Structures of biological complexes are crucial for triggering the discovery of new drugs and vaccines. Cryogenic electron microscopy (cryo-EM) is an emerging technique, that allows obtaining structures at near-atomic resolution. In this thesis a number of novel tools were developed for optimal and reliable analysis of large cryo-EM image datasets. The effectiveness of these methods was demonstrated by solving the structure of the giant worm hemoglobin complex at near-atomic resolution. The results will undoubtedly facilitate cryo-EM data processing and contribute to the development of new drugs and vaccines.
|Qualification||Doctor of Philosophy|
|Award date||21 Apr 2016|
|Publication status||Published - 2016|
- biological complexes
- new drugs and vaccines