Dynamic Structural Biology Workshop: Examining the life sciences case for a UK XFEL

Nov 05. till Nov 05.

Dynamic Structural Biology Workshop: Examining the life sciences case for a UK XFEL

Join us on Tuesday 5th November to contribute towards the science case for a potential UK X-ray free-electron laser (XFEL). Listen to and get involved in talks and discussions addressing the frontiers in structural biology using various methods that include X-ray-based methods from synchrotrons and XFELs, as well as cryo-electron microscopy and NMR. All life scientists are encouraged to attend and add value to discussions.

05/11/20192019-11-05T09:00:00 - 05/11/20192019-11-05T19:00:00
09:00 - 19:00
Francis Crick Institute, 1 Midland Rd, NW1 1A7, London, UK


Mark Thomson, Executive Chair of STFC, has requested a report to be delivered in Spring 2020 outlining the science case for a potential UK X-ray free-electron laser (XFEL).  To this end, Jon Marangos and John Collier, co-leaders of the project, have formed a science team who are conducting an assessment in the context of the UKRI Strategic Prospectus and Government Priorities. The team are seeking input from across the scientific community through a series of workshops. More information on the project can be found here.



Thanks to support from Wellcome Trust, BBSRC/UKRI, the Rosalind Franklin Institute and Diamond, registration for the workshop is free of charge and places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Registration closes at 5pm on Friday 25th October. 

If you have any questions about the registration system, please contact events@diamond.ac.uk 

Confirmed invited speakers

Draft agenda

You can download the current agenda here- please note it is subject to change.

This workshop is kindly supported by






Venue, accommodation and contact details

The workshop is being kindly hosted by The Francis Crick Institute in London, NW1 1AT. Click the image below to view on Google Maps.

Click here for information on how to get there via various means of transport, including the tube.

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For any further information about this workshop, please contact the Diamond Events team.



Other workshops

Please find below the complete list of workshops to be held throughout the autumn and across the UK as part of the XFEL assessment strategy:

  • 2nd October - Matter at Extreme Conditions (Edinburgh)
  • 5th November - Life Sciences (Crick, London)
  • 13th November - Frontiers in Physical Sciences (Imperial, London)
  • 27th November - Quantum Materials & Nanotechnology (Southampton)
  • 4th December - X-ray FEL Applications (Warwick)
  • 11th December - Chemical Dynamics & Energy (Newcastle)


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