SAXS Tensor Tomography Workshop

Sep 30. till Sep 30.

SAXS Tensor Tomography Workshop

Diamond Light Source and I22 are hosting a SAXS Tensor Tomography workshop on Friday 30th September 2022 with the aim of discussing the latest advances and opportunities in this emerging technique. The workshop will bring people together to explore potential for the technique and share experimental experiences and theory advances. This is a great opportunity to help Diamond/I22 drive the next phase of development in this exciting new field. As well as talks, we welcome contributions in the form of posters from attendees.

30/09/20222022-09-30T09:00:00 - 30/09/20222022-09-30T17:00:00
09:00 - 17:00
Diamond House, Diamond Light Source


Please find the provisional programme below for reference (subject to change).

09:00-09:50 | Arrival/Registration, tea and coffee in the atrium

09:50-10:00 | Welcome - Dave Stuart/Rob Rambo, Diamond Light Source

09:55-10:00 | Objectives - Nick Terrill, Diamond Light Source

10:00-12:30 | Session 1 – Overview and Algorithm Development

10:00-10:25 | Overview of Tomography SAXS Science - Marianne Liebi, PSI Switzerland

10:25-10:50 | Bone is not just bone, studying bone tissue heterogeneity with SAXS and WAXS tensor tomography - Tilman Gruenewald, Institut Fresnel

10:50-11:15 | Tensor Tomography SAXS Algorithm Development - Leonard Nielsen, Chalmers University of Technology

11:15-11:40 | SAXS tomography as a transverse ray transform inversion problem - William Lionheart, University of Manchester

11:40-12:05 | Tomographic software at Diamond and other imaging facilities - Daniil Kazantsev, Diamond Light Source

12:05-13:00 | Lunch in the atrium with Posters

13:00-14:30 | Session 2 – Science Drivers

13:00-13:15 | Tensor Tomography SAXS Example Results - Tayyaba Rabnawaz, University of Surrey/Diamond Light Source

13:15-13:40 | The past and future of Rich tomography - Alexander Korsunsky, Oxford University

13:40-14:05 | Probing Osteoarthritis using Synchrotron Imaging: Past Successes and Future Perspectives - Peter Lee, University College London

14:05-14:30 | X-ray scattering in the eye - a look to the future - James Bell, Cardiff University, UK

14:30-15:00 | Tea/coffee in the atrium

15:00-15:50 | Session 3 – Science Drivers

15:00-15:25 | 3D combined SAXS and X-ray tomography of model collagenous tissues: initial results and current directions - Himadri Gupta/Elis Newham, Queen Mary University of London

15:25-15:50 | Applying SAXD and WAXD to study the molecular basis of bone health, ageing, and disease – Richard Abel, Imperial College London

15:50-17:00 | Session 4 - Future Planning

15:50-16:35 | Group Discussion (Algorithm Development, Technology Requirements, Science Drivers)

16:35-17:00 | Feedback and wrap up with action plan


If you'd like to contribute to the workshop in the form of a poster, please let us know on the registration form so we know how many poster boards are needed. Our poster boards are standard 2m x 1m and would recommend printing A0 Portrait. We can provide poster fixings on the day.


This workshop is free to attend however registration is mandatory as spaces are limited.

Registration is open via the link below and will close on Friday 16th September 2022 at 17:00 BST (UK time).


Early Career Researcher - Bursary Opportunity

If you are an Early Career Researcher (up to 5 years post-award of PhD) and wish to apply for travel support from ImagingBioPro, please visit their travel bursary page for more details.

With thanks to our workshop partner



Getting to Diamond

The event will take place in Diamond House, located within the RAL Site on Harwell Campus. The full address is:

Diamond Light Source Ltd
Diamond House
Harwell Science and Innovation Campus
OX11 0DE


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

Contact us

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

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