[phenixbb] 2022 Cold Spring Harbor Macromolecular Crystallography Course

Paul Adams pdadams at lbl.gov
Tue May 3 18:48:39 PDT 2022

Dear Colleagues, 

The July 15th deadline for applications to the CSHL Macromolecular Crystallography Course to be held later this year, October 10 through October 25 2022, is rapidly approaching. This is a unique opportunity to become expert in the use of crystallography to solve challenging macromolecular structures. 

The official course announcement can be found here:


please pass this on to anyone who you think might be interested and would benefit, especially students and postdocs.

This comprehensive course is an outstanding place to learn both the theoretical and practical aspects of macromolecular crystallography, and consists of extensive lectures and practical sessions from experts in the field. The instructor team is: Janet Newman, Tom Peat, Jim Pflugrath, Tassos Perrakis, and myself. We are assisted by world recognized experts in crystallization, data collection, data processing, structure solution, refinement, and validation (see the course link above for more details). The goal of the course is for researchers who have had some exposure to structural biology to become experts in crystallography. This is an experience in macromolecular crystallography learning that cannot be found anywhere else, and the student/teacher ratio is often 1:1.

We expect participants to crystallize one or more proteins and determine their structures in a two week period. Students may also work on their own projects, but not exclusively. They will become very well-versed in the theory of diffraction and crystal structure determination, while also having lots of fun. Both synchrotron data collection and in-house diffraction data collection will be used to solve structures. The course will also include the use of computationally predicted structures to aid in solving the crystallographic phase problem. 

The course is limited to 16 participants due to the very hands-on nature of the experiments and the intimate seminar and laboratory settings. Please check the above web link for more details. In particular, please note the information about the various fellowships, scholarships, and stipends that are available. The course is supported with funds provided by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, for which we are extremely grateful. Also there are stipends available from the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute to help offset the cost of tuition. Scholarship support is also provided by Regeneron Pharmaceuticals.

If anyone has any questions, please send me an e-mail, we will be happy to answer all queries.

Paul Adams (he/him/his)
Associate Laboratory Director for Biosciences, LBL (https://biosciences.lbl.gov/leadership/) 
Principal Investigator, Computational Crystallography Initiative, LBL (https://cci.lbl.gov) 
Vice President for Technology, the Joint BioEnergy Institute (http://www.jbei.org) 
Principal Investigator, ALS-ENABLE, Advanced Light Source (https://als-enable.lbl.gov) 
Division Deputy for Biosciences, Advanced Light Source (https://als.lbl.gov) 
Laboratory Research Manager, ENIGMA Science Focus Area (http://enigma.lbl.gov) 
Adjunct Professor, Department of Bioengineering, UC Berkeley (http://bioeng.berkeley.edu) 
Member of the Graduate Group in Comparative Biochemistry, UC Berkeley (http://compbiochem.berkeley.edu) 

Building 33, Room 250
Building 978, Room 4126
Building 977, Room 268
Tel: 1-510-486-4225
ORCID: 0000-0001-9333-8219

Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory
1 Cyclotron Road
BLDG 33R0345 
Berkeley, CA 94720, USA.

Executive Assistant: Michael Espinosa [ MEEspinosa at lbl.gov ] [ 1-510-333-6788 ]
Phenix Consortium: Ashley Dawn [ AshleyDawn at lbl.gov ][ 1-510-486-5455 ]


More information about the phenixbb mailing list