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

Al Kikhney a.kikhney at embl-hamburg.de
Mon Mar 5 16:38:13 GMT 2018

Solution Scattering from Biological Macromolecules

EMBO Practical Course, 19-26 November 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, electron microscopy, NMR
or bioinformatics. Small angle scattering 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
SAXS/SANS, 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 100 euro will be requested from the accepted academic
participants (50 euro for students/postdocs) covering the event
materials, lodging and meals. Applicants from industry are expected to
pay a 1000 euro fee.

Application deadline: August 31st 2018.
Apply now: http://meetings.embo.org/event/18-sas#Register

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