MX BAG Training

Mar 06. till Mar 07.

MX BAG Training

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

06/03/20242024-03-06 - 07/03/20242024-03-07
Diamond Light Source, Oxfordshire, UK
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The Diamond Light Source Macromolecular Crystallography group would like to invite both our academic and industrial users to MX beamline training sessions on the 6th and 7th March 2024.

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.

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.

Programme and content

Wednesday 6th March 2024

Registrations will be open from 10.30am to 11am and followed by a welcome presentations and lunch.

Wednesday 6th March and Thursday 7th March 2024

Will include a series 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

Fragment Screening on the XChem platform

As part of the training, interested attendee, may have the opportunity to be selected for an additional day of training to try the XChem facilities at Diamond Light Source. If you are interested in this opportunity, please indicate it on your application.


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

Application is now open and will close 10:00 (GMT) on Wednesday 7th February 2024. All applicants will be informed about the outcome of their application shortly after.




The attendance to this event is free-of-charge and includes a catered lunch on 6th and 7th March, as well as accommodation (upon request) and dinner for the night of 6th March.

Travelling expenses within the UK will also be provided.

Please refrain from arranging any travel until you receive confirmation of successfull application for this training.

Contact the organisers

Should you have any question, please contact:

Diamond Light Source

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