X-Ray Free Electron Laser

Date: 14-Nov-2012 1:00 CET to -

Contact: Claudia Alen Amaro

X-Ray Free Electron Lasers are in operation and under construction across the globe. A free half a day workshop for the UK community will showcase important and exciting results that have been obtained using X-FELs.

The meeting is organised under the Instruct banner by Jim Naismith (St Andrews), supported by Diamond Light Source.


10.00: Welcome - Dave Stuart (Diamond/Oxford University) and Jim Naismith (St Andrews University)

10.30: Henry Chapman (European X-FEL) “Serial femtosecondNanocrystallography: A new method to overcome barriers in structure determination”

11.15: IlmeSchlichting(MPG) “X-ray free-electron lasers: Emerging opportunities for structural biology”

12.00: Richard Neutze(Gothenburg) “Serial femtosecondcrystallography and time-resolved WAXS studies of a photosynthetic reaction centre”

12.45: Christian Betzel(University of Hamburg) "Latest methods to grow and prepare micro- and nano- crystals for future free-electron-lasers will open new routes in structural biology"


1.30: Working lunch and discussion


2.00: Funders and UK participant discussion

3.00 Close


Registration is now closed.

The workshop will be held at the Burroughs Room at the Wellcome Collection Conference Centre on Euston Road. Coffee at 10am for a 10.30 prompt start the 14th of November 2012.

Registration for the meeting is now closed.


The following accommodation options are suggested - all are within 5 minutes walk of the meeting venue: please book your own accommodation directly with the hotel.

Hilton London Euston Hotel (4 star)

Address              17-18 Upper Woburn Place London WC1H 0HT

Location              Central London near Euston

Reservations      Telephone: 020 7420 4963


Euston Square Hotel (4 star)

Address              152-156 North Gower Street NW1 2LU

Location              Central London near Euston

Reservations      Telephone: 020 7388 0099


Ibis London Euston St Pancras (2 star)

Address              Cardington Street, London NW1 2LW

Location              Central London near Euston

Reservations      Telephone: 020 7304 7712