SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
Purpose & Scope of the Course:
The purpose of this course is to provide participants with hands-on experience of a variety of crystal growth methods for obtaining high quality crystals for synchrotron and XFELs sources. The course will address both conventional and non-conventional methods in protein crystal growth. Optimization methods will include application of oils, novel nucleating agents, detergents, crystallization in lipid cubic phase, the use of injectors, accustic droplet ejection and more. Introductory lectures will precede the hands-on tutorials planned for the course. Time for discussions and informal meetings with the tutors is scheduled.
Graduate students, post-doctoral fellows and research scientists interested in learning about different approaches to crystallization and automation.
The inclusion of a small resume and a statement of interest with the application form is required, as groups will be organized according to their common level. Preference will be given to attendeees that will also participate in Rapidata 2016
The course fee is $450 ($100 registration fee plus $350 social fee to cover all meals).