Most of training and educational activities in BioCARS are informal, daily, one-to-one interactions with our users and collaborators, but we periodically supplement this extensive informal training with more formal, workshop-type training. For example, a workshop we organized in 2006 focused on time-resolved and Laue techniques.

Because a major mission of the BioCARS facility is to develop time-resolved techniques and to train and expand the user community in this area of research, we commit significant time and effort to training new users in all aspects of the time-resolved technique (hardware, software, experimental procedures, data processing and analysis), and to keeping more experienced users up to date on the latest developments.


Science Careers in Search of Women Conference, Tour of BioCARS

MAY 2, 2017

As in previous years, BioCARS participated again in the ANL-hosted annual Science Careers in Search of Women Conference this year (Click here for more). Participants were provided with the unique opportunity to learn more about STEM careers, in an effort to increase the representation of women in the science and technology fields.  At BioCARS, the students spoke to Dr. Irina Kosheleva about time-resolved macromolecular crystallography and solution scattering.  Students walked away with a better understanding of the synchrotron facilities and importance of X-ray scattering techniques for understanding structure and function of health-related biological macromolecules.

Workshop - Tracking Electronic and Structural Dynamics in Proteins and Materials at Sector 14

May 13th, 2015

The major upgrade to the BioCARS 14-ID beamline [1] produced unprecedented time-resolved capabilities that have been exploited for x-ray science spanning biology, chemistry, materials science, and physics. More recently, a new area detector (Rayonix MX340-HS, a 60-megapixel high-readout-rate integrating area detector) and secondary Kirkpatrick-Baez focusing mirrors were installed. The new equipment expands opportunities for time-resolved X-ray diffraction and solution scattering at 14-ID even further, by providing ~15 x 15 µm2 focused pink or monochromatic beam.

Satellite Workshop at 2013 APS User Meeting

May 9, 2013

The last major upgrade to the BioCARS 14ID beamline, completed in 2008, produced unprecedented time-resolved capabilities that have been exploited in many areas of X-ray science spanning biology, chemistry and physics. An APS-funded upgrade aims to further expand the capabilities of the 14ID beamline for the Physical Sciences. This workshop will bring together practitioners of time-resolved X-ray science to (1) discuss current capabilities and use of 14ID, and (2) discuss future challenges, needs and opportunities provided by the APS Upgrade to this diverse scientific community.

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Workshop on Dynamic X-ray Scatter in Structural Biology 2011

November 2-4, 2011

This workshop will provide hands-on training in designing and conducting time-resolved experiments principally in macromolecular crystallography, but also in fiber diffraction and solution scattering from biological samples.  BioCARS and BioCAT users will learn about the exciting new capabilities in dynamic scattering at beamlines 14-ID and 18-ID of the APS.

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Administrative Contact

Vukica Srajer
Research Beamline Scientist
(630) 252-0455