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We investigate the mechanism of translation on the ribosome by using cryo-electron microscopy and single-particle reconstruction.

Recent Publications

Article: Generalized single-particle cryo-EM – a historical perspective
Journal: Microscopy
Authors: Joachim Frank

Article: Dynamical features of the Plasmodium falciparum ribosome
during translation

Journal: Nucleic Acids Research Journal
Authors: Ming Sun, et al.

Article: Structure of mammalian eIF3 in the context of the 43S
preinitiation complex

Journal: Nature
Authors: Amedee Des Georges, et al.

Article: Structural dynamics of ribosome subunit association studied by
mixing-spraying time-resolved cryo-EM

Journal: Structure
Authors: Bo Chen, et al.

Article: Activation of GTP Hydrolysis in mRNA-tRNA Translocation by
Elongation Factor G

Journal: Science Advances
Authors: Wen Li, et al.

Article: Efficient estimation of three-dimensional covariance and its application
in the analysis of heterogeneous samples in cryo-electron microscopy

Journal: Structure
Authors: Hstau Y. Liao, et al.

Article: CTF Challenge: Result summary
Journal: Journal of Structural Biology
Authors: Roberto Marabini, et al.

Article: Quantitative connection between ensemble thermodynamics and
single-molecule kinetics

Journal: The Journal of Physical Chemistry
Authors: Colin D. Kinz-Thompson, et al.

Article: Structure of a mammalian ryanodine receptor
Journal: Nature
Authors: Ran Zalk, et al.

Article: Trajectories of the ribosome as a Brownian nanomachine
Journal: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the
United States of America
Authors: Ali Dashti, et al.

Recent News

New paper in Microscopy
November 18, 2015

Another article by Frank Lab has been published in Microscopy journal. Generalized single-particle cryo-EM – a historical perspective. By Joachim Frank. ABSTRACT: This is a brief account of the earlier history of single-particle cryo-EM of biological molecules lacking internal symmetry, which goes back to the mid-seventies. The emphasis of this review is on the mathematical concepts and computational approaches. It is written as the field experiences a turning point in the wake of the introduction of digital cameras capable of single electron...
Plasmodium paper featured on Columbia website
Frank Lab's recent paper in Nucleic Acids Research...

Paper accepted by Microscopy journal
Two promising future developments of cryo-EM: capturing...

Li et al. ribosome-EF-G complex featured in editorial
Breaking the Crystal Ceiling: Cryo-electron microscopy...