MX BAG Training

Jul 05. till Jul 06.

MX BAG Training

Training sessions for user of the Macromolecular Crystallography (MX) beamlines.

05/07/20172017-07-05 - 06/07/20172017-07-06
Diamond light Source, Oxfordshire, UK

The Diamond Light Source Macromolecular Crystallography group would like to invite both our academic and industrial users to MX beamline training sessions on the 5th & 6th July 2017.

The aim is to provide MX users with sufficient training to be able to operate any of the Diamond MX beamlines efficiently and to get the most benefit from their beamtime. The training will involve hands-on sessions on the suite of five operational MX beamlines as well as optional offline software sessions.

Sessions include:

Welcome and Registration (including lunch) on July 5th  - 12:00 - 13:00

5th July from 13:00: Hands on software. 

There will be two tutorial sessions:

  • CCP4:   structre solution and model building with CCP4
  • Dials and more
6th July: MX beamlines and data room sessions.
  • MX software: automation in data analysis
  • Multi axis goniometry/ SAD data collection
  • Introductions to VMX-i
  • Micro-beam and In-situ diffraction
  • Fragment screening
  • Experiment database: ISPyB

Registration is free-of-charge with lunch provided on the 5th and 6th July, and accommodation and dinner for the night of the 5th July. Travelling expenses within the UK will also be provided. The training is targeted at all users, and is not limited to students and post docs. It is essential that each BAG sends at least one representative per calendar year.


Places are limited to 25 participants.

The registration deadline is midnight on the 25th June.

Registration is now closed. 

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