SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

RapiData 2017 at SSRL - Data Collection and Structure Solving: A Practical Course in Macromolecular X-Ray Diffraction Measurement
April 16-21 2017

RapiData 2017 at SSRL is a practical course in macromolecular X-ray diffraction data collection, data processing and structure solution. The aim of the RapiData course is to educate and train young scientists in data collection and processing methods at synchrotron beamlines, using state-of-the-art software and instrumentation

The course will comprise hands-on experiments at the SSRL beamlines, software tutorials, and lectures on the following topics:

  • Specimen preparation, tactics in data collection
  • X-ray light sources
  • X-ray detectors
  • Data reduction
  • Structure solving by MAD, SAD and Molecular replacement
  • Complementary methods (spectroscopy and small angle scattering)

For more information about the course see the announcement.

Previous RapiData courses at SLAC


RapiData is organized by the Structural Molecular Biology (SMB) program at SSRL, supported primarily by the NIH National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) through a Biomedical Technology Research Resource P41 grant (P41GM103393), by the DOE Office of Biological and Environmental Research, and by private partners.

RapiData 2017 is also supported by the following institutions: