Biological Cryo-Imaging (BCI) User Meeting | CCP-EM

Apr 25. till Apr 27.

Biological Cryo-Imaging (BCI) User Meeting | CCP-EM

CCP-EM and Diamond Light Source are pleased to announce the Diamond Light Source BCI User Meeting 2023, jointly organised with the 9th CCP-EM Spring Symposium.

25/04/20232023-04-25T11:00:00 - 27/04/20232023-04-27T18:30:00
11:00 - 18:30
De Vere East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham
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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
  • tomography 
  • model building

The joint event promotes an inclusive, friendly atmosphere welcoming both current and new members to the community.


See here the full programme of the joint BCI User Meeting and CCP-EM Spring symposium


We are very interested in hearing your opinion and be able to include it as part of the roundtable discussion.

Please Click here to complete the BCI User Meeting Survey by the end of Tuesday 11th April 2023.

Speakers & Organisers

Confirmed BCI speakers:

  • Bridget Carragher (Chan Zuckerberg Imaging Institute)
  • Elizabeth Wright (UW-Madison)
  • Victoria Garcia Giner (Imperial College London)
  • Peter Wing (Nuffield Department of Medicine, Oxford)
  • Plus eBIC user meeting round-table discussion

BCI User meeting organising committee:

  • Lorna Malone (eBIC, Diamond Light Source)
  • Archana Jadhav (B24, Diamond Light Source)
  • Rachel Freeman (Industrial Liaison Office, Diamond Light Source)

Confirmed CCP-EM Spring Symposium speakers:

  • Alan Brown (Harvard)
  • Beatriz Costa Gomes (Turing)
  • Tristan Croll (Altos)
  • Ieva Drulyte (TFS)
  • Rene Frank (Leeds)
  • Michael Grange (Franklin)
  • Matt Iadanza (STFC)
  • Kiarash Jamali (MRC-LMB)
  • Gerard Kleywegt (EBI)
  • Sam Lacey (Human Technopole)
  • Bonnie Murphy (Max Planck Biophysics)
  • Randy Read (Cambridge)
  • Ricardo Righetto (Basel)
  • Elizabeth Villa (UCSD)* remote
  • Janet Vonck (Max Planck Biophysics)

CCP-EM Spring Symposiumscientific organisers:

  • Vicki Gold (Exeter)
  • Stephan Meuch (Leeds)


We would like to thank Thermo Fisher ScientificSPT Labtech & QuantifoilQuantum DetectorsEvotoc  and Dectris for their support.





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