bioimaging symposium

The Hormel Institute is thrilled to host this inaugural event, designed to unite scientific professionals from across the Midwest. Our mission is to build relationships, foster collaboration, and showcase the latest advancements in bioimaging and correlative techniques.

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Join Us

We look forward to two days (Oct. 14-15) of insightful presentations, extensive networking opportunities, and significant advancements in biomedical research. Join us for what promises to be the first of many successful gatherings of some of the greatest innovators in science. Registration for the event closes on Friday, Oct., 4, and abstract submissions are due by Friday, Sept. 13.

Featured Speakers

This year, we are honored to welcome two internationally-renowned experts in the fields of cryoEM and cryoET:

Dr. Peijun Zhang (left)

Professor and Founding Director of eBIC (the UK National Electron Bio-imaging Centre) from the University of Oxford.

Dr. Hong Zhou (right)

Professor and Founding Director of EICN (Electron Imaging Center for NanoMachines) from the University of California, Los Angeles.

About The Hormel Institute

The Hormel Institute is an independent biomedical research facility within the University of Minnesota's Research and Innovation Office (RIO) located in rural Austin, Minnesota. 

We proudly house the only Titan Krios machine in Minnesota, establishing ourselves as the region's leader in cryoEM and cryoET technologies. 

With our commitment to advancing these technologies, we aim to expand our services and establish the Minnesota Bioimaging Center (MBiC).

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Planning Committee

Dr. Susan Hafenstein, Chair

CryoEM Scientific Director

Chelsey Lustig, Chair

Operations Manager

Dr. Ted

Asst. Director of Education

Dr. Vijay

Associate Professor

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