Diamond-CCP4 Data Collection and Structure Solution Workshop 2020

Nov 30. till Dec 11.

Diamond-CCP4 Data Collection and Structure Solution Workshop 2020

Taking place online for the first time, this year's workshop will be two weeks long, 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.

30/11/20202020-11-30T08:45:00 - 11/12/20202020-12-11T17:15:00
08:45 - 17:15
Online via Zoom


We are very pleased to announce the 7th jointly organised Diamond-CCP4 Data Collection and Structure Solution Workshop on practical macromolecular crystallography, to take place online this December.

When is it?

As the workshop will be run online, we have had to extend the length of the course to two weeks, ensuring the same amount of material is covered in a virtual setting with enough breaks away from the screen. Students are also expected to attend a preparation day in advance of the workshop (timings tbc) to ensure they are set up with all relevant software etc. Please see below the workshop days and timings involved:

  • Preparation day - Monday 23 November 2020
  • Week 1 - Monday 30 November to Friday 4 December 2020
  • Week 2 - Monday 7 December to Friday 11 December 2020
  • Each day will begin at 08:45 and will finish at 17:15 - please note this is GMT (UK time zone)

All students will be expected to attend the workshop in its entirety across the two weeks.

What's the format?

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. Hosted on Zoom, 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.

You can view the provisional programme here.

Who can apply?

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 data collection is expected, and applications from students who can bring an interesting project with them (crystals and possibly previously collected datasets) will be favoured.

Are there any equipment requirements?

Students will need to have the following equipment to take part in the workshop:

  • An internet connection
  • Desktop computer or laptop 
  • Acces to two screens is preferred, but not essential
  • Webcam (having your video on throughout the workshop will be expected)
  • Microphone

Students will be given access to most major MX software packages prior to the workshop.


There is no fee to attend this online workshop, however attendance will be subject to an application process and supervisors will be asked to submit a letter of support to back up the application.


*Disclaimer* Depending on the amount of submissions we receive, we may need to close applications earlier than the deadline to allow the organisers time to process them. You are therefore encouraged to submit your application as soon as you can with all the required details requested - any incomplete applications will not be processed.

Application requirements

As part of the application form, you will be required to:

  • Confirm that if successful you will commit to attending the workshop in its entirety
  • Confirm your supervisors details and ensure they are aware of your application in advance. They will then be contacted to supply a letter of support for you to attend this workshop.

Contact the organisers

​If you have any questions relating to this workshop then please email the Diamond Events Team

Visit the CCP4 Event page here also for updates.

Organised jointly by:

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