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Future Events > De-Mystifying X-ray Data Processing in Macromolecular Crystallography

De-Mystifying X-ray Data Processing in Macromolecular Crystallography

14—15 November 2016

Charles Darwin House, London, UK

Biochemical Society Training Days

Biochemical Society Training Days are designed to address a specific scientific training need within the bioscience community, aimed at PhD level and beyond. These events aim to create a platform for participants to gain hands-on experience, and an opportunity to ask questions and discuss problems with experts in the field.

The overall objective of this training day is to understand and optimize diffraction data in order to enable structure determination and refinement. It will be tailored for early-stage PhD students. Tutorials with sample data sets will be analyzed to provide a hands-on experience in data reduction.  Software developers and experts in the field will deliver lectures and assist in mentoring students during the tutorials.


  • Crystals, lattices, point and space groups
  • Diffraction and the Ewald sphere 
  • Indexing and space group determination
  • Scaling, mosaicity, anisotropy, twinning
  • XDS, MOSFLM and DIALS packages


  • Karine Röwer (Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin, Germany)
  • Phil Evans (MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK)
  • Bill Shepard (SOLEIL synchrotron, France)
  • Harry Powell (MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK)
  • Kay Diederichs (University of Konstanz, Germany)
  • Graeme Winter (Diamond Light Source, UK)


This training day is now fully booked.

A waitlist is in operation - please contact to enquire.



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