Diamond Light Source is pleased to announce the annual Biological cryo-Imaging (BCI) User Meeting which encompasses eBIC and B24. The event will be jointly held with the CCP-EM Spring Symposium annual meeting.
The Diamond Light Source, Biological Cryo-Imaging (BCI) User Meeting takes place in Nottingham, on 25th April 2023. The event is open to researchers from academia and industry but everyone with an interest in BioImaging is encouraged to attend. The meeting will provide a forum for the eBIC & B24 user communities to share BCI updates and highlights to the wider community via selected user talks, a roundtable discussion and keynote scientific talks.
This year's Biological cryo-Imaging (BCI) User Meeting has been expanded to include three additional specialised sessions focused on:
- B24 and the application of cryo soft X-ray tomography in bioimaging for both novice and experienced users (Maria Harkiolaki, B24, Diamond Light Source)
- Best practises for high-resolution single-particle data collection as applied to drug-discovery projects (Jason von Rooyen, eBIC Industry, Diamond Light Source)
- Getting the most out of new sample preparation technologies: samples and access routes (Miriam Weckener, SPT Labtech)
These focused sessions will take place in the morning (11-12:00), and befollowed by lunch for all attendees and then the main User Meeting that will take up the rest of the afternoon. The meeting will conclude with a drinks/ buffet reception and will be topped off by the first joint Diamond Light Source / CCP-EM Ceilidh.
The CCP-EM Spring Symposium will follow on from the BCI User Meeting. The symposium will take place in Nottingham, on 26th and 27th April 2023 and provides a forum to highlight state of the art developments in computational cryo-EM and related themes as well as showcasing outstanding recent biological applications. Topics will include:
- instrument technology
- sample preparation
- image processing
- single particle reconstruction
- model building
The joint event promotes an inclusive, friendly atmosphere welcoming both current and new members to the community.