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BioXFEL 5th International Conference

Date: 13-Feb-2018 to 16-Feb-2018

Contact: Madalena Gallagher

Registration for the 5th BioXFEL International Conference is now open.

The Conference will take place from the 13-15 February 2018 at the The National Science and Technology Center, New Orleans, LA

 BioXFEL will be Holding a EuXFEL Data Analysis Workshop immediately following the meeting on February 16th.

Conference Co-Chairs:

Dr. James Fraser (UCSF) & Dr. Richard Kirian (ASU)

Program Committee:

Sebastien Boutet (LCLS)

Ana Gonzalez (SSRL)

James Naismith (U of St. Andrews)

Alexandra Ros (ASU)

Ilme Schlichting(MPI)

Keynote Speaker

Krystle McLaughlin - Vassar

Confirmed Speakers (more to be announced shortly):

Michael Brown - University of Arizona

Henry Chapman - DESY

Tatiana Domratcheva - MPI Heidelberg

Matthias Frank - LBNL

Petra Fromme - ASU

Marie Gruenbein - MPI Heidelberg

Doeke Hekstra - Harvard

Michael Hennig - LeadXpro

Brenda Hogue - ASU

Jochen Hub - Gottingen

Andrea Katz - Cornell

Minoru Kubo - RIKEN

Adrian Mancuso - EuXFEL

Andrea Markelz - UB

Allen Orville - Diamond Light Source

Sarah Perry - UMass Amherst

Carolin Seuring - CFEL

Iris Young - LBNL

Helen Gin - Diamond, Oxford

David Case - Rutgers

Alendra Ross - ASU

EuXFEL Data Analysis Workshop

The European XFEL saw its first user experiments in September 2017. This exciting new light source promises to open up new types of experiments for structural biology with XFELs. EuXFEL is different from previous XFELs like LCLS and SACLA in that it provides extremely high pulse repetition rate and a unique pulse train structure. The high repetition rate of some 27000 pulses per second (compared to 120 Hz at LCLS) enables rapid data collection for serial crystallography and single molecule diffraction experiments. This means new data collection strategies are needed to deal with the rapid data acquisition, data reduction, high bandwidth and storage requirements for data processing.

The fee for the workshop is $125 and it will be held at Louisiana State University School of Nursing. For complete details click here.


The conference will be held at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside walking distance to French Quarters and Jackson Square, with amazing views of the Mississippi River from the upper floors. Taxi service is available just outside the airport. Rooms are available at the following rates:









Hotel reservations available at or by phone 504-584-3999. Please note the group code for this meeting is BFI and must be referenced in order to receive the discount.

Deadline for securing lodging at the group rate is January 1st, 2018

Registration Fees

Conference Fees:

Through 10.15:  $350; $250 student

10.16 - 11.15:  $400; $300 student

11.16 onward: $450; $350 student

Workshop Fee: $125

New Orleans, United States

BioXFEL 5th International Conference