The biennial SSRL Structural Molecular Biology (SMB) Summer School provides a lecture series and practical application workshops on biological scientific applications of synchrotron radiation. The goal of the school is to disseminate information about the scientific opportunities in synchrotron radiation applications and train participants on the theoretical aspects, data acquisition and practical data analysis of different experimental techniques.
The 2009 SMB Summer School will focus on the use and application of X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy, Macromolecular Crystallography and Small Angle X-ray Scattering. Invited lectures from experts in these fields will be at the graduate student/post-doctoral level, but will also be appropriate for experienced researchers with expertise in one technique and an interest in learning other techniques to further the scope of their research. The four-day summer school will feature two days of lectures covering theoretical and experimental aspects, and two days of hands on training in data analysis. The afternoon of the last day will be reserved for question-and-answer sessions hosted by the co-chairs, which will be aimed at addressing specific queries from the participants.
Co-chairs for the 2009 SMB Summer School are SSRL Staff Scientists Ritimukta Sarangi, Clyde Smith and Thomas Weiss. Funding for the SMB Summer School program is provided by NIH-NCRR and DOE-BER.
Students and researchers wishing to participate in the SMB Summer School 2009 must first apply to attend. Once accepted, the participant will be informed to follow the requirements for the registration process.