Diamond-CCP4 Data Collection and Structure Solution Workshop

Dec 01. till Dec 08.

Diamond-CCP4 Data Collection and Structure Solution Workshop

Bringing together leading experts in the field of MX to teach best practice in data collection and analysis. Open to PhD students, postdocs and young researchers bringing their own crystals or data.

01/12/20192019-12-01 - 08/12/20192019-12-08
Diamond Light Source, Oxfordshire, UK

Event Overview

We are very pleased to announce the 6th joint CCP4 & Diamond Data Collection and Structure Solution Workshop on practical macromolecular crystallography, to take place at Diamond this December.

The workshop will consist of presentations and tutorials delivered by experts in the field, plus one day of data collection time at Diamond's excellent MX beamlines. Students will be able to work alongside experts on their own projects, tackling all aspects of structure solution, from data collection through to phasing, refinement and validation.

The course is intended mainly for graduate students, postdoctoral researchers and early career scientists in the area of structural biology. Some experience of crystallography and use of Diamond's MX beamlines is expected, and applications from students who can bring an interesting project with them (crystals and possibly previously collected datasets) will be favoured. Students will have access to Diamond's computing facilities for the duration of the course, with access to most major MX software packages.

More details of the programme are available on the CCP4 website.


Application for the Diamond-CCP4 Data Collection and Structure Solution Workshop is now CLOSED.

Successful applicants will then be informed by the end of October 2019.

For any queries, please contact the Diamond Events Team.

Delegate Information

The workshop will take place at Diamond Light Source, from Sunday 1st to Sunday 8th December 2019.

The course is free to attend (subject to an application process). Accommodation, meals and refreshments for the duration of the workshop will be provided to all successful applicants free of charge.

Students will be expected to cover their own travel costs although in exceptional cases, there may be funds available to assist with travel to and from the course.

Programme Overview

  • Sunday 1st December: Registration and introductory talks and student poster session
  • Monday 2nd December: Preparations for beamtime and data collection at beamline  
  • Tuesday 3rd December: Data processing theory and data processing 
  • Wednesday 4th December: Experimental phasing talks and tutorials 
  • Thursday 5th December: Experimental phasing talks and tutorials
  • Friday 6th December: Molecular replacement talks and tutorials
  • Saturday 7th December: Model building and refinement talks and tutorials
  • Sunday 8th December: Model validation, Q&A, followed by the workshop dinner 

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