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
2015 SSRL Workshop on XAS and RIXS Data Analysis Using CTM4XAS and CTM4RIXS
A three-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 March 24-26, 2015. The workshop will focus on lectures and demonstrations by Prof. de Groot, Dr. Delgado and Dr. Kroll. The workshop will also include advanced data analysis session on participant-driven topics.
2014 SMB Imaging Summer School
The 1st SSRL SXRMI (Synchrotron X-ray MicroXAS Imaging) School will provide a practical users' guide to planning and conducting microXAS imaging experiments at SSRL beam lines. Students will participate in hands-on sessions at the beam lines, including on the following facilities: hard x-ray microXAS imaging (BL2-3), hard x-ray mesoprobe XAS imaging (BL10-2), and the newest microXAS imaging "tender" energy beam line (BL14-3).
2014 International Year of Crystallography
The International Year of Crystallography 2014 (IYCr2014) commemorates not only the centennial of X-ray diffraction, which allowed the detailed study of crystalline material, but also the 400th anniversary of Kepler's observation in 1611 of the symmetrical form of ice crystals, which began the wider study of the role of symmetry in matter.
2013 SSRL Summer School on Synchrotron X-Ray Absorption Spectroscopy
The school will consist of two sets of parallel sessions, one covering basics of XANES and EXAFS data collection, FEFF based analysis and interpretation and the other covering advanced topics in data analysis, FEFF based near-edge analysis and DFT approaches to XANES data. The first curriculum will be suitable for beginner level participants, who have little or no practical experience with EXAFS data collection and analysis. The second curriculum is designed around the needs of participants who already have some experience with data collection and FEFF based data analysis and wish to learn more about approaches to data analysis for more challenging problems.
RapidData Collection & Structure Solving
Synchrotron radiation has become an indispensable tool for many macromolecular crystallography groups. Some synchrotron-specific skills are difficult to learn without ones having an intensive hands-on training program. But not all research groups have the luxury of providing long training sessions for students and postdocs. To provide such an educational experience, we have designed a course in Rapid Data Collection and Structure Solving.
Biological Small Angle X-ray Scattering Workshop
The SSRL Structural Molecular Biology Group hosted a 3-day comprehensive workshop on the use of non-crystalline small-angle x-ray scattering and diffraction techniques in structural biology research.
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.
Synchrotron X-Ray Absorption Spectroscopy Summer School
SSRL conducted a the Summer School on Synchrotron X-Ray Absorption Spectroscopy on June 28- July 1. The goal of the four-day school was to provide, training in theory, experimental design, data acquisition strategies, and data analysis that was useful to beginners and advanced students. Transition Metal K-edge XANES analysis for electronic structure determination and EXAFS analysis for geometric structure determination applicable to relevant systems in the field of Biology, Environmental Science, Catalysis and Material Science will be covered.
SSRL Workshop on XAS and RIXS Data Analysis Using CTM4XAS and CTM4RIXS
A full day lecture and hands-on analysis session on Charge Transfer Multiplet Calculations for X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy (CTM4XAS) will be held at SSRL/SLAC on May 24, 2011. CTM4XAS is a semi-empirical program to analyze transition metal L- and M-edge transitions by evaluating the effects of crystal field and charge transfer parameters on the atomic multiplets. CTM4RIXS is an interactive tool that calculates the two-dimensional Resonant Inelastic X-ray Scattering (RIXS) planes within the charge transfer multiplet model developed in the CTM4XAS software.
Structural Molecular Biology Low-Z XAS Summer School 2010
The goal of the SSRL SMB XAS Summer School was 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 focused on low-energy (2.4-4 keV) XAS, in particular S K-edge spectroscopy and imaging.
Sixth International Workshop on X-ray Radiation Damage to Biological Crystalline Samples
This series of workshops was originally concerned with the effects of radiation damage during investigation of protein structures by X-ray crystallography. Other techniques of structural biology are now being included to ensure greater information exchange. The workshop will therefore be of interest to all those using ionising radiation to examine biological structures at the molecular and cellular level.
SSRL Structural Molecular Biology Summer School 2009
The biennial SSRL Structural Molecular Biology (SMB) Summer School provides a lecture series and practical application workshops on biological scientific applications of synchrotron radiation. The goal of the school is to disseminate information about the scientific opportunities in synchrotron radiation applications and train participants on the theoretical aspects, data acquisition and practical data analysis of different experimental techniques.
Workshop on Small-Angle X-ray Scattering and Diffraction Studies in Structural Biology
The SSRL Structural Molecular Biology Group hosts this comprehensive workshop on the use of primarily non-crystalline small-angle x-ray diffraction techniques in structural biology research. The main focus of the workshop is solution x-ray scattering studies on biological macromolecules.