MX BAG Training

Feb 19. till Feb 20.

MX BAG Training

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

19/02/20202020-02-19 - 20/02/20202020-02-20
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 19th and 20th February 2020.

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.

The MX Bag training is targeted at all users, not limited to students and post docs. It is essential that each BAG sends at least one representative per calendar yearcalendar year, so they can cascade the information to the rest of their BAG.

Sessions include:

Welcome & Registration on 19th February, from 11 am to 11:30 am, followed by a welcome presentation and lunch.

19th February – Hands on software

  • MX software: automation in data analysis
  • MX software: DUI, CCP4, advanced DIALS
  • Experiment database: ISPyB

20th February Beamline sessions

  • Multi-axis goniometry, anomalous data collection and the new Eiger2 detector
  • Introduction to the dedicated in situ beamline VMXi
  • Microbeams and serial crystallography
  • Fragment screening in crystals
  • Long wavelength MX experiments


Application will close at midday on Monday 27th January 2020.

All applicants will be informed about the outcome of their application shortly after.


Places are limited to 25 participants. 

The attendance to this event is free-of-charge and includes a catered lunch on the 19th and 20th February, as well as accommodation and dinner for the night of the 19th February. Travelling expenses within the UK will also be provided.

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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