MX BAG Training

Feb 22. till Feb 23.

MX BAG Training

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

22/02/20222022-02-22 - 23/02/20222022-02-23
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 22nd and 23rd February 2023.

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 MX beamlines, with particular focus on new beamlines such as VMXi, VMXm and recent developments on other beamlines and facilities as well as software sessions for data analysis.

Programme and content

Wednesday 22nd February

Registrations will be open from 11am to 11.30am and followed by a welcome presentations and lunch.

Wednesday 22nd February and Thursday 23rd February

Will include a serie of sessions covering the following contents:

  • MX Software including advanced DIALS and problem-solving examples
  • Dose-aware data collection development at I04
  • New micro/nano-focus beamline VMXm
  • Developments at the in situ beamline VMXi
  • Serial Crystallography options from I24, the XFEL Hub and VMXi
  • Preparations for Fragment Screening in Crystals with XChem
  • Long wavelength MX experiments at I23
  • Getting the most out of Unattended Data Collections


This event will be accessible upon application. Places are limited to 25 participants.

The attendance to this event is free-of-charge and includes a catered lunch on 22nd & 23rd February, as well as accommodation and dinner for the night of 22nd February. Travelling expenses within the UK will also be provided.

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 year.

Application is now open and will close 17:00 (GMT) on Friday 27th January 2023. All applicants will be informed about the outcome of their application shortly after.


For any queries please contact the Diamond User Office.

Parking on Campus:

Parking on the Harwell Campus is extremely limited and visitors’ parking cannot be guaranteed. We strongly recommend travelling by public transport, where possible.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

You'll find more information here on how to get to Diamond by Public Transport.

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