7th Annual SIBYLS BioSAXS Workshop a big success
The BioSAXS workshop at the ALS User Meeting on October 4th and 5th was a big success. The workshop was filled to capacity with attendees coming from many different regions of the US. Participants were given detailed information about the range and capabilities of our new Pilatus detector and the future upgrades to the SIBYLS beamline. The latest advances in SAXS studies on biological systems were discussed, along with updates on current developments of software for SAXS analysis. The afternoon of the second day of the workshop was dedicated to practical hands-on SAXS analysis.
We would like to extend special thanks to our illustrious speakers; Haydyn Martens (EMBL,Hamburg), Frank Gabel (IBS, Grenoble), Robert Rambo (Diamond Light Source, Oxford) and John Tainer (M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston) for their informative talks. Thanks also to Subrata Dutta, Henry Tang, Mitra Sayantan, Rahul Banerjee and Ryan Spencer for presenting their SAXS related projects, facilitating some lively, illuminating conversation. And, of course, thanks to everyone who attended.
For those who were not able to attend this year, we look forward to seeing you in October 2017 for the 8th Annual BioSAXS workshop. In the meantime, be sure to take advantage of our [Mail-in HTSAXS](https://bl1231.als.lbl.gov/htsaxs/ “Mail-in HTSAXS”) program and check out all the different [SAXS analysis](http://sibyls.als.lbl.gov/saxs_protocols/) tools that you can download from our website.