Welcome to UW Biological Structure

The olden threads in the center of this picture are the axons originating from nerve cells in the cerebellar cortex on the left and carrying eye movement-related signals to where they synapse onto neurons in the eye movement part of the cerebellar nuclei on the right.

 

"Membrane proteins are reconstituted into lipid vesicles and flash frozen in liquid ethane.
The protein structures are determined by cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM)"

 
E. coli bacteria adhere to cells of the uro-genital tract through structures called fimbriae, 
the tips of which are formed by this molecular structure with a carbohydrate binding site in the purple FimH subunit. 
 
The department of Biological Structure is a modern anatomy department which studies structural organization ranging from molecules to the human body.