The Gordon Research Seminar on Diffraction Methods in Structural Biology is a unique forum for graduate students, post-docs, and other scientists with comparable levels of experience and education to present and exchange new data and cutting edge ideas.
Macromolecular crystallography is experiencing a revolution in the rate of data collection. This has been enabled through innovations in fast readout detectors, extensive beamline automation, and the development of more advanced sources such as XFELs. Serial crystallography, time-resolved studies and dynamics, and micro electron diffraction are harnessing these developments to generate an unprecedented amount of data. As gigabyte and even terabyte-sized datasets become more common, high performance data storage and new methods to automate data processing will be paramount in the standard workflow. This seminar will highlight experiments already producing large datasets and methods facilitating fast and efficient protein structure solution. We also ask the question: what new biological systems could be the next great structural challenge given this data-rich revolution?
The seminar will feature approximately 10 talks and 2 poster sessions. All attendees are expected to actively participate in the GRS, either by giving an oral presentation or presenting a poster. Therefore, all applications must include an abstract.
The seminar chair will select speakers from abstracts submitted by April 25, 2020. Those applicants who are not chosen for talks and those who apply after the deadline to be considered for an oral presentation will be expected to present a poster. In order to participate, you must submit an application by the date indicated in the Application Information section above.
Gordon Research Seminars are 2-day meetings which take place on the Saturday and Sunday just prior to the start of the associated GRC. The GRS opens with a 1-hour introductory session on Saturday afternoon, followed by a poster session, dinner and a 2-hour session in the evening. Sunday morning begins with breakfast and is followed by another 2-hour session, a second poster session, and lunch. A final 1-hour session takes place just after lunch, and the associated GRC begins later that evening.