Second International Workshop on X-Ray
to Crystalline Biological Samples
1 - 2 December 2001
Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National
Specific topics for discussion will
- Experience of data collection at very
- Radiation damage at specific sites in
- Effect of radiation damage on
structure determination by MAD and SAD.
- Modeling studies of putative heating
effects at high intensities.
- Experience of use of helium for
- Assessment of the onset of increasing
degrees of radiation damage as a function of dose and
- Experience of radiation damage in
cryo-electron microscopy of biological
The organizers would very much welcome suggestions for
other interesting / essential topics which might be covered,
and also information on any new results or investigations
(both experimental or theoretical). Of particular interest
would be any studies that:
a) advance our understanding of the mechanisms
of radiation damage or
b) propose ways to mitigate the extent and/or effects of
Also welcome would be suggestions on who should present
these new findings. Please e-mail the organizers with
suggestions for speakers and abstracts of the findings to be
The main purpose of the workshop will be open discussion
of the topics; to facilitate this, the number of
participants will be limited to around 60.
The Workshop is funded by grants from DoE-BER and
NIH-NCRR and co-sponsored by the Structural Biology Center,
ANL, and the APS User Program Division. The APS Users Office
will make the on-site arrangements for the Workshop, along
with providing a meeting room and associated facilities.
There will be no registration fee. However, REGISTRATION
BY 17 NOVEMBER, 2001 IS
We are able to cover the expenses of around 15 invited
Other participants will be very welcome and will cover
their own travel and accommodation costs. Accommodation will
be available at the Argonne Guest House where a block of
rooms has been reserved.
A short summary of the First International Workshop, held
at the ESRF in June 1999 and generously financially
supported by the ESRF Council, can be found at http://www.esrf.fr/info/science/newsletter/oct99/DOSNEWS/News2.htm
A more detailed account is available (1999_WS_Summary).
Elspeth Garman (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Colin Nave (email@example.com)
Gerd Rosenbaum (firstname.lastname@example.org)