Instruct-ERIC Events

Hybrid structural biology approaches

Date: 11-Jun-2012

Contact: Rosemary Wilson


An Instruct funded course

Course Overview:

The course will cover theoretical and experimental approaches to Small Angle X-ray Scattering (SAXS), Macromolecular Crystallography (MX) and Electron Microscopy (EM) offered at EMBL Hamburg and EMBL Heidelberg. Combined use of these structural techniques will be demonstrated and discussed.

The course is aimed at PhD students and postdocs who have at least a basic understanding of one (or more) of the techniques listed above, and are interested in learning more about hybrid structural biology approaches.

Please note that there will be an additional possibility for a combination of SAXS with sample optimization and crystallization experiments, supported by the EU program P-Cube. The selected participants will be offered the opportunity to send their samples in advance to the EMBL Hamburg high-throughput crystallization platform. Depending on the crystallization results, P-Cube may sponsor optimization of the sample conditions, use of the EMBL Sample Preparation and Characterization (SPC) facility and more extensive SAXS experiments during the course. Travel support may also be offered for some of the P-cube sponsored participants. For more info, contact: