International Summer School of Crystallography

chaired by Cornelius Gati (Center for Free-Electron Laser Science - DESY)
from to (Europe/Berlin)
at DESY Hamburg ( CFEL Seminar Room )
Notkestrasse 85 Building 99 22607 Hamburg
Description International Summer School of Crystallography (11. – 17. May 2014)

Under the auspices of the International Year of Crystallography: http://www.iycr2014.org.

Tutor: Prof. Carmelo Giacovazzo

Speakers: Prof. Henry Chapman (CFEL), Dr. Thomas Schneider (EMBL), Dr. Gleb Bourenkov (EMBL), Dr. Thomas A. White (CFEL), Dr. Adrian Mancuso (European XFEL)

Place: Center for Free-Electron Laser Science at DESY, Hamburg (D)

Organizers: PIER Helmholtz Graduate School, IMPRS-UFAST Graduate School (Max Planck Society), Hamburg Center for Ultrafast Imaging (CUI Excellence Cluster), Center for Free-Electron Laser Science


Dear All,
We are pleased to announce the first International Summer School of Crystallography at the Center for Free-Electron Laser Science at DESY, Hamburg (D). As part of the International Year of Crystallography 2014, Prof. Carmelo Giacovazzo will give a full week of lectures on the basics of crystallography, as well as the basics of modern phasing methods in protein crystallography. The course will cover basic mathematical understanding of crystallographic point and space groups, diffraction experiments, structure factor calculations, systematic absences, determination of space groups and many additional topics. After the discussions of theory, one afternoon will be spent to learn about modern applications of protein crystallography using advanced light sources, such as 3rd generation synchrotron and XFELs. The course will be given mainly for PhD students working in the field of crystallography, but exceptions for motivated PostDocs and MSc students can be made. The course will mostly cover mathematical background of crystallography, hence we are looking for students, having a (bio)physics background. This will NOT be a workshop covering protein crystallographic programs but will rather be theory oriented. The course will start Sunday (11.05.2014) around lunch and will end Saturday (17.05.2014) around lunch.

The registration fee is 100 EUR per person including coffee breaks and lunch.

Accommodations can be made at the DESY Guest House: 70 EUR per person for 7 nights (10.-17.05.2014).


The application deadline is on the 28th of February 2014. Notification of accepted applications will be sent during March 2014. Places and accommodation are limited to 30 students in total.
The application is a two step process:

  1. Complete the application form (located at the bottom of the page).

  2. Applicants must provide a motivation letter, as well as, a CV, directly to the organizer Cornelius Gati (cornelius.gati@cfel.de).


Places and accommodation are limited to 30 students in total.

Please contact Cornelius Gati regarding further questions (cornelius.gati@cfel.de).

We are looking forward to welcome you in Hamburg!



For further information please visit our website:

http://conferences.cfel.de/issc14
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