SAXS and Crystallography Workshop 2017
The 8th annual SIBYLS bioSAXS workshop will cover frontiers in Biological SAXS. The two-day workshop provided participants with software tutorial sessions for biological SAXS in addition to hands-on training in experimental techniques. The latest advances in SAXS studies on biological systems were discussed with particular focus on advances in synchrotron scattering techniques, dynamic and flexible structures in biomolecule, membrane protein scattering, and complementary methods in crystals and in solution. Updates on current developments of software for SAXS analysis pertaining to structural biology will be illustrated.
The first day of the workshop will begin with a brief run-through on current updates. Greg Hura, Berkeley Lab’s SAXS Beamline scientist at SIBYLS, will introduce the capabilities of the new detector and the future of high throughput SAXS at the SIBYLS Beamline 12.3.1. The keynote speaker, John Tainer from MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, will continue Dr. Hura’s discussion by elaborating on the basics of SAXS.
Michal Hammel, another one of Berkeley Lab’s SAXS Beamline Scientists, will give a talk about SAXS modeling, SAXS profile computations using FOXS, and calculations of SAXS shape.
Other distinguished speakers (TBD), will contribute to the basis of the workshop over two days by sharing complementary experimental approaches and modeling techniques. This will provide for a flux of ideas among workshop participants, and inspire new perspectives for future data analysis. The second day of the workshop will be dedicated to practical hands-on exercises.