Daniele de Sanctis de.sanctisd at gmail.com
Tue Jun 24 10:15:47 PDT 2008

On behalf of the organizers, Maria Armenia Carrondo and Thomas R. Schneider


Fundamentals of Modern Methods in Biocrystallography - 'What you
always wanted to know about crystallography but never dared to ask'


4th - 11th October 2008 at the Instituto de Tecnologia Química e
Biológica, Oeiras, Portugal.

The topics of the second edition of this course will run from
fundamentals such as symmetry, point groups and crystal systems,
basic diffraction physics, reciprocal space and the Ewalds sphere,
radiation damage, data processing, structure factors, Patterson
function to modern methodologies including molecular replacement,
SAD, MAD, MIR and maximum likelihood phasing, density modification,
refinement, model building, twinning and structure validation.

The course will be organized with lectures in the mornings and
interactive practicals and tutorials in the afternoons. Evening
lectures on current topics will be presented by the invited speakers.

Instructors and speakers (confirmed): M. Archer, I. Bento, N. Berrow,
G. Bunkoczi, M. Coll, K. Cowtan,
Z. Dauter, D. de Sanctis, P. Donner, C. Frazão, E. Garman, C. Hermes,
E. Hough, G. Leonhard, A. Leslie, P. Matias, A. Perrakis, T.
Schneider, C. Vonrhein.

36 participants will be selected with preference to scientists at the
beginning of their crystallographic career and to those from Europe.

A registration fee of 500 Euro for academic and of 1000 Euro for not
academic applicants is requested for full board and accommodation.
Selected applicants will have to pay the
registration fee by bank transfer before arrival.

A very limited number of grants may be available to partially cover
the registration fees and will be paid upon students arrival.

For application, please please fill the form on the web page
http://www.embl-hamburg.de/workshops/2008/BIOCRYST08/ by the 15th of

For more information visit the course web page http://biocrys.itqb.unl.pt

Daniele de Sanctis, PhD

 Homo sum humani nil alienum a me puto
phone ++ 351 21 4469 662 fax ++ 351 21 4433 664

e-mail de.sanctisd at gmail.com, sanctis at itqb.unl.pt

Mailing address:
ITQB, Av. República, Apartado 127
2781-901 Oeiras

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