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7th International School on Biological Crystallization (ISBC2019)

Date: 26-May-2019 to 31-May-2019

Registration for the 7th International School on Biological Crystallization (ISBC2019), to be held in Granada (Spain) during May 26th to 31st, 2019 is now open

The School will provide five days of lectures, posters and practical demonstrations focused on the fundamentals of crystallization. The aim of the School is to introduce all participants into the fundamental knowledge about the behaviour of crystallizing solutions and their applications to the field of biological crystallization, including large crystals for neutron diffraction, tiny crystals for XFEL, and EM sample preparation/characterization.


  • Bernhard Rupp, k. k. Hofkristallamt, US.
  • Terese Bergfors, Uppsala University, Sweden.
  • Janet Newman, CSIRO, Australia.
  • Martin Caffrey, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland.
  • Petra Fromme, Arizona State University, US.
  • Juan Manuel Garcia-Ruiz, IACT, CSIC-UGR, Spain.
  • Joseph Ng, University of Alabama, US.
  • Jeroen Mesters, University of Lüebeck, Germany.
  • Marc Pusey, iXpressGenes, Huntsville, US.
  • Howard Einspahr, IUCr Journal Comission, US.
  • José A. Gavira, IACT, CSIC-UGR, Spain.
  • Hudel Luecke, University of Oslo, Norway.
  • Naoko Mizuno, Max Planck Institute, Germany.
  • Sergio Martínez, UGR, Spain.
  • Ivana K. Smatanova, University of South Bohemia, Czech Republic.
  • Nadine Candoni, CINam-Marseille, France.
  • Claude Sauter, IBMC, CNRS, France.
  • Christian Betzel, University of Hamburg, Germany.
  • Fermin Otálora, IACT, CSIC-UGR, Spain.
  • Christian Biertümpfel, Max Planck Institute, Germany.
  • Edward H. Snell, Hauptman-Woodward Institute, Buffalo, US.
  • May Marsh, Swiss Light Source at Paul Scherrer Institut, Swiss.
  • Jose Manuel Martin-Garcia, Arizona State University, US.
  • Katsuo Tsukamoto, Osaka University, Japan
  • Lata Govada, Imperial Collague, London, UK.
  • Guillermo Calero, University of Pittsburg, US.
  • Monica Budayova-Spano, Université Grenoble Alpes, France.
  • Pavlína Řezáčová, University of Prague, Czech Republic.
  • Abel Moreno, Universidad Autónoma de México, México.
  • Crissy Tarver, University of Alabama in Huntsville, USA.
  • Tom Peat, CSIRO, Australia.


  •    Nucleation: Classical and non-classical approaches.
  •    Crystal growth kinetics and mechanisms.
  •    Properties of macromolecular solutions (DLS/SAXS).
  •    Screening: The search for crystallization conditions
  •    Crystallization techniques: Batch, Vapour and Counter Diffusion, MMS, How do they work?
  •    Crystallization and diffusion transport: gels, microfluidics and microgravity.
  •    Crystallization of large crystals for Neutron diffraction.
  •    In vivo crystallization of tiny crystals for XFEL.
  •    Serial Crystallography.
  •    Polymorphism in protein crystals.
  •    Membrane protein crystallization: Lipid cubic phase, bicelles and detergents.
  •    Crystallization of Macromolecular Complexes.
  •    Electron microscopy for structural studies
  •    Sample manipulation, preparation and characterization by electron microscopy.