Javier Vargas

πŸ“§ javier.vargasbalbuena@mcgill.ca

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🏒 Strathcona Anatomy and Dentistry Building, Room 1/54

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πŸ”— https://1aviervargas.wordpress.com/

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πŸ”¬ Research interest: image processing methods in microscopy, cryo-electron microscopy, machine learning

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πŸ“š Publications

My research plan proposes the exploration of present frontiers in cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM) to solve key current limitations at the computational and image processing levels. Currently, this imaging technique is living a revolution in its capacity to provide close-to-atomic resolution structures of macromolecules. Cryo-EM uses the electron microscope to study nanoscopic biological samples vitrified at cryogenic temperatures in an amorphous ice layer. However, image processing for the analysis of single particles in cryo-EM is still technically challenging. My research focused on developing innovative computational methods to convert cryo-EM into a trustful and high-performance technique.