Workshop on Small-Angle X-ray Scattering and Diffraction Studies in Structural Biology

March 18 - 20, 2013

Redwood Rooms C&D

Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource

SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

Menlo Park, CA

The SSRL Structural Molecular Biology Group hosts a 3-day comprehensive workshop on the use of non-crystalline small-angle x-ray scattering and diffraction techniques in structural biology research. The workshop will focus on solution x-ray scattering studies on biological macromolecules and macromolecular complexes. The first half of the workshop will have lectures on basic theoretical and experimental aspects of solution scattering as well as recent applications of solution SAXS in structural biology research. Computational approaches to data analysis and structural modeling will also be covered in the lectures. The second half of the workshop will be devoted to hands-on experimental tutorials on solution x-ray scattering at the SSRL Beam Line 4-2 and extensive software tutorial sessions covering all aspects from basic analysis to advanced modeling methods. Participants are encouraged to bring their own solution samples for the experimental tutorials.

The registration fee for the 3-day workshop is $100. Morning and afternoon refreshments will be provided during the workshop, as well as a welcome dinner.

The SSRL Structural Molecular Biology Program is funded by the National Institutes of Health, National Institute of General Medical Sciences Division of Biomedical Technology, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology and the Department of Energy, Office of Biological and Environmental Research.