Sachse group in the press
A New Tool for Cryo-Electron Microscopy
Jülich, 7 September 2022 – Researchers at Forschungszentrum Jülich and Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf led by Prof. Dr. Carsten Sachse are using cryo-electron microscopy, or cryo-EM for short, to make biomolecules visible at the atomic level. In a paper now published in the journal Nature Methods, they present a new method that combines cryo-EM with a method otherwise used in materials research. The results are also presented and classified in a Nature Briefing.
Membrane Proteins of Bacteria and Humans Show Surprising Similarities
Jülich/Mainz, 24 June 2021 – The cells of simple organisms, such as bacteria, as well as human cells are surrounded by a membrane, which fulfills various tasks including protecting the cell from stress.
Cryo-Electron Microscopy Makes Structure of Important Membrane-deforming Proteins Visible
Jülich/Heidelberg, 19 August 2020 – Viruses multiply in the human body by hijacking the functions of cells and using them for their own purposes. Ebola, HIV and other viruses use, among other things, the so-called ESCRT-III complex for this purpose. In healthy cells, this intricate structure…