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[ccp4bb] Serial Crystallography Workshop at 2016 ACA

Dear all,

We invite you to our upcoming serial crystallography data analysis workshop at ACA 2016 in Denver, CO, focused on "Serial Crystallography Data Analysis with Cheetah and CrystFEL: Concepts and Tutorials".  The workshop details can be found on the BioXFEL website and on the ACA workshop web page. The workshop will be held the day prior to the ACA conference, on Friday, July 22nd, 2016.

Workshop format:

The workshop will start with an introductory seminar, followed by most of the day dedicated to detailed hands-on tutorials with data sets collected at LCLS using the software suites Cheetah and CrystFEL, two of the most commonly used packages for SFX analysis.  We will begin at 9 am and conclude at 5 pm. 

Target audience: 

This workshop is intended for graduate students, postdocs and young scientists interested in the details of serial femtosecond crystallography data analysis. It is not intended as an introduction to crystallography. Participants will be assumed to have at least a  basic knowledge of conventional crystallographic data analysis, as we will focus on the specific features of SFX analysis. Participants are strongly encouraged to obtain familiarity with Unix commands prior to attending. 

We will assume participants have some basic knowledge of conventional crystallographic data analysis such as what indexing, integration, and merging are and will instead focus on the specific features of serial crystallography analysis. Participants will also be expected to have familiarity with Unix commands. Practice data (from http://cxidb.org ) will be available, and participants are welcome to bring their own SFX data. Computing resources and temporary data storage space will be provided by LCLS, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. Students will be sent detailed information prior to the workshop to ensure they have an active Unix account at SLAC, and bring laptops with appropriate software preinstalled.
The 2016 ACA meeting is an excellent opportunity and appropriate venue to bring together experts in serial crystallography data analysis with students and motivated young scientists interested in learning how to become successful in SFX data analysis.   

Registration is through the ACA website:  http://www.amercrystalassn.org/2016-registration

All participants must pre-register for the workshop and submit the following fee with their meeting registration form:

WK.03  Serial Crystallography Data Analysis with Cheetah and CrystFEL: Concepts and Tutorials

Students and postdocs - $100

Academics others - $150

Corporate - $250

Workshop fees cover the workshop, wifi, coffee/tea breaks, and lunch. 

Workshop fees can be waived for a limited number of students (sponsored by the National Science Foundation BioXFEL Science and Technology Center). You will need to apply for the stipend through the BioXFEL STC, by contacting Jill Szczesek at  jszczesek@hwi.buffalo.edu

We look forward to seeing you there!

Thomas D. Grant, Ph.D.
Staff Scientist
BioXFEL Science and Technology Center
Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute
700 Ellicott St.
Buffalo, NY 14203