Tutorial Videos

Links to cryoSPARC tutorial videos.

CryoSPARC: Basic and Advanced Processing

June 10-12, 2020

CryoSPARC was presented at this multi-day virtual workshop hosted by the Stanford-SLAC Cryo-EM Center (S2C2). Please see links to the recordings below, courtesy of S2C2.

Introduction and basic processing (Day 1)

What's covered:

  • Documentation, user support, user interface overview

  • T20S tutorial (import of raw movies through to final refinement)

  • Audience Q&A throughout

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S2C2 CryoEM Image Processing Workshop 2020 (Day 1)

Advanced processing (multiple datasets) (Day 2)

What's covered:

  • Processing of the HA Trimer (EMPIAR-10097) dataset

  • Nav1.7 Channel (EMPIAR-10261) case study

  • Processing of AAA+ unfoldase data

  • Processing of apoferritin dataset

  • Processing of the Cannabinoid Receptor 1-G Protein Complex (EMPIAR-10288) dataset

  • Non-uniform refinement

  • Processing of ATPase dataset

  • Conformational heterogeneity and 3D Variability Analysis

  • Audience Q&A throughout

Part 1

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S2C2 CryoEM Image Processing Workshop 2020 (Day 2 Part 1)

Part 2

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S2C2 CryoEM Image Processing Workshop 2020 (Day 2 Part 2)

Webinar: Resolving flexibility and heterogeneity with 3D Variability Analysis

June 30, 2020

Learn how the new 3D Variability Analysis (3DVA) algorithm in cryoSPARC can reveal new functional and biological insight into the conformational and flexible motion dynamics of a protein molecule from single particle cryo-EM data.

We will cover the new concepts introduced by the algorithm, interpretation of results, several case studies and examples, practical considerations to keep in mind when working on your own data, and live audience Q&A. 3DVA has already been used in many notable structural studies to shed light on protein dynamics, including GPCR structures and the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein. To read ahead, see the 3DVA preprint.

3D Variability Analysis Webinar hosted on June 30, 2020

Webinar: CryoEM for Drug Discovery

May 1, 2019

Summary: Educational webinar on how cryo-EM offers value for drug discovery and structure-based drug design, on targets like GPCRs and membrane proteins

Topics covered: why is cryo-EM useful for drug discovery; computational aspects involved in cryo-EM structure determination; future advancements

Webinar: Real-time cryo-EM analysis for all: cryoSPARC Live

Learn how cryoSPARC Live, a seamless real-time 2D and 3D processing system for single particle cryo-EM, accelerates time-to-structure and drives rapid insights into sample characteristics and data quality, enabling decision making while the sample is still in the microscope.

CryoSPARC Live is not just for facilities; it is also the fastest, simplest way for beginners and experts alike to process cryo-EM data that has already been collected. We will cover use cases, performance considerations, real-time experimentation and practical workflows, and will be joined by two expert guest speakers, Giovanna Scapin (NIS) and Craig Yoshioka (PNCC), who will discuss how they use cryoSPARC Live in practice in both industry and academic settings.

cryoSPARC Live: 10-Minute Overview

For more information about starting your own Session in cryoSPARC Live, see: