The Diamond Light Source and the Open-SESAME H2020 project is offering a week-long course in structural biology. The course, offered jointly with Instruct, is scheduled to take place at the end of September/first week in October 2019 at Diamond Light Source, UK. Lectures and practicals in macromolecular crystallography and bioSAXS will be presented as well as lectures on a range of biophysical characterisation methods that address sample quality and control e.g. multi-angle light scattering, thermal melts, analytical ultracentrifugation and circular dichroism spectroscopy. The course is open to all researchers within the SESAME consortium as well as neighbouring countries in the Middle East.
The thematic training course objective is to train researchers in current best methods and practices and is aimed at early researchers in structural biology. Sample material will be provided, but there may be an opportunity to measure data from your own samples. The course will cover standard data collection procedures/protocols for MX and BioSAXS followed by advanced data collection methods including microfocus beams for microcrystal data collection, X-ray fragment-based screening and in-line SEC-SAXS. More information on the thematic school and to apply please follow this link.
Applicants should provide a CV with a short description of their own research project and a statement on why they wish to attend the course. A letter of support from a supervisor or principle investigator is required. Applicants should indicate if they have their own suitable crystals for MX or pure protein for bioSAXS and/or biophysical characterisation to make available for the course.
Up to 20 places are available with funding to cover travel, accommodation and visa costs for selected participants. Selection will be based on the quality of the scientific project and the statement from the applicant and supervisor.