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[SA_Scat] ACA 2016 SAS Workshop

On behalf of the organizing committee, I am pleased to announce a workshopon "Computational Approaches to the Structural Modelling of BiologicalMacromolecules using Small Angle Scattering." This workshop will take placeon Friday, July 22nd, 2016 at this year's American CrystallographicAssociation (ACA) Meeting in Denver, Colorado, U.S.A. The meeting itselfwill run from July 22-26.
WK.02 Computational Approaches to the Structural Modelling of BiologicalMacromolecules using Small-Angle Scattering.
This one-day workshop will focus on computational approaches to structuralmodelling and analysis. In the first session, a brief reprise of fundamentalconcepts will be provided, with a focus on pitfalls in data acquisition andreduction that can affect subsequent data analysis and modelling. Theremainder of the day will be allocated to the hand-on application of theleading software packages to the analysis of solution scatter. This workshopwill feature direct participation from the creators of the most prevalentsoftware packages currently used (including BIOSAXS(EMBL), SIBYLS, CCP-SAS,FoXs and IMP). The participating groups will present their software,including the basis for the algorithms employed, and further deliver guidedhands-on tutorials for workshop participants. This approach will introduceand train participants on the appropriate application of these tools,including experimental design, model preparation, comparison of structuralmodels using both SAS and complementary information, validation, and mostimportantly the limitations of interpretation with regards to the biologicalconclusions that can be made.
The workshop format will include lectures, and a selection of hands-onpractical exercises. Students will be expected to bring laptops withappropriate pre-installed software as necessary. Prior to the workshop, awebsite will be made available containing installation instructions andsoftware for each tutorial.
Tentative Program Schedule
Basic Theory and Methods Joint Session 8:00 am - 9:30am
- Introduction: what is SAS data good for? (short)
- Theory Essentials: How to get your scattering profiles
- SAXS and SANS: common pitfalls, how to ensure the data is suitable formodelling
- Cross Checks and Validation
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM       Coffee Break
Software Application and Tutorial Session 10 am - 7pm
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM     BIOSAXS(EMBL) lectures and guided tutorial
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM     Lunch and Discussions (vendor presentations in theform of 'lunch and learn')
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM       IMP Lectures and Guided Tutorial
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM         Coffee Break
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM         SIBYLS lectures and guided tutorial
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM         CCP-SAS lectures and guided tutorial
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM         Discussion
Pre-registration is mandatory. The fee to attend is:
.         Student (undergrad, grad or postdoctoral) - $140
.         Corporate - $275
.         Non corporate or non student - $140
Lunch will be included.
.         Angela Criswell Rigaku Americas CorporatioAngela.Criswell@rigaku.com
.         Richard Gillilan Cornell CHESS reg8@cornell.edu
.         Kushol Gupta Perelman School of Medicine, University ofPennsylvania kgupta@upenn.edu
.         Michal Hammel SIBYLS group at The Advanced Light Source (ALS)mhammel@lbl.gov
.         Susan Krueger NIST Center for Neutron Research/CCP-SASsusan.krueger@nist.gov
.         Maxim Petoukhov BIOSAXS group at the European Molecular BiologyLaboratory (EMBL) maxim.petoukhov@embl-hamburg.de
.         Adam Round EMBL Grenoble around@embl.fr
.         Dina Schneidman Institute of Life Science, Hebrew University ofJerusalem 
.         Jill Trewhella University of Sydney jill.trewhella@sydney.edu.au
More information is available at:
Kushol Gupta, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor
Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics
Perelman School of Medicine at The University of Pennsylvania
 <mailto:kgupta@upenn.edu> kgupta@upenn.edu / 215.573.7260 / 267.259.0082 /<http://www.stwing.upenn.edu/~kgupta> www.stwing.upenn.edu/~kgupta
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