120 young researchers from 12 countries visited the Technion for a unique workshop on electron microscopy.
The electron microscopy workshop attracted young people from all the universities in Israel and from 11 European countries.
The 4-day workshop was attended by some 120 young researchers, the largest group ever at this type of workshop. Participants heard lectures by scientists from the Technion and other Israeli universities and toured the Technion’s world-class microscopy centers.
Prof. Dganit Danino earned her B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. in chemical engineering at the Technion and in 2002, following post-doctoral work at NIH in the U.S., she returned to the Technion as a senior member of the Faculty of Biotechnology and Food Engineering. Prof. Danino is an expert in electron microscopy at low temperatures (CryoEM) engaged in both the development and education of CryoEM methodologies. Her research involves the development of drug delivery systems and unraveling of soft matter self-assembly mechanisms.
“The Technion is a leading research institute in the development of applications and electron microscopy methods at room temperature and at low temperatures. Many researchers from around the world come here to work on joint projects and to learn the unique methods developed here. As academic educators, it is important for us to share technologies and innovativeness with the younger generation, too. We made a principle decision not to charge for participation in the workshop, in order to ensure that young people would not be deterred from participating for budgetary reasons, and our decision proved correct – within just two weeks over 100 young researchers had registered, and they participated in all the workshop’s activities. Universities throughout Israel also supported the workshop and life sciences students at Weizmann Institute, for example, received academic credit for participating.”