9th annual SIBYLS BioSAXS workshop
Date: October 3 – 4, 2018
Location: Advanced Light Source at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA
Building 33 room 306
The two-day workshop, held during [ALS user meeting](https://als.lbl.gov/user-meeting/ “ALS user meeting”), 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, modeling of dynamic and flexible structures, bioSAXS with membrane protein, and integrating bioSAXS analysis within cryo-EM imaging.
Updates on current developments of software for SAXS analysis pertaining to structural biology will be reviewed.
The first day of the SIBYLS annual workshop will focus on applied science while the second day will focus more on practical tutorials.
We will begin with a brief run-through on current updates. Greg Hura, Berkeley Lab’s SAXS Beamline Scientist will introduce the future of high throughput.
Three keynote speakers: [Walter Chazin](https://my.vanderbilt.edu/chazinlab/ “Walter Chazin “) (Vanderbilt), [Thomas Weiss](https://www-ssrl.slac.stanford.edu/~saxs/ “Thomas Weiss”) (SLAC, Stanford) and [Steve Meisburger](https://scholar.princeton.edu/steve/home “Steve Meisburg”) (Princeton), will continue Dr. Hura’s discussion by elaborating on the basics of SAXS and the fascinating integration of bioSAXS in integrative structural biology.
Michal Hammel, another one of Berkeley Lab’s SAXS Beamline Scientists, will present current developments in size exclusion chromatography coupled SAXS (SEC-SAXS) and give a talk about integrating high-resolution models in the SAXS modeling.
Other distinguished speakers from the SIBYLS user community: **Chris Brosey** (MD Anderson) , **Fatma Zehra Yildiz** (Harvard) and **George Ueda** (University of Washington) will contribute to the basis of the workshop over the two days by sharing complementary experimental approaches and modeling techniques.
For the second day, students and postdocs are encouraged to bring their own SAXS data collected at SIBYLS. During the morning session, we will provide an opportunity for participants to present and discuss their projects with the group. If you are interested in presenting, please email Kathryn Burnett. This will provide for a flux of ideas among workshop participants, and inspire new perspectives for future data analysis.
The afternoon session will be dedicated to practical hands-on exercises with experts in SAXS software for data processing
([SCATTER](http://www.bioisis.net/tutorial “SCATTER”), [FrameSlice](http://bl1231.als.lbl.gov/ran “FrameSlice”) and [RAW](https://sourceforge.net/projects/bioxtasraw/ “RAW”),
[SAXS similarity maps](https://bl1231.als.lbl.gov/saxs_similarity/ “SSM”), modeling tools ([FOXS – MultiFoXS](http://modbase.compbio.ucsf.edu/foxs/ “FOXS”), [BILBOMD](http://bl1231.als.lbl.gov/bilbomd “BILBOMD”) and SAXS shape calculator).
Enrollment is limited to 30 participants.
Organizers: Michal Hammel, Greg Hura
Registration: Registration is now open. To attend the workshop you need to REGISTER for the 2018 [ALS user meeting](https://als.lbl.gov/user-meeting/ “ALS user meeting”). When you register, indicate that you plan to attend the “9th Annual SIBYLS bioSAXS Workshop”.
*October 3rd, 2018*
*Building 33 room 306*
8:45 am Michal Hammel and Greg Hura “Welcoming remarks”
9:00 am Greg Hura (LBL) “Redefining frontier in bioSAXS”
10:00 am Break
10:20 am Walter Chazin (Vanderbilt) “Redefining of protein dynamicity by integrating NMR and SAXS”
11:00 am Steve Meisburger (Princeton) “Redefining of bioSAXS by the SEC-SAXS approach and SVD deconvolution”
11:40 am Michal Hammel (LBL) “Integrative structural modeling by combining crystallography, SAXS and X-ray tomography”
12:00 pm Lunch and Exhibitors–ALS Patio and Exhibitor Tent
1:30 pm Beamline tour and demonstration, Greg Hura and Daniel Rosenberg, LBNL
2:20 pm Thomas Weiss ( SLAC) “Overview on the workflows and how we do SAXS at SSRL”
3:00 pm Break
3:20 pm Chris Brosey (MD Anderson) “Using High-Throughput SAXS to Illuminate Allosteric Landscapes and Advance Drug Discovery”
3:50 pm Fatma Zehra Yildiz (Harvard) “TBD”
4:20 pm George Ueda (Washington Uni) “Computational design of self-assembling cyclic protein homo-oligomers”
4:40 pm Soumya Remesh (LBL) “HU multimerization shift controls nucleoid compaction as seen through SAXS and X-ray tomography”
5:00 pm Gather for Evening Session–Building 50 Auditorium
*October 4th, 2018*
9:00 am Short students presentations followed by an open discussion
10:00 am Break
10:15 am Greg Hura: “SAXS analysis part 1”
11:15 am Michal Hammel: “SEC-SAXS data processing and SVD deconvolution”
12:00 am Lunch and Exhibitors–ALS Patio and Exhibitor Tent
1:00 pm Greg Hura, “SAXS Analysis part 2”
1:30 pm Michal Hammel “Tools for modeling flexibility in proteins using SAXS data”
2:00 pm Greg Hura “SAXS Similarity Maps”
2:20 pm Practical session with Mentors
5:00 pm Closing comments: Michal Hammel and Greg Hura