[phenixbb] Workshop - The Future of Microfocus Protein Crystallography - 24-25 September, 2013, Lund, Sweden

Marjolein Thunnissen marjolein.thunnissen at biochemistry.lu.se
Wed May 22 03:27:22 PDT 2013

Dear all,
I would like to announce a workshop on "The Future of Microfocus Protein Crystallography" which will take place at the MAX IV User meeting on the 24th and the 25th of September, 2013, in Lund, Sweden.

Recent developments within protein crystallography methods in combination with the possibilities offered by the new upcoming synchrotron sources such as the MAX IV 3 GeV storage ring make possible exciting new ways of carrying out research within structural biology. Small microfocus beamlines with a very high flux and increased coherence will make new types of experimentation possible.

The scientific possibilities will be highlighted through a series of talks by experts showing the impact of the new type of X-ray sources and microfocus beamlines on research within structural biology.

The new generation of microfocus beamlines will also set a high demand on instrumentation and suitable software. For example, data collection will potentially be very fast (in milliseconds) and radiation damage will allow only a limited amount of data to be collected from each sample. New technical solutions for sample handling and presentation, data processing methods and more will be needed for these types of experiments, and these will also be presented and discussed at the workshop.

Confirmed speakers include David Stuart, Daniel Wacker, Simone Weynand, Jens Preben Morth, Tove Sjögren, Richard Neutze, Janet Smith, Alke Meentz, Alexei Soares, Thomas White and Clemens Schulze-Briese

The workshop is part of a process to obtain an updated proposal for the possible Phase 2b beam line MicroMAX at the upcoming new 3 GeV storage ring of MAX IV in Lund. This workshop should give the user community an opportunity to explore the scientific possibilities of a new generation of microfocus beam lines, but also it will give them the chance to contribute with specific input on their own experimental demands on the beam line.

The workshop is part of the MAX IV laboratory user meeting. Registration will be through the user meeting website which will open for registration soon.
Further information on this workshop can be found at https://www.maxlab.lu.se/node/1609 and for the MAX IV user meeting at https://www.maxlab.lu.se/um13 .

For the organisers, Richard Neutze, Gunter Schneider and Gregers Rom Andersen

Marjolein Thunnissen

 Marjolein Thunnissen                             Phone +46-(0)76-632 0417
 Associate Professor                              Fax   +46-(0)46-22 24692
 Dept of Biochemistry and Structural Biology, Lund University    http://www.mps.lu.se<http://www.mps.lu.se/>
 PO-Box 124 S-221 00 Lund, Sweden

    Scientific coordinator MX (The MAX IV Laboratory): I911 and BioMAX

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