Remote data collection is routinely possible at Diamond Light Source (DLS,
Oxford) and the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF, Grenoble)
and other European synchrotrons are also planning to make this available.
There will be an Instruct-ERIC / OPEN-Sesame Workshop, at the Weizmann
Institute of Science (May 14-18, 2018), describing these protocols for
remote data collection at DLS and ESRF with real-time demonstrations and
the possibility for participants to actually collect
data on their own or test crystals at the ESRF and DLS.
The data processing pipelines and the structure determination pipelines,
that are available at the synchrotron sites, will be explained and used.
This is particularly important due to the 1 year shut-down of the ESRF staring
in late in 2018.
For students/postdocs requiring travel support this will be possible.
There will be excellent opportunities to interact with experts from ESRF,
DLS, MAX-IV (Lund) on how to optimally benefit from this advanced
technology made available at these synchrotron for on-site and remote data
collection for the structural biology community. Computing facilities and
expertise are also available for using the remotely collected data in
subsequent structure determination and structure validation calculations.
The workshop is particularly targeted for students having projects aimed
at 3D structure determination using biomacromolecular crystals, working at
institutes that are a member of SESAME and/or working at institutes of
Instruct-ERIC countries relatively far from European Synchrotrons, as well
as for students from non-EU countries working at EU-institutes who need to
apply for visa, restricting efficient access to perform on-site data
collection. Students are encouraged to sent crystals in advance, which
will then be shipped to DLS or ESRF.
Details on these shipments will be provided to the participants of the
Please apply by the deadline 11-Mar-2018 at:
Joel & Rik