Event Name

Tender X-rays in Macromolecular Crystallography

Start Date 11th Dec 2015
End Date

The workshop is part of the series of foresight workshops organized by the HZB.
The central theme of the workshop is the use of tender X-rays in the field of
macromolecular crystallography (MX). While typical MX experiments are conducted
at wavelengths of around 1.0 Å (energy 12.4 keV), there is an ever growing tendency
to also consider wavelengths in the tender X-ray region (1.5 – 3.0 A and beyond) for
MX applications. Examples are the possibility to determine the structures of native
proteins by sulphur anomalous scattering (native SAD), the unambiguous discrimination
from protein-bound solvent ions from water molecules, the determination of oxidation
states of relevant metal ions in protein structures, the investigation of solvent and
substrate channels using Xenon mapping, etc. In the workshop, some of these
modern developments will be highlighted and a case will be made for the increased
use of tender X-rays for MX applications.

Invited speakers include Wayne Hendrickson, James Holton, Armin Wagner, Leo
Chavas, Meitian Wang, Oliver Einsle, Markus Wahl and Oliver Daumke.

Registration is free of charge but limited to 100 participants. 4 Travel grants to attend
the workshop are generously offered by the company DECTRIS.


Location Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin, Adlershof
Contact Uwe Müller
URL http://hz-b.de/xraysmx

Category Workshops
Topics Biological macromolecules | General