Diamond-II Workshop: Imaging

Sep 18. till Sep 19.

Benefits & opportunities of the Diamond upgrade for Bio-Cryo Imaging and Imaging & Microscopy

The aims of this workshop are to introduce Diamond-II, to discuss its potential benefits for the existing facilities, and to develop the science case for the machine upgrade.

18/09/20182018-09-18 - 19/09/20182018-09-19
Diamond Light Source


Registration is now closed.

Please email events@diamond.ac.uk if you have any queries.


Confirmed Invited Speakers

  • Sylvain Bohic, ESRF
  • Biao Cai, University of Birmingham
  • Francesco De Carlo, APS
  • James Everett, University of Keele
  • Carolyn Larabell, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • Peter Lee, University College London
  • Adrian Mancuso, European XFEL
  • Marcus Newton, University of Southampton
  • Stephen Price, Finden
  • Richard Abel, Imperial
  • Ian Robinson, University College London
  • Volker Rose, APS
  • Andrew Parnell,  University of Sheffield
  • Colin Nave, Diamond Light Source
  • Helen Saibil, Birkbeck, University of London
  • Sarah Shahmoradian, PSI
  • Chris Jones, University of Bristol


Day 1: Tuesday 18th September 2018

Overview of the Diamond-II science case in these areas and purpose of the day
10:30 - 10:40 Paul Quinn/Martin Walsh, Diamond Welcome and Introduction
10:40 - 11:00 Riccardo Bartolini, Diamond Diamond II
11:00 - 11:30 Paul Quinn, Diamond Current facilities and science case for physical sciences
   Ptychography and Scanning probes at low emittance sources
 11:30 - 12:00 Volker Rose, APS Towards sub-10 nm Micrsocopy enabled through the Upgrade of the Advanced Photon Source
12:00 - 13:00 LUNCH
 User Community Talks: Session 1
 13:00 - 13:30 Stephen Price, Finden Advances in multimodal tomography: Spatially and temporally resolved catalyst imaging
 13:30 - 14:00 Marcus Newton, Southampton Bragg Coherent Imaging of Structural Dynamics in Nanomaterials
 14:00 - 14:30 Chris Jones, Bristol Going to higher brightness - advantages for in situ analysis of nuclear materials at Diamond
 14:30 - 15:00 Open Discussion 1  
 15:00 - 15:30 COFFEE
   Full field and fast imaging - Engineering
 15:30 - 16:00 Francesco De Carlo, APS X-ray full-field imaging at the Advanced Photon Source: Opportunities with the APS Upgrade
User Community Talks: Session 2   
 16:00 - 16:30 Peter Lee, UCL Capturing ultra-fast phenomena during the processing of advanced materials.
 16:30 - 17:00 Richard Abel, Imperial Multi-modal imaging in bone (osteoporosis) and eye (glaucoma) disease research
 17:00 - 17:30 Biao Cai, Brimingham 4D Imaging of Directional Solidification Under Magnetic Field
 17:30 - 18:00 Open Discussion 2
 18:30 - 20:30 DINNER


Day 2: Wednesday 19th September 2018

Life Science: Overview
 09:15 - 09:30 Intro Paul Quinn/Martin Walsh Current facilities and science case for life science
 09:30 - 10:00 Colin Nave, Diamond X-ray imaging for biology: An overview and the damage done
 10:00 - 10:30 Ian Robinson, BNL  
 10:30 - 11:00 Adrian Mancuso, XFEL Biological Imaging at XFELs: Some observations, a way forward and where does Diamond II fit in?
 11:00 - 11:30 COFFEE
Coherence for biological and soft matter imaging
 11:30 - 12:00 Sarah Shahmoradian, PSI Cryo ptychographic X-ray computed tomography (cryo-PXCT) for biological applications: nanoscale 3D imaging with quantitative contrast
 12:00 - 12:30 Sylvain Bohic, ESRF  Hard X-ray fluorescence nanoimaging of metal ions in cells
 12:30 - 13:00 Andrew Parnell, Sheffield Using morphology to understand structural colour in nature
 13:00 - 14:00 LUNCH
 14:00 - 14:30 James Everett, Keele Probing metals in neurodegenerative diseases using X-ray spectromicroscopy
 Bio-imaging II
 14:30 - 15:00 Helen Saibil, Birkbeck Correlative video microscopy, fluorescence, EM and soft X-ray tomography studies of biological machinery
 15:00 - 15:30 Carolyn Larabell, LBNL CT scans of biological cells at 35 nm resolution with soft x-ray tomography
 15:30 - 16:30 Open Discussion 4 - New opportunities for multiscale imaging at Diamond-II & wrap up



If you wish to book overnight accommodation, there are a number of hotels and bed-and-breakfast options in the immediate vicinity of Diamond. Prices will vary per night. Please enquire directly with your hotel of choice for details. 

Hotels within a short driving distance of Diamond include:

Diamond is approximately 30 minutes drive from Oxford city centre which has a wide range of hotels and accommodation options.