Structural Molecular Biology Summer School
Stanford Synchrotron Research Laboratory
Welcome to the SSRL Structural Molecular Biology Summer School 2007

Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory

September 9-14, 2007

Stanford Linear Accelerator Center
Menlo Park, California

The Structural Molecular Biology (SMB) Summer School series provides lecture programs on scientific applications of synchrotron radiation to the field of structural biology. The goal of the school is to disseminate information about scientific opportunities in synchrotron radiation applications and train students on experimental techniques.

The 2007 SMB Summer School will highlight the use and the application of X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy, Macromolecular Crystallography, and Small Angle X-ray Scattering. Presentations from experts in the fields will be aimed at the graduate student level, but will also be appropriate for researchers with more extensive experience in one of these techniques with an interest in using other complementary methods to further the scope of their research.

The six day Summer School will consist of three days of lectures focusing on the theory and applications of the methods, followed by three days of interactive practical sessions on each of the techniques.

Co-chairs for the 2007 SMB Summer School are SSRL staff scientists Serena DeBeer George, Clyde Smith, and Thomas Weiss. The school, which is an integral part of SSRL's SMB program, will be held at SSRL with additional facilities used at the SLAC site. Funding for the SMB Summer School program is provided by NIH NCRR and DOE BER.

Space is limited, and interested participants are encouraged to submit an application early. The deadline to submit applications is August 15, 2007.

The SSRL SMB program is funded by the National Institutes of Health, National Center for Research Resources, Biomedical Technology Program, and the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, and the Department of Energy, Office of Biological and Environmental Research.