built with microscopy in mind. They also talk about photography, archery, and the two-body problem in science. Watch or listen to all episodes of the Cryo-Talk podcast here: cryo-talk.bitesizebio.com
#9 — Bret Freudenthal is Associate Professor in the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Kansas Medical Center. In this episode of Cryo-Talk, Bret joins Eva Amsen to talk about the importance of making CryoEM technologies accessible via shared facilities and the new facility opening in Kansas. They also talk about skiing, barbecuing, and ‘90s rap music. Watch or listen to all episodes of the Cryo-Talk podcast here: cryo-talk.bitesizebio.com
#8 — Ariane Briegel is Professor of Ultrastructural Biology at Leiden University and co-director of the Netherlands Centre for Electron Nanoscopy. In this episode of Cryo-Talk, Ariane joins Eva Amsen to share how she uses cryo-electron tomography to study how microbes interact with their environment. They also talk about Ariane’s initial interest in marine biology and horseback riding. Watch or listen to all episodes of the Cryo-Talk podcast here: cryo-talk.bitesizebio.com
#7 — Rob Kirchdoerfer is Assistant Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and the Institute for Molecular Virology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In this episode of CryoTalk, Rob joins Eva Amsen to talk about using cryoEM to study virus interactions and how he ended up working on cutting-edge research. He also talks about possible future cryoEM applications, why he has been interested in science since he was a kid, and winter in Wisconsin. Tune in to hear more!Watch or listen to all episodes of the Cryo-Talk podcast here: cryo-talk.bitesizebio.com
#6 — Mimi Ho is Assistant Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at Columbia University. In this episode of Cryo-Talk, Mimi joins Eva Amsen to talk about her career journey from industry to academia, her support network, and how Mighty the dog has been helping in the lab. She also shares what it has been like to co-host The Plunge podcast. Tune in now to hear more!
#5 — Mike Cianfrocco is Research Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan Life Sciences Institute and Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological Chemistry at the University of Michigan Medical School. In this episode of Cryo-Talk, Mike joins Eva Amsen to talk about the tools he is developing for cryoEM users, such as COSMIC2. He also chats about his love of gardening and fermented foods. Tune in now to hear more!
#4 — Liz Kellogg is Assistant Professor in the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics at Cornell University. In this episode of Cryo-Talk, Liz joins Eva Amsen to share how she uses cryoEM to learn more about CRISPR-associated transposons. We also hear about the challenges of keeping a new lab going during the early days of COVID and find out what her favorite music is. Tune in to hear more!
#3 — Yiorgo Skiniotis of Stanford University has been using cryoEM to study transmembrane receptors. In this episode of Cryo-Talk, Yiorgo joins Eva Amsen to chat about the potential of cryoEM to gather more information about signaling pathways. We also hear more about his love of cinema and classic literature, why he’d be a fisherman if he had to pick another job, and why it’s so important to have various research interests. Tune in to hear more!
#2 — Eva Nogales of UC Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory uses cryoEM to study cellular processes related to cytoskeletal self-assembly and gene expression. In this episode of Cryo-Talk, Eva joins our host Eva Amsen to discuss the use of CryoEM to study complex cell biology systems and more. She chats about her current work while on sabbatical at CNIO in Spain, what music she likes, and her love of books. We also hear why she thinks it’s so important to work with people that you get along with. Tune in to hear more!
#1 — Joachim Frank of Columbia University has spent his career working on EM and cryoEM. In this episode of Cryo-Talk, Joachim joins Eva Amsen to discuss his research and his 2017 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. We’ll hear how he has used peripheral vision to find unexpected opportunities, why he loves fiction writing, and how he balances New York City life with his time in the Berkshires. We also learn about his Master’s project studying the back-scattering of electrons on liquid gold, his first post-doc at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and the conversation turns to butterflies on multiple occasions. Tune in to hear more!
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