The structural molecular biology (SMB) summer school 2012 will be held at SSRL between July 16th-20th and will focus on the following disciplines: Macromolecular Crystallography, Small Angle X-Ray Scattering, X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy, X-ray Fluorescence Imaging and X-ray Emission Spectroscopy. The goal of the summer school is to disseminate information about scientific opportunities in synchrotron techniques applicable to biologically relevant systems and to train the participants at both the beginners and expert level to successfully plan, execute and report their research at SSRL.
The five-day summer school will include invited lectures by experts in the field, hands-on data acquisition and practical training session for data analysis. The lectures will be at the graduate student/beginners level, but will also be appropriate for experienced researchers with expertise in one technique and with an interest in other techniques to further the scope of their research. The program will include two days of lectures about the theoretical and experimental aspects, two days of hands on data collection and one day of data analysis.
Co-chairs for the 2012 SMB Summer School are SSRL Staff Scientists Ritimukta Sarangi and Clyde Smith. The hands-on data collection and analysis sessions include SSRL Staff Scientists Clyde Smith, Thomas Weiss, Sam Webb and Tsu-Chien Weng and Ritimukta Sarangi.
The school will be held at SSRL with additional facilities used at the SLAC National Acceleratory Laboratory site. Funding for the SMB school program is provided by NIH-NCRR and DOE-BER.
Space is limited and interested participants are requested to submit an application early. The deadline to submit an application is June 1st, 2012.
Students and researchers wishing to participate in the SMB Summer School 2012 must first apply to attend. Once accepted, the student will be informed to follow the requirements for the registration process.We look forward to your participation and a successful summer school.