Workshops And Outreach

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.

BioCARS Participates In Annual X-Ray School

On June 16 and 17, 2010, BioCARS conducted two half-day experiments with total of 13 students from the National School on Neutron and X-ray Scattering. Instructors Irina Koshelev and Vukica Srajer demonstrated time-resolved macromolecular crystallography using photoactive yellow protein crystals, as well as Laue data processing using the program Precognition. The...

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Staff Member Contributes To Fiber Diffraction Workshop

BioCARS beamline scientist Robert Henning participated in a workshop on fiber diffraction hosted by BioCAT (APS beamline 18-ID). The event included a demonstration of fiber crystallography capabilities at BioCARS beamline 14-BM-C. BioCARS and BioCAT have complementary techniques for this type of study and have made collaborative arrangements under which users may...

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BioCARS Workshop on Time-resolved and Laue X-ray Crystallography

BioCARS organized the Workshop on Time-resolved and Laue X-ray Crystallography, held on May 6-8, 2006, immediately following the APS User Meeting. The goals of the workshop were to present current state-of-the-art capabilities of time-resolved crystallography to the biology and chemistry communities and to stimulate interest in time-resolved phenomena. The workshop...

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