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3D Electron Microscopy Group

The Wadsworth Center 3D-EM Group consists of Wadsworth researchers who develop and use the latest advances in electron microscopy and image processing to study cellular processes, disease mechanisms and microbial pathogens. The techniques pioneered at Wadsworth are used by scientists around the world, and images generated over the past 4 decades can be found in top journals, textbooks and encyclopedias.


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Dr. Joachim Frank, Nobel Laureate, returns to the Capital Region

Dr. Joachim Frank, Nobel Laureate, Returns to the Capital Region

After receiving the Nobel Prize in Chemistry this fall, Dr. Joachim Frank recently returned, engaging local scientists.

Watch the video of Dr. Frank's presentation.


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Scientific Image

The randomness of breakthroughs

Times Union article about Dr. Joachim Frank, Nobel laureate and former Wadsworth Center research scientist.

Dr. Frank at his Wadsworth Center Laboratory in Albany

Nobel Prize in Chemistry Goes to Former Wadsworth Scientist

Groundbreaking work performed in Albany leads to revolution in science and medicine

Dr. Rajendra Agrawal has long expected his former Wadsworth Center colleague Dr. Joachim Frank to win the Nobel Prize....

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Dr. Frank at his Wadsworth Center Laboratory in Albany

Former Wadsworth Center Researcher Receives Nobel Prize

New York State Department of Health Press Release October 4, 2017

Statement from Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker on Dr. Joachim Frank's Nobel Prize in Chemistry

"Scientific discoveries...

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Cryo-TEM image of T4 bacteriophage, vitreously frozen and imaged with phase plate

What’s Really COOL at Wadsworth

Pushing the Boundaries of Cryo-Electron Microscopy

We’ve all left a water bottle in the freezer overnight only to find it bulging the next morning. That’s what water does when it freezes. It expands, right?

Not always.

Did you know, it is possible to freeze water without...

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