Recent breakthroughs & developments in sample delivery methods for X-ray serial crystallography

Aug 21. till Aug 21.

Recent breakthroughs & developments in sample delivery methods for X-ray serial crystallography

Diamond proudly supports the workshop “Recent breakthroughs & developments in sample delivery methods for X-ray serial crystallography” co-organisers by La Trobe University, EuXFEL and Diamond Light Source.

Serial crystallography experiments at synchrotron and X-ray free-electron laser sources are creating new opportunities to collect data more efficiently and from ever smaller samples, as well as to probe molecular dynamics. Both chemical and macromolecular crystallography has benefitted significantly. However, the preparation, delivery, and analysis of diffraction data from millions of tiny crystals present a range of challenges. One of the most significant technical hurdles is how to rapidly and continuously deliver fresh crystals to the X-ray beam.

In this workshop we will hear from pioneers of serial crystallography, showcasing their latest research in macromolecular and chemical serial crystallography.

Anyone interested is welcome to attend and exchange ideas during the morning session, followed by lunch (provided), which includes a poster session.

The afternoon session will be a ‘hands on’ sample delivery workshop, where participants will get to see firsthand some of the latest developments in microcrystal sample handling and delivery. This will include demonstrations of sample preparation techniques and setting up different sample delivery systems. The afternoon session is limited to 40 participants, so ensure you book your space as early as you can!

21/08/20232023-08-21 - 21/08/20232023-08-21
La Trobe University, Bundoora, Australia
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Please find here the full workshop agenda.


  • Junko Yano, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • Aina Cohen , Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource
  • James Nathan Hohman, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • Alessandra Henkel, Center for Free-Electron Laser Science, DESY
  • Eleanor Campbell, Australian Synchrotron
  • Nadia Zatsepin, La Trobe University

Workshop instructors

  • Connie Darmanin, La Trobe University
  • Adam Round, European XFEL
  • Richard Bean, European XFEL
  • Fabio Dall'Antonia, European XFEL
  • Alessandra Henkel, Center for Free-Electron Laser Science, DESY
  • Andrew Formosa, La Trobe University
  • Jaydeep Patel, La Trobe University


  • The morning lecture session will be held in the Agora Cinema at La Trobe University, Bundoora (Melbourne) Campus. 
  • The afternoon hands-on session  will be held in room 221 of the Physical Sciences 1 Building (PS1).  PS1 is a short walk from the Agora. Room 221 is on the 2nd floor. Stairs and a lift are easily accessible.

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