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Events

05/11/2015 - 16:00

Dr. Alan Roseman speaking at the UoM inverse problem seminar (4pm Thursday in Frank Adams 2), Alan Turing Building, University of Manchester. Dr. Roseman is from the Faculty of Life Sciences and will be speaking about mathematical problems arising in electron cryo-microscopy. His talk is intended to present unsolved open problems, rather than completed research. 

Title: New Inverse Problems in electron microscopy and image analysis—opportunities for new solutions.

Abstract: New high resolution 3D structures of biological macromolecules can now be determined directly using 3D electron cryo-microscopy. These new molecular structures will underpin advances in medicine and nano-technology. See this recent review for more
details:[Nature 525, 172–174 (10 September 2015) doi:10.1038/525172a] There are further opportunities for improvement, including the development of new mathematical techniques.The method for 3D reconstruction of 3D maps from the electron microscopy images is analogous to computed X-ray tomography in medical imaging. The images record a projected density of the structure, and a series of these can be used to compute a 3D density map (the inverse problem). In single particle cryoEM, molecules are frozen in solution (and are therefore randomly oriented), so part of the challenge is to identify the different orientations of the particles in the images. This is different from medical tomography where the object or source is rotated about the other, giving a known geometrical relationship of the images.

Electron tomography mode is more similar to medical imaging techniques, but gives lower resolution. The specimen can be tilted,
but only to a limited degree, giving incomplete data. There is scope for more advanced mathematical methods to solve these problems in a better way. I will outline the problems in more detail, and show some specific examples related to relevant biological structures we are working on.

04/11/2015 - 09:00

The third Xradia European Network Workshop is being held in Manchester on 4th-5th November (Barnes Wallis Building). Deadline for registration is 15th October. The conference is to keep yourself updated on the latest technologies/techniques under development by Xradia/Zeiss. Manchester is signed up to the Xradia European Network as an Institution so the conference will be free of charge. Please register using the link below. http://www.zeiss.com/microscopy/en_de/dynamic-content/training-and-educa...

04/11/2015 - 09:00

CCPi representation at the Industrial Tomography Workshop (into2015) is a scientific conference organized at University of Antwerp, Belgium, on 4-6 November 2015. The event is part of the activities of the MPNS COST Action MP1207: Enhanced X-ray Tomographic Reconstruction: Experiment, Modeling, and Algorithms: http://astra.ua.ac.be/into2015

03/11/2015 - 10:00

FEI are visiting RAL us on 3rd of November and giving a short tutorial on Avizo (coordinator srikanth.nagella@stfc.ac.uk)
It will be in R27 Atlas Visualisation Facility (AVF).

03/11/2015 - 09:00

Avizo course, Tuesday 3rd November. 20 places (email Noriko.Griffiths@manchester.ac.uk) with your name and name of organisation. 3rd November, Tuesday 9.30-16.30 Morning session will be held at 3.306 at PSI (Alan Turing Building) Afternoon session will be taken place at Visualisation Area at HMXIF. There is now a course fee : £500 plus VAT for external users who are not students / members of staff at the University of Manchester.

02/11/2015 - 10:00

The 3rd UK and Ireland OpenFOAM Ext user day(s) will be held at Daresbury Laboratory in Warrington from the 2nd until the 4th of November. Registrations are open at the following web address: https://eventbooking.stfc.ac.uk/news-events/openfoam-user-meeting

Training course on first two days with user conference on the third day.

 

31/10/2015 - 09:00

31 October 2015 MOSI interactive day during the Manchester Science Festival with the CCPi kiosk and Lego synchrotron

30/10/2015 - 14:00

30 October 2015 2pm at RAL (VC to DL) Antoniu Pop, University of Manchester, Programming and Optimizing Task Data-Flow Applications with OpenStream and Aftermath Dynamic task-dependent parallelism is an increasingly popular programming model on shared-memory systems. Compared to data parallel loop-based concurrency, it promises enhanced scalability, load balancing and locality. These promises, however, are undermined by non-uniform memory access (NUMA). We show that it is possible to preserve the uniform hardware abstraction of contemporary task-parallel programming models, for both computing and memory resources, while achieving near-optimal data locality.

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