Event Name

ISBC. 5th International School on Biological Crystallization

Start Date 24th May 2015
End Date 29th May 2015

This International School will focus on the fundamentals of crystallization from solution and its applications to the field of the crystallization of biological macromolecules.

ISBC2015 will provide five days of lectures and practical demonstrations related to the crystallization of biological macromolecules, biominerals and biomimetic materials, with one full day devoted to case studies on the crystallization of membrane proteins, viruses and large macromolecular complexes

The School is intended for postgraduate and postdoctoral students as well as for research scientists from industrial and academic backgrounds that deal everyday with crystallization but seek fundamental knowledge on the behaviour of crystallizing solutions.

We invite students from all over the world to join us to learn from selected international experts, to hear case study presentations, to watch practical hand-on demonstrations, to participate in round-table discussions and to present their research results in the dedicated poster sessions.

The language of the School will be English.

The School will be held from the 24th to the 29th of May 2015 at Hotel San Antón in Granada (Spain).

Topics of the School

ISBC Granada 2015 will focus on the fundamentals of crystallization from solution and its applications for the crystallization of biological materials.

  • Nucleation: Classical and non-classical approaches
  • Crystal growth kinetics and mechanisms
  • Properties of macromolecular solutions relevant to crystallization
  • Screening: Searching for crystallization conditions
  • Crystallization techniques: Batch, Vapour and Counter Diffusion, How do they work?
  • Crystallization and diffusion transport: gels, microfluidics and microgravity
  • Crystallization of large crystals for Neutron diffraction and tiny crystals for XFEL
  • Polymorphism in protein crystals
  • Robotics and crystallization
  • Membrane Protein Crystallization: case studies
  • Lipid cubic phase, bicelles and detergents
  • Crystallization of Large Macromolecular Complexes:
  • In vitro and in vivo studies of Biomineralisation processes
Location Granada
Contact Jose Antonio Gavira Gallardo
URL www.isbcgranada.org

Category Schools
Topics Biological macromolecules | Free-electron laser | General | Neutron scattering