SMB XAS Summer School 2010
Crystalline form of Sulfur, an essential element in several biochemical processes. S K-edge XAS spectra showing the redox photochemistry of methionine. The data provide new insights into photochemical processes that lead to cataract formation (Kennepohl et. al.). Elemental distribution and x-ray density of araneus spider claw from species diademapus. (Courtesy of Scott et. al.). Welcome - SMB XAS Summer School
Structural Molecular Biology Low-Z XAS
Summer School 2010
July 20-23, 2010
Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
Menlo Park, California

The goal of the SSRL SMB XAS Summer School is to disseminate information about the scientific opportunities in low-energy XAS applications and train participants on the theoretical aspects and practical data analysis of different experimental techniques.

The Summer School will focus on low-energy (2.4-4 keV) XAS, in particular S K-edge spectroscopy and imaging. The four-day Summer School will feature one day of lectures by experts that will emphasize experimental capabilities, special experimental requirements at the S K-edge, quantitative and semi-quantitative data analysis techniques including some theoretical aspects, and applications to biology, chemistry, materials and environmental sciences. The Summer School will furthermore include three days of data collection and analysis. The of hands-on data collection sessions on BLs 4-3 and 2-3 will illustrate experimental needs and challenges at sulfur and provide experience with actual data collection. The data analysis session will train the participants in data workup, analysis and interpretation.

Co-chairs for the SMB Low-Energy XAS Summer School 2010 are SSRL Staff Scientists Ritimukta Sarangi and Samuel Webb. The Summer School will be held at SSRL with additional facilities used at the SLAC National Acceleratory Laboratory site. Funding for the SMB Summer School program is provided by NIH-NCRR and DOE-BER.

Students and researchers wishing to participate in the SMB Low-Energy XAS Summer School 2010 must first apply to attend. Once accepted, the participant will be informed to follow the requirements for the registration process.

Space is limited and interested participants are requested to submit an application early. The deadline to submit an application is June 8th, 2010.

Deadline Extended

The application deadline has been extended to June 8, 2010.

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