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Southampton Diffraction Centre and Rigaku Europe Meeting Event

14:00 - 16:45
17 July 2012
Room 1003, Nightingale Building (67), Highfield Campus, University of Southampton, University Road, SO17 1BJ

For more information regarding this event, please email Ivo Tews at .

Event details

Southampton Diffraction Centre and Rigaku Europe are hosting a meeting entitled "Home X-ray sources and automation".

The Southampton Diffraction Centre (SDC) and Rigaku Europe are hosting a meeting which is concerned with efficient use of home X-ray sources in the times of readily available Synchrotron radiation: What is the advantage of in-house testing and data collection, and what are the limits of in-house data acquisition?

With a combined small crystal and macromo-lecular set-up the Southampton Diffraction Centre is uniquely suited to discuss these questions. In running such a facility, what is a healthy balance between collaborative academic projects and service crystallography? The meeting also addresses techniques of macromolecular crystallisation, the minimal required set-up and the potential of the methods for crystal detection and growth control.

The session is suitable for users of the equipment as well as those interested in setting up this technology.


14:00 - 14:05 Welcome
14:05 - 15:00 Panel discussion: What capabilities do we expect from a
                       home lab?  Panel Members include:
                       Simon Coles (SDC and National Crystallography 
                       Olivia Sleator (Rigaku Europe)
                       Adam Irvine (Research & Innovation Services,
15:10 - 15:30 Tour I Diffraction; Tour II Crystallisation
15:10 - 15:30 Tour I Crystallisation; Tour II Diffraction
16:00 - 16:45 Coffee and round table discussion on:
                       (a) optimisation of the home lab and
                       (b) getting it right - the balance between commercial and
                       academic work.


Registration:  Please email Ivo Tews, to register your place.

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