Structural Molecular Biology

Illuminating Biological Structures at the Atomic and Molecular Levels



12th International Conference on Biology and Synchrotron Radiation (BSR)

The International Biology and Synchrotron Radiation (BSR) meetings are held every three years with the aim of presenting and discussing state of the art applications in relevant research fields. BSR is a unique forum to discuss the novel possibilities of synchrotrons and X-ray lasers and to promote their applications to challenging biological problems.

EXAFS 2016 - SSRL Summer School on Synchrotron X-Ray Absorption Spectroscopy

SSRL will conduct the 2016 SSRL Summer School on Synchrotron X-Ray Absorption Spectroscopy between July 18 and July 22. The five-day session will provide training in XAS and Imaging theory, experimental design, data acquisition strategies and FEFF based EXAFS data analysis useful to both new and experienced users.

XRS 2016 - 8th SSRL School on Synchrotron X-Ray Scattering Techniques

This school will provide a practical users' guide to planning and conducting scattering measurements at SSRL beam lines, and will cover important techniques including small angle scattering, thin-film scattering, powder diffraction, structure refinement and surface x-ray scattering.

RapiData 2016 at SLAC - Data Collection and Structure Solving: A Practical Course in Macromolecular X-Ray Diffraction Measurement

RapiData 2016 at SLAC is a practical course in macromolecular X-ray diffraction data collection, data processing and structure solution. The aim of the course is to educate and train young scientists in data collection and processing methods at synchrotron beamlines, using state-of-the-art software and instrumentation





Structural Molecular Biology Summer School 2012

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.

2012 SSRL Workshop on XAS and RIXS Data Analysis Using CTM4XAS and CTM4RIXS

A two-day workshop on the fundamental aspects of x-ray spectroscopy, including lectures and tutorials on the use of CTM4XAS and CTM4RIXS will be held on June 28-29th, 2012. The first day will focus on lectures and demonstrations by Prof. de Groot. The second day will be dedicated to advanced data analysis session on participant-driven topics. Participants should indicate in the registration form if they are interested in availing of this option and if they would like to bring specific data sets for discussion on the 29th.

Biological SAXS Symposium - A Tribute to Dr. Hiro Tsuruta

A symposium on biological small angle x-ray scattering is being held at SLAC on February 9, 2012 as a tribute to Dr. Hiro Tsuruta, who for almost 20 years led the development and operation of the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource structural biology SAXS (bioSAXS) beam line 4-2 facility. BL4-2 is one of the most highly performing and productive experimental facilities in the world today, and has become a beam line of choice for weakly scattering and challenging biological systems.




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