MX BAG Training

Feb 27. till Feb 28.

MX BAG Training

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

27/02/20192019-02-27 - 28/02/20192019-02-28
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 27th & 28th February 2018.

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 & Registration (including lunch) on 27st February, 12:00 - 13:00

27th February: afternoon session Hands on software (optional)

  • Data processing with DIALS and DUI
  • CCP4 tutorials

28th February: whole-day session on MX beamlines

  • Mini-Kappa goniometry / Anomalous data collection
  • Sample humidity control (HC1)
  • I24 new end station/ In-situ diffraction
  • Fragment screening – I04-1/Lab36
  • Experiment database: new ISPyB


Places are limited to 30 participants.

Registration is free-of-charge and includes a catered lunch on the 27th and 28th February, as well as accommodation and dinner for the night of the 27th February.

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.

Application is now open. You can apply until 10 am on the 20th May 2019.


For any queries please contact the Diamond User Office.

Parking on Campus:

Due to a large number of building works on site, parking on the Harwell Campus is extremely limited and visitors’ parking cannot be guaranteed. We strongly recommend travelling by public transport, where possible, if you are attending an event at Diamond.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Find here more information on how to get to Diamond by Public Transport.

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