Macromolecular Crystallography School 2017

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Event Name

Macromolecular Crystallography School 2017

Start Date 5th May 2017
End Date 10th May 2017

The eighth edition of the Macromolecular Crystallography School is to  be held at the Institute Química-Física Rocasolano - CSIC (Madrid).

 Invited speakers and tutors:

  • Paul Adams, Berkeley, USA
  • Pavel Afonine, Berkeley, USA
  • Armando Albert, Madrid, Spain
  • Roeland Boer, Barcelona, Spain
  • Jose M Carazo, Madrid, Spain
  • Kay Diederichs, Konstanz, Germany
  • Paul Emsley, Cambridge, UK
  • Rafael Fernández-Leiro, Cambridge, UK
  • Carmelo Giacovazzo, Bari, Italy
  • Xavier Gomis-Ruth, Barcelona, Spain
  • Juan A. Hermoso, Madrid, Spain
  • Eugene Krissinel, Oxford, UK
  • José Martín-García, Arizona, USA
  • Rob Nicholls, Cambridge, UK
  • Maria Solá, Barcelona, Spain
  • Isabel Usón, Barcelona, Spain

The workshop has been designed for postgraduate, postdoctoral and research scientists that deal with macromolecular crystallography but need further knowledge on the routine uses, the state of the art and fundamentals that underlie the modern techniques for macromolecular crystallography. The topics will cover crystallographic computing and fundamentals using XDS, CCP4 and Phenix, as well as the state of the art on topics such as the strategies for protein production, data collection,phasing and refinement with ARCIMBOLDO, SHELX and SIR2014 and modeling with COOT.

This year a full-day on breakthrough techniques such as XFEL and cryo EM has been introduced.

MCS2017 will provide six days of lectures and workshops. The course is designed for 25 highly motivated attendants.

Requests to participate must be sent by a free-formated E-mail, before March 10, 2017 to the following address:, indicating the motivation to participate and experience on macromolecular crystallography and including a letter of recommendation from PhD Director (only for PhD students).

Accepted participants will be notified by e-mail before March 17, 2017.

Organizers: Armando Albert (, Juan A. Hermoso
( and Isabel Usón (

Location Madrid
Contact Prof. Dr Juan A. Hermoso

Category Schools
Topics Biological macromolecules | Cryo electron microscopy | Free-electron laser