[SA_Scat] EMBO Practical Course on Solution Scattering from Biological Macromolecules

Sarah Marshall sarah.marshall at embl-hamburg.de
Mon Apr 25 14:37:10 BST 2016

Solution Scattering from Biological Macromolecules

EMBO Practical Course, 17-24 October 2016, Hamburg, Germany
Organizers: Dmitri Svergun and Al Kikhney

The course is aimed at young scientists working in the field of 
structural biology including biochemists, biophysicists, and those 
specializing in macromolecular crystallography (MX), electron microscopy 
(EM), NMR or bioinformatics. Small angle scattering (SAS) of X-rays and 
neutrons (SAXS/SANS) allows one to study native particles and complexes 
and to monitor structural changes in response to variations in external 
conditions (temperature, pH, salinity, ligands). The method provides low 
resolution macromolecular shapes ab initio and is readily combined with 
other structural, biochemical and computational techniques in hybrid 

The course participants will have the possibility to learn the basics of 
SAS, sample preparation, experiment design, data interpretation and will 
get hands-on experience with the latest modelling programs. The 
participants are encouraged to bring their own samples to perform 
synchrotron solution scattering experiments on-site, the results will be 
used for practical tutorials and discussed on the last day of the course.

26 participants will be selected to attend the course. The registration 
fee of 50 euro will be requested from the accepted academic participants 
covering the event materials, lodging and meals. Applicants from 
industry are expected to pay a 1000 euro fee.

Application deadline: July 31st 2016.
Apply now: http://events.embo.org/16-sas/#Register

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