Event Name

2014 BCA-BSG Biological Structures Group Winter Meeting

Start Date 15th Dec 2014
End Date 17th Dec 2014

*The 2014 BCA-BSG Winter Meeting will take place on the European Photon and Neutron (EPN) Campus (hosting the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility and the Institute Laue Langevin), Grenoble, France on 15-17 December 2014. The meeting will be themed around opportunities for Structural Biology at large-scale research infrastructure and will include sessions addressing the combination of structural information from X-rays & neutrons in Structural Biology, Structural Biology on the EPN Campus, and Emerging Techniques in Structural Biology.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Arwen Pearson, CUI, Hamburg, Germany
  • Cecilia Casadei, University of Leicester, UK
  • Julia Richardson, University of Edinburgh, UK
  • Selma Maric, Karolinska Institute, Sweden
  • Stephen Cusack, EMBL, Grenoble
  • Andrea Dessen, IBS, Grenoble
  • Catarina da Silva, CEA, Grenoble
  • Antoine Royant, IBS, Grenoble
  • Gemma Newby, ESRF, Grenoble
  • Manfred Burghammer, ESRF, Grenoble
  • Matthew Bowler, EMBL, Grenoble
  • Ulrich Zander, ESRF, Grenoble
  • Estelle Mossou, University of Keele, UK/ILL, Grenoble
  • Helmut Schober, Director of Science, ILL, Grenoble
  • Elizabeth Duke, Diamond Light Source, UK

The first half of the meeting - supported by the UK Science & Technology Funding Council (STFC) - aims at presenting the strategic significance to the structural biology community of UK investment in large-scale research infrastructure. This part of the meeting will include visits to ESRF and ILL Experimental Facilities, a round table discussion and speakers including:

  • Florent Bernaudat, Partnership for Structural Biology, Grenoble
  • Harald Reichert, ESRF, Grenoble
  • Colin Miles, BBSRC, UK
  • Pamela Williams, Astex, UK
  • David Scott, University of Nottingham, UK
  • Adrian Mancuso, European XFEL, Hamburg, Germany
  • Andrew Harrison, Diamond Light Source, UK
  • Gordon Leonard, ESRF, Grenoble
  • Trevor Forsyth, ILL, Grenoble


The deadline for registration is the 8 December.

The programme includes a poster session. Contributions from younger and more senior scientists on any aspect of Structural Biology are actively encouraged.

 In order to help reduce the costs of attending the meeting, the registration fee (32EUR for students; 64EUR for regular participants) will include the cost of all meals during the meeting, including the meeting dinner on 16 December and as many participants as possible will be housed - at participants' own cost - in the cost effective ESRF/ILL Guesthouse. The registration fee also includes membership of the BCA for the year 2015.

Five Travel Bursaries, each of up to £200, are available from the BCA to support participation in the meeting by research students and postdoctoral workers who are BCA members. Please see http://crystallography.org.uk/prizes/bursaries/abbf-bursaries/ for details.

Location Grenoble
URL http://www.esrf.fr/home/events/conferences/2014-bca-bsg-winter-meeting.html

Category Seminars
Topics Biological macromolecules | Free-electron laser | General | Neutron scattering | Synchrotron radiation