August 2012 Archives

3rd annual SIBYLS bioSAXS workshop is ON !!


Date: October 9-10, 2012 Location: Advance Light Source (ALS) at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory , Berkeley, CA

The SIBYLS team will host a workshop with strong emphasis on experimental aspects of Small Angle X-ray Scattering techniques in structural biology. The two-day workshop will provide training on experimental techniques and software tutorial sessions primarily for biological SAXS studies. One day of the workshop will be dedicated for data processing by workshop participants. The latest advances in SAXS studies on biological systems will be reported and discussed by several experts in a diverse spectrum of structural biology benefiting from bioSAXS (see program bellow). Also planned are presentations on complementary experimental approaches (MODELLER) and solution structure modeling techniques using ensemble analysis. Participants will receive updates on current developments at SIBYLS and development of software dedicated to analyze SAXS for structural biology.

Enrollment is limited to 30 participants. 

Organizers: Michal Hammel, Greg Hura, Robert Rambo

Inquires: Jane Tanamachi

Registration: To attend "Course on SAXS" you need register for the 2012 Advanced Light Source Users' Meeting. ALS user meeting will be held at Berkeley Lab beginning Monday, October 8. "Practical Course on SAXS" will begin Thuesday October 9th and continue through Wednesday October 10th. When you registering, you must indicate "SIBYLS bioSAXS"

Tuesday, October 9th LBNL ( B50 Auditorium )

11:30 Lunch at the ALS patio

12:40 Welcoming Remarks Michal Hammel

12:45 Robert Rambo, LBNL, Berkeley "Small-Angle Scattering and its Application to Soft matter Science: Historical Remarks" "New ways to analyze SAXS from biological material"

13:25 Greg Hura, LBNL, Berkeley "SIBYLS SAXS capabilities and future developments

15:10 Coffee Break

15:20 Alex Grishaev, NIH Title: TBD

16:00 Patrick Weinkam , UCSF "Conformational Sampling to predict SAXS profile: How to use MODELLER"

16:30 Gareth Williams, LBNL "SAXS combined with crystallography and computation: Application of the Ensemble Analysis "

17:00 Michal Hammel , LBNL "Resolution in SAXS"

Wednesday, October 10th LBNL ( B50 Auditorium ),

9:00 Rob Rambo, LBNL, Berkeley "Scatter: New software for SAXS data processing"

9:50 Michal Hammel, LBNL, Berkeley "FOXS-MES-MODELLER: New software for solution structure modeling"

10:30 Coffee Break

10:45 Greg Hura, Robert Rambo and Michal Hammel, LBNL, Berkeley "Data reduction and processing tutorial"

12:00 Lunch Break at the ALS patio

Practical session with Mentors (Greg Hura, Rob Rambo and Michal Hammel)

13:00-17:00 Participating Students "Practical Session - Data reduction and processing"

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