7th Annual SIBYLS BioSAXS workshop 2016
We are pleased to announce the 7th annual SIBYLS bioSAXS workshop:
**Date**: October 4th – 5th, 2016
**Location**: Advanced Light Source (ALS) at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA
The 7th annual SIBYLS bioSAXS workshop will cover frontiers in Biological SAXS. The two-day workshop will provide participants with software tutorial sessions for biological SAXS in addition to hands-on training in experimental techniques. The latest advances in SAXS studies on biological systems will be discussed with particular focus on advances in synchrotron scattering techniques, dynamic and flexible structures in biomolecule, membrane protein scattering, and complementary methods in crystals and in solution. Updates on current developments of software for SAXS analysis pertaining to structural biology will be illustrated.
The first day of the workshop will begin with a brief run-through on current updates. Greg Hura, Berkeley Lab’s SAXS Beamline Scientist at SIBYLS, will introduce the capabilities of the new detector and the future of high throughput SAXS at the SIBYLS Beamline 12.3.1. The keynote speakers, Frank Gabel (IBS, Grenoble), Haydyn Mertens (EMBL, Hamburg), and Robert Rambo (Diamond, Oxford) will continue Dr. Hura’s discussion by elaborating on the basics of SAXS.
Michal Hammel, another SAXS Beamline Scientist at SIBYLS, will give a talk about SAXS modeling, SAXS profile computations using FOX, and calculations of SAXS shape.
Other distinguished speakers, (TBD), will contribute to the basis of the workshop over the two days by sharing complementary experimental approaches and modeling techniques. This will provide for a flux of ideas among workshop participants, and inspire new perspectives for future data analysis. The second day of the workshop will be dedicated to practical hands-on exercises.
Enrollment is limited to 30 participants.
**Organizers**: Michal Hammel, Greg Hura
**Inquires**: [Kathryn Burnett](mailto:email@example.com “Kathryn Burnett”)
**Registration**: Registration is now open. To attend the workshop you need to [REGISTER](http://www-als.lbl.gov/index.php/user-information/users-meeting/556-registration.html “REGISTER”) for the 2016 Advanced Light Source User Meeting. When you register, indicate that you plan to attend the “7th Annual SIBYLS bioSAXS Workshop”.
*Tuesday, October 4th* (Building 2, Rm 100B)
12:20 Lunch (ALS Patio and Exhibitor Tent)
14:00 Welcoming Remarks: Michal Hammel, LBNL
14:15 Frank Gabel, IBS, Grenoble
15:00 Coffee Break
15:15 Haydyn Mertens, EMBL, Hamburg
16:00 Coffee Break
16:15 John Tainer, The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston
16:30 Update on SAXS at SIBYLS : Greg Hura, LBNL
16:45 Mail-in SAXS at SIBYLS : Kathryn Burnett, LBNL
17:00 End of first day’s workshop
*Wednesday, October 5th* (Building 2, Rm 100B)
9:00 Short presentations followed by open discussion
10:30 Coffee Break
10:45 Robert Rambo, Diamond Light Source, Oxford
12:00 Lunch (ALS patio and Exhibitors Tent)
13:00 Practical session with mentors (Greg Hura, Michal Hammel, Robert Rambo, Haydyn Martens, Frank Gabel)
16:45 Closing comments, Michal Hammel, LBNL
17:00 End of BioSAXS workshop