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[SA_scat] Biological Small Angle Solution Scattering Workshop -July 20, 2013 (ACA meeting in Honolulu, Hawaii)

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  • Subject: [SA_scat] Biological Small Angle Solution Scattering Workshop -July 20, 2013 (ACA meeting in Honolulu, Hawaii)
  • From: Angela Criswell <Angela.Criswell@rigaku.com>
  • Date: Wed, 22 May 2013 19:14:05 +0000
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I would like to bring your attention to the following workshop for biological small angle scattering, to be held at the ACA meeting in July 2014:

ACA Training Workshop WK.01
Biological Small Angle Solution Scattering
Theory and Practice
2013 ACA meeting in Hawaii

Reserve your space now! The early registration discount ends May 31*.

Small angle solution scattering (SAS) has recently experienced a dramatic increase in popularity within the structural biology community.
As molecular biological systems of interest become ever increasingly complex, SAS is providing valuable insight into structure and
conformational behavior in solution. The availability of synchrotron radiation and neutron sources, commercial lab-source SAXS
instrumentation, low-noise detectors, powerful computing hardware, and better algorithms has made the technique accessible to
a much larger audience than ever before.

This dual-track workshop brings together leading beamline scientists as well as experts in laboratory-based
BioSAXS sources to provide a unique, practical "HOW TO" course in SAS data collection, processing, and interpretation.

Track A:     Getting Started in Biological Small Angle Solution Scattering: your practical HOW TO guide.
           Topics: Basics of scattering, Guinier analysis, monodispersity & aggregation, Kratky plots,
           folding & flexibility, molecular mass determination, P(r) function, sample preparation and
           characterization tips, shape reconstruction, using lab sources, neutron scattering basics,
           publishing your first data: what you should know.

           Speakers: Angela Chriswell (Rigaku), Javier Perez (Soleil), Srinivas Chakravarthy (APS),
                     Jill Trewhella (U. Sydney), Richard Gillilan (MacCHESS, Cornell U.), Andreas Keilbach (Anton Paar),
                     Juergen Graf (Incoatec), (Bruker speaker, to be confirmed)

Track B:     Using Advanced Methods in Biological Small Angle Solution Scattering
           Topics: evaluating SAXS data, molecular mass, flexibility, modeling software: FOXS, MES,
           FoxDOCK, AllosMod-FOXS, strategy, inference-free data, similarity maps, contrast matched
           heavy atom labeling, ensemble analysis, NMR+SAXS, ab initio modeling at the residue level,
           building a lab source for BioSAXS.

           Speakers:  Robert Rambo, Michal Hammel, Greg Hura (ALS), Kushol Gupta (Perelman School of Medicine, U. Penn)
                               Andreas Keilbach (Anton Paar),  Juergen Graf (Incoatec), (Bruker speaker, to be confirmed),
                               Angela Chriswell (Rigaku), and others to be confirmed.

Workshop format: serious attention will be given to hands-on practical exercises.

After the Workshop:

Several highly relevant BioSAXS-related sessions are scheduled for the beginning of the regular ACA meeting to immediately
follow this workshop: TR.01 (Probing Biological Structure With HT SAS), 09.01 Dynamic & Flexible Structures in Biomolecules,
09.03 Membrane Protein Scattering. Students of this workshop will be in an excellent position to take full advantage these
cutting-edge presentations and are thus encouraged to attend and exchange ideas with the many SAS experts in attendance.

For more information: www.amercrystalassn.org/wk.01<http://www.amercrystalassn.org/wk.01>

*To Register: www.amercrystalassn.org/2013-registration<http://www.amercrystalassn.org/2013-registration>

Note: students only attending the training Workshop do not need to pay the full ACA registration fee.
To register for just the workshop, fill out and return the ACA registration form (PDF file), paying the workshop fee only.

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