Winter school on Soft X-rays in Macromolecular Crystallography


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You are kindly invited to a MAX-INF2 Funded Winter school on Soft X-rays in Macromolecular Crystallography

March 22-25th, 2006 Seefeld, Austria, in Hotel Veronika


Travel details on how to reach Seefeld are in attachment.

The lectures will be scheduled in the morning and in the late afternoon/evening so as to allow for down-hill, cross-country skiing during the central part of the day.

This is a workshop for about 20 students on the use Soft X-rays in crystallography of biological macromolecules.

Lectures will cover aspects of data collection strategies, analysis of data, derivatisation, phasing soft X-rays and hardware requirements.

Speakers and topics to be covered include:

Manfred Weiss:  On the use of longer X-rays in macromolecular crystallography

Gwyndaf Evans: The long wavelength X-ray beamline for macromolecular 
crystallography at the Diamond Light Source

Gordon Leonard: TBA

Uwe Mueller: Long wavelength X-ray diffraction experiments at BESSYs 

Marjolein Thunnissen: The Mad-station at Cassiopeia, Max-Lab, Lund

Edoardo Busetto: Diffraction developments at ELETTRA

George Sheldrick: Experimental phasing with SHELXD/D/E

Paul Tucker: The influence of data-collection wavelenght on radiatic damage

Chen Yang: In-house S and SE phasing with Crk radiation

Ulrike Wagner: Xenon in Protein Crystallographyn

Michele Cianci: Experiences with softer X-Rays on BL10@SRS UK

Andy Thompson: Facilities for Macromolecular Crystallography at SOLEIL, a 
medium energy synchrotron source

Bi Cheng Wang: TBA

Isao Tanaka: TBA

Bram Schierbeck: First Result of the Axiom, a New High-speed, Photon-counting 
X-ray Area Detector

Jules Hendrix: The Selenium-Based Direct-Conversion Detector for Protein 

Takashi Tomizaki: TBA

MAX-INF2 members and speakers from MAX-INF2 member institutions will have to 
pay their expenses from their MAX-INF2 grant. Thanks to generous support from 
MAX-INF2 we are able to provide some accommodation (2 in a room).

Applications should be made by Email to the secretary of the course Ursula 


                                 ****Before 15th February 2006****

There is no formal application form but applicants should attach one PDF file 
containing no more than one page containing name, address, telephone and fax 
numbers, email address, nationality, M or F, brief details of your academic 
qualifications and of your research project and stating how you will benefit 
from the course.

Applicants who would wish to present a scientific contribution (oral or poster) 
should also provide the title and abstract.

Scientific Organizer: Kristina Djinovic Carugo

Max F. Perutz Laboratories
University Departments at the Vienna Biocenter
Department for Biomolecular Structural Chemistry
Faculty of Chemistry, University of Vienna
Campus Vienna Biocenter 5
A-1030 Vienna

Phone: +43-1-4277-52203
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