Events Workshops & Conferences

Since 2004, we at MiTeGen have sponsored and attended numerous events, meetings, workshops and conferences. These include those pertaining to Cryo-EM, Crystallography, Structural Biology and more. While we are in the business of supplying researchers with products and services supporting their work in the fields of Cryo-EM, Crystallography, Structural Biology, Material Science and beyond, we are also deeply committed to supporting our industry and the people within it through our sponsorship and attendance.

Use this page to discover upcoming industry events, meetings, workshops and conferences we are sponsoring and/or attending. For those events we are attending we would very much like to meet you in person. See listings below for how to find us at event.

This page also lists past events we have been involved in.

If you have an event, meeting, workshop or conference you would like us to sponsor, please visit our sponsorship request form to submit it for review.

Current and Future Events - Meetings - Workshops - Conferences

Cell Bio 2021

Start date: December 1, 2021 - End date: December 10, 2021
Location: Virtual

Cell Bio, the joint meeting of the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) and European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO), is an arena to showcase a diverse global community of the brightest minds in cell biology.

The meeting focuses on cell biology as the fundamental basis of biology as well as sessions on emerging interdisciplinary topics.

Asia-Pacific Cryo-EM Symposium

Start date: December 6, 2021 - End date: December 8, 2021
Location: Virtual

The goal of the Asia-Pacific Cryo-EM Symposium is to showcase the latest and greatest of cryo-EM. Talks will span a broad range of fields, including virology, cell biology, biochemistry and methods development. A diverse a group of speakers, including many early-career scientists, will present state-of-the-art research. The target audience is cryo-EM practitioners and those interested in cryo-EM. This will be held through Zoom.

[email protected] User Meeting

Date: December 9, 2021
Location: Virtual

With the series of annual user meetings we bring together our user community to intensify scientific exchange and stimulating new collaborations. The meetings will provide an overview of the many exciting and inspiring research results obtained at our facility in the past year. A keynote lecture, plenary talks, discussions, a public lecture and a poster session will provide vast possibilities of information and discussion.

Structural Biology Finland Conference 2021

Date: December 17, 2021
Location: Helsinki, Finland

The Structural Biology Finland Conference 2021 highlights the official opening of the Instruct-ERIC Centre Finland, show-casing the latest scientific highlights in integrated structural cell biology and demonstrating the use of key research infrastructure available in the Instruct-ERIC and FINStruct service catalogues. Participants can present posters, flash talks and give industrial exhibitions.

6th International Conference on Surface X-ray and Neutron Scattering (SXNS16)

Start date: January 11, 2022 - End date: January 14, 2022
Location: Lund, Sweden

The SXNS16 conference will be held in Lund, Sweden.  It will emphasize novel techniques for surface x-ray and neutron scattering including instrumentation and source development. Topics will include in-situ and in-operando surface studies, nanostructured surfaces and interfaces, surface and interfaces in soft matter, biological interfaces, emergent interfacial materials, and dynamics of surfaces, interfaces and nanostructures.

27th Australian Conference on Microscopy and Microanalysis (ACMM)

Start date: January 30, 2022 - End date: February 3, 2022
Location: Perth, Australia

The 27th Australian Conference on Microscopy and Microanalysis brings together colleagues from life sciences and physical sciences who are working together towards new visions and goals in microscopy. We take pride in putting together a strong program for the conference based on advances in electron and light microscopy and microscopy-enabled research in life sciences and physical sciences. The conference will include oral and poster presentation sessions, pre-conference workshops, Corporate Breakfasts, Special Interest Group workshops, trade displays and social events. Join us at The University Club of Western Australia, UWA, Perth from 30 January to 3 February, 2022.

Biophysical Society 2022 Annual Meeting

Start date: February 19, 2022 - End date: February 23, 2022
Location: San Francisco, CA

As science becomes increasingly interdisciplinary, the Biophysical Society Annual Meeting continues its long-held reputation for bringing together leading scientists from the all over the world who work at the interface of the life, physical, and computational sciences.

The dynamic five-day meeting provides attendees with opportunities to share their latest unpublished findings and learn the newest emerging techniques and applications.

Despite its nearly 5,000 attendees, the Meeting is noted for maintaining its “small meeting” feel beginning with the Saturday Subgroup symposium, which allow attendees to meet within their scientific communities. It is also known for its vitality, demonstrated by the over 800 highly interactive daily poster presentations, the more than 500 speakers selected from submitted abstracts, the many career development programs for those working in academia, industry, and agencies throughout the world, and its advocacy and education programs.


Start date: April 25, 2022 - End date: April 28, 2022
Location: Bamako, Mali

Hands-on training in structural biology, a tool for sustainable development in Africa. Venure is Bamako, Mali at the Malaria Research and Training Centre (MRTC).

Past Events - Meetings - Workshops - Conferences

Recent Advances in Structural Biology of Membrane Proteins Workshop

Start date: November 29, 2021 - End date: December 1, 2021
Location: Virtual

A central theme of this workshop is highlighting the importance of lipids in MP research and how they can be preserved. Various experimental and computational tools, including novel expression and stabilisation strategies, have been developed to overcome the challenges posed by a variety of MPs. These technologies have delivered spectacular insights into membrane-protein structure, dynamics and function within the last few years. This conference will bring together researchers developing and applying these new methodologies. In addition to providing a forum to exchange the latest developments in the field, the conference provides excellent opportunities for early-career scientist in the field to learn all aspects of a variety of tools to study the structure and function of membrane proteins.

2nd French Integrative Structural Biology Congress

Start date: November 29, 2021 - End date: December 3, 2021
Location: Gif-sur-Yvette, France

The Integrative Structural Biology Meeting is organized by the Association Française de Cristallographie and the Société Française de Biophysique together. BSI 2021 is the second edition of the meeting. Our goal is to strengthen the links between the structural biology and biophysical communities.

ANSTO User Meeting 2021

Start date: November 24, 2021 - End date: November 26, 2021
Location: Hybrid virtual and drop-in event

ANSTO is hosting the 2021 Users Meeting with a hybrid virtual and drop-in event from 24-26 November.

A schedule of online webinars allows scientists who have accessed any of ANSTO’s research infrastructure, and includes the beamlines of the Australian Synchrotron, neutron scattering instruments at the Australian Centre for Neutron Scattering, instruments the Centre for Accelerator Science and deuterated products from the National Deuteration Facility, to showcase their work during the last year.

Netherlands Electron Microscopy Infrastructure (NEMI) Meeting

Date: November 23, 2021
Location: Naturalis Museum in Leiden, Netherlands

This year’s NEMI day, which will take place on the 23 November 2021 in Leiden and will be organized by NeCEN. The theme of this year’s meeting is ‘crossing borders’ where they aim to showcase examples of scientific research that crosses from different scientific fields into electron microscopy and vice-versa.

The meeting can be attended in person (if permitted) or followed online via live video stream.

7th Semi-Annual New England Cryo-EM Symposium

Start date: November 16, 2021 - End date: November 17, 2021
Location: Virtual

This year’s presentations and discussion forums focus on new cryo-EM techniques to image cells. Additional new work will be featured in lightening talks and a poster session with ample time reserved for networking with colleagues. The meeting typically garners approximately 200 attendees from the Northeast region and

CRBS Symposium 2021

Date: November 8, 2021
Location: Virtual

The Third Annual CRBS Symposium will be held virtually on Monday, November 8, 2021. The day will feature three outstanding international speakers – Andrew Carter (MRC-LMB, Cambridge, UK), Ben Engel (Helmholtz Zentrum München, Neuherberg, Germany) and Susan Lea (NCI-CCR, Frederick, USA) – local speakers, oral and poster presentations from upcoming graduate students and postdocs and virtual booths from our exhibitors.

Diamond Light Source Early Career Scientists Symposium 2021

Start date: November 8, 2021 - End date: November 12, 2021
Location: Virtual

The Diamond Light Source Early Career Scientists Symposium 2021 will feature a number of speakers from a very diverse range of science careers, who will discuss their experiences and share advice on finding the best job opportunities. During the Symposium, attendees will have the unique opportunity to attend a Career Management Strategy Masterclass and participate in a Q&A roundtable, providing an opportunity to discuss topics directly with the speakers.

PSDI 2021

Start date: November 7, 2021 - End date: November 9, 2021
Location: Marriott Hotel Lyon, France

Scientific talks will cluster around the following major themes: structure and biophysics based drug design stories cryoEM in a pharmaceutical setting popular biophysics techniques, eg. HDX-MS popular drug discovery trends, eg. degraders.

Annual Buffalo-Hamilton-Toronto (BHT) Crystallography-CryoEM Symposium – BHT 2021

Date: November 5, 2021
Location: Virtual

The BHT meeting is an annual one day meeting for structural biologists in Southern Ontario and Western New York. The meeting is held each year in early November to discuss and learn about new and innovative techniques in X-ray crystallography and cryoEM, and to provide a venue for showcasing the achievements of our graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.

Visualizing Biological Complexity Across Scales in 3DEM 2021

Start date: October 31, 2021 - End date: November 5, 2021
Location: Newry, Maine
Sponsoring: Yes we are sponsoring

Topics for this meeting include high resolution structures and in-situ structural biology, developments in cellular tomography and sample preparation for tissues and cells, FIB-milling, correlative light microscopy, phase plate technology, instrumentation, data acquisition and processing scheme, and more.

2021 SoCal CryoEM Symposium

Date: October 29, 2021
Location: Virtual

The 6th Annual Southern California Cryo-Electron Microscopy Symposium will be held online on Friday, October 29th, 2021, bringing together electron microscopists in Southern California focused on studying the fundamental mechanisms of biological systems.

33rd MAX IV User Meeting – MAX IV in Focus

Start date: October 25, 2021 - End date: October 27, 2021
Location: Virtual and Lund, Sweden

FASM and MAX IV warmly invite the MAX IV user communities and new interested persons or collectives to participate at the 33rd MAX IV User Meeting – MAX IV in Focus -.

Where are we and where do we want to go? Which developments and beamlines, emerging science areas and technologies are necessary to fulfill your needs and reach your vision for MAX IV in 2030?

4th Annual CryoNET Symposium

Start date: October 18, 2021 - End date: October 19, 2021
Location: Virtual

The 4th Annual CryoNET Symposium will through a panel of distinguished speakers highlight the latest discoveries facilitated by cryo-EM research and new directions that are emerging. The symposium will be fully accessible as an online meeting but they will provide viewing and presentation options in Umeå to the extent that the guidelines at the time allow (more info to follow). Students and postdocs are encouraged to apply to give talks. CryoNET is a network between the Cryo-EM facilities at University of Copenhagen, Aarhus University, Stockholm University and Umeå University and is funded by the Novo Nordisk Foundation and the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation.

Pharmaceutical Crystallization Summit

Start date: October 14, 2021 - End date: October 15, 2021
Location: Virtual and Princeton, NJ

Crystallization technologies are bridges between drug substances (DS) and drug products (DP) enabling consistent and robust safety and efficacy profiles for small molecule-based medicines. In effort to fully utilize existing tools and develop better methodologies for solving bottleneck problems in new drug development programs, the annual Pharmaceutical Crystallization Summit gathers leading industrial and academic experts to discuss their works related to DS crystallization R&D and manufacturing focuses on.

Canadian Light Source Virtual Annual Users Meeting

Date: October 6, 2021
Location: Virtual

The Canadian Light Source Virtual Annual Users Meeting will span two days. The first day of our AUM will focus on facility updates, how the CLS has responded to changing operations in the midst of a pandemic, as well as in this time of transitions in leadership. The second day of our AUM will be a celebration of scientific excellence, with invited talks given by award winners and invited guests.

Electron Microscopy-X

Date: October 4, 2021
Location: Stanford, CA

Electron Microscopy-X brings together researchers across the international community who work on electron microscopy to share knowledge, build community, foster collaboration, and break traditional disciplinary boundaries.

23rd Heart of Europe Bio-Crystallography Meeting (HEC23)

Start date: September 16, 2021 - End date: September 18, 2021
Location: Frankonia, Germany

The Heart of Europe Bio-Crystallography Meeting (a.k.a. HEC Meeting) is an annual conference on structural biology, with an emphasis on macromolecular crystallography. Participants from Poland, Germany, Czech Republic and Austria discuss current topics in this field. Talks are mostly presented by PhD students, with the exception of the HEC lecture, which is given by an eminent scientist of the field.

Core Technologies for Life Sciences Conference

Start date: September 14, 2021 - End date: September 17, 2021
Location: Lisbon, Portugal

Core Facilities are key-players in modern institutions. Their still emergent role inevitably entails new paradigms regarding their scope and structure. The CTLS2021 conference aims to address several of these points, contributing to shape the future of the technical and scientific landscape of life sciences in Europe.

IBIC 2021 – 10th International Beam Instrumentation Conference

Start date: September 13, 2021 - End date: September 16, 2021
Location: Virtual

IBIC is a fruitful and successful gathering of the world’s beam instrumentation community and it reflects the maturity of international collaboration in the field of beam instrumentation for accelerators. IBIC is dedicated to exploring the physics and engineering challenges of beam diagnostic and measurement techniques for particle accelerators worldwide. The conference program will include tutorials on selected topics, invited and selected talks, as well as poster sessions.

XLIX Meeting of the Italian Crystallographic Association (AIC)

Start date: September 6, 2021 - End date: September 8, 2021
Location: Virtual

The XLIX Meeting of the Italian Crystallographic Association (AIC) will take place from the 6th to the 8th of September 2021 as an online event, followed by the general assembly and the annual prizes ceremony on the 9th of September in Parma. The conference is jointly organized by the Department of Chemical Sciences, Life Sciences and Environmental Sustainability (SCVSA) of the University of Parma and the CNR Institute for Magnetic and Electronic Materials (IMEM).

CCP4 Protein Crystallography Summer School 2021

Start date: September 6, 2021 - End date: September 10, 2021
Location: Virtual

The Summer School will provide an introduction to macromolecular X-ray crystallography and will be held virtually.

The school will take place from Monday 6 September – Friday 10 September inclusive and is intended for students and researchers new to crystallography.

Its dual aims are to provide comprehensive training in crystallography and to promote best practice. The lectures cover the range of techniques required for protein structure solution, from protein expression through to structure validation. Intensively supervised computer tutorials enable students to relate the theory presented in the lectures to practice.

Image Processing for Cryo Electron Microscopy – EMBO

Start date: September 6, 2021 - End date: September 16, 2021
Location: Virtual

The aim of this EMBO Practical Course is to teach the basic principles and practical aspects of image processing to structural and molecular biologists wishing to determine macromolecular structures by cryo EM. The course will concentrate on processing of high-resolution image data, for both single particle images and tomograms, and will be aimed at advanced PhD students and postdocs using cryo EM for structural analysis.

Swiss Crystallographic Association, Annual Meeting 2021

Date: September 2, 2021
Location: Fribourg, Switzerland

The 2021 annual meeting of the SGK/SSCr and general assembly will take place at the department of chemistry, University of Fribourg on Thursday 2nd of September 2021. Invited speakers from academia, selected oral presentations and a poster session will show recent developments in the field.

AIC 2021 International School of Crystallography – Fundementals of Crystallography

Start date: August 31, 2021 - End date: September 4, 2021
Location: Virtual

Course covers Mathematical Refresh; Symmetry in Crystals; Diffraction from a crystal; Symmetry, Crystalline State and symmetry operations, International Tables; The physical and mathematical bases of solving the phase problem; Structure Refinement “Small Molecules”; Structure Refinement “Macromolesules”.

EFMC-ISMC 2021 XXVI EFMC International Symposium on Medicinal Chemistry

Start date: August 29, 2021 - End date: September 2, 2021
Location: Virtual

EFMC-ISMC 2021 will cover advances in drug discovery in major therapeutic areas, including bacterial and viral infections, diseases of the brain, heart, and respiratory system, fibrotic diseases and cancer. EFMC-ISMC 2021 will also feature most recent advances in new technologies such as, artificial intelligence in drug discovery and chemical synthesis, the role carbohydrates in disease pathology and carbohydratge-based drug discovery, the exploitation of RNA as drug target, small molecule-induced stem cell differentiation, or the impact of cryo-EM on drug discovery and design.

NCCAT & NRAMM Workshop on graphene grids for cryoEM

Date: August 24, 2021
Location: New York Structural Biology Center in NYC

Authors of (Han, Fan et al., 2020) from Rice and Princeton University, in conjunction with the NCCAT and NRAMM, will lead a hands-on workshop aimed at teaching attendees how they make graphene grids for cryo-EM. With this knowledge, researchers will be able to prepare graphene grids in a typical biology lab using commercially available graphene sheets.

Microscopy Conference 2021 – MC2021

Start date: August 22, 2021 - End date: August 26, 2021
Location: Virtual

The MC2021 aims at bringing together leading experts and emerging young researchers, highlighting new developments in instrumentation and methods as well as providing a forum for new directions in the fields of life and materials sciences.

The conference will be jointly organized by ten microscopy societies from 11 countries (Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland and Turkey).

Getting the Best Structure from your Diffraction Data Crystal Structure Refinement Workshop

Start date: August 16, 2021 - End date: August 20, 2021
Location: Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY

After a successful single-crystal x-ray diffraction workshop in 2019, we are excited to announce that we will host this workshop again at Clarkson University in 2021. The workshop is divided into five topics: (day 1) sample preparation, data collection strategies, structure solution, and refinement; (day 2) refinement of disorder; (day 3) twinning and pseudo symmetry; (day 4) non-merohedral twinning and working with CIF files, structure validation, etc.; (day 5) individual problem structures. Each topic will be introduced with a lecture followed by hands-on problem sets using common crystallographic software as described in the workshop manual. Finally, the solutions for all problems will be discussed with the whole group.

25th Congress of the International Union of Crystallography 2021

Start date: August 14, 2021 - End date: August 22, 2021
Location: Prague, Czech
Sponsoring: Yes we are sponsoring

25th Congress of the International Union of Crystallography 2021 – More info to come.

ALS User Meeting

Start date: August 10, 2021 - End date: August 13, 2021
Location: Virtual

This year’s ALS User Meeting will again be held online, from Tuesday, August 10, through Friday, August 13, 2021. Planning has already begun, so be on the lookout for more info coming soon!

FFEBS 2021 Advanced Course – Advanced Methods in Macromolecular Crystallization IX

Start date: August 9, 2021 - End date: August 14, 2021
Location: Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic

The practical crystallization course is in fact the 9th run of the FEBS practical courses “Advanced methods in macromolecular crystallization“, organized since 2004. The planned course (for undergraduate, postgraduate students and postdocs with an interest in macromolecular crystallization) is rather different from the established courses in protein crystallization. The course is designed to bring over the message of the benefits of more rational approaches to macromolecular crystallization and is aimed at a healthy mixture of advanced theoretical discussions and laboratory experiments. To achieve this goal, we have invited a number of prominent experts in the field as a teachers and tutors.

Advanced Methods in Macromolecular Crystallization IX

Start date: August 9, 2021 - End date: August 14, 2021
Location: Nove Hrady, Czech Republic

This FEBS Practical Course is designed to bring over the message of the benefits of more rational approaches to macromolecular crystallization. It consists of theoretical lectures, seminars as well as practical work and demonstrations (lectures 40%, practical work 50%, discussions 10%). For crystallization experiments, typical recipes using commercial proteins will be used. In addition, students can bring their own proteins and carry out crystallization trials on these during the course.

12th Canadian Chemical Crystallography Workshop (CCCW21), virtual event, 8 – 11 August 2021

Start date: August 8, 2021 - End date: August 11, 2021
Location: Virtual

The 12th Canadian Chemical Crystallography Workshop will be taking place remotely preceding IUPAC|CCCE2021. This workshop is targeted towards chemistry graduate students and post docs who would benefit from an improved understanding of the basic theory and practice of structure determination using single crystal X-ray diffraction methods. The goal of the workshop is to develop skills in the critical assessment of single crystal X-ray structures.

Virtual Denver X-Ray Conference 2021

Start date: August 2, 2021 - End date: August 6, 2021
Location: Virtual

Attendees to the World’s largest X-ray conference have access to sessions on the latest advancements in XRD and XRF. Workshops are run by experts who provide training and education on many practical applications of X-ray fluorescence and X-ray diffraction techniques for the study of materials.

Microscopy & Microanalysis 2021

Start date: August 1, 2021 - End date: August 5, 2021
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

We are excited to begin focusing on M&M 2021, the premier microscopy education and networking event of the year, to be held in Pittsburgh, PA from August 1-5, 2021. In addition to 4 days of the world’s largest Microscopy products and services commercial expo hall, M&M 2021 will have over 1200 platform and poster sessions, Pre-Meeting Congresses, Short Courses, and a variety of other workshops, sessions, tutorials, and networking events.

Microscopy Society of America Student Council (MSA StC)

Date: July 31, 2021
Location: Virtual

X60 — Annual Pre-Meeting Congress for Students, Post-Docs, and Early-Career Professionals in Microscopy and Microanalysis

71st ACA Annual Meeting 2021

Start date: July 30, 2021 - End date: August 4, 2021
Location: Baltimore, Maryland

71st ACA Annual Meeting 2021 – More information to come.

PVA 2021 – The 27th Phage Virus Assembly conference

Start date: July 27, 2021 - End date: July 30, 2021
Location: Virtual

The Biennial Conference on Phage/Virus Assembly (PVA) is the continuation of a series that was initiated in 1968. The first meetings included scientists working on mechanisms of bacteriophage assembly, and it has since expanded to include all virus systems. This conference is held during alternate years with the biennial FASEB Virus Structure and Assembly meeting.

35th Anniversary Symposium The Protein Society

Start date: July 7, 2021 - End date: July 14, 2021
Location: Virtual

The 35th Anniversary Symposium will take place virtually on July 7 – 9 and 12 – 14, 2021. The online meeting will feature 50+ speakers, including member and open talks submissions, Protein Society awards, live poster presentations, thematic workshops on crucial topics such as diversity and inclusion, and networking opportunities.

9th EMBO Practical Course on High Throughput Protein Production and Crystallization (HTPPC) 2021

Start date: July 5, 2021 - End date: July 13, 2021
Location: Marseille, France

The AFMB will organize the ninth EMBO practical course on High Throughput Protein Production and Crystallization (HTPC9) in Marseille (France). This course is part of “series” that started in AFMB in 2005 and that takes place every two years either in our lab or in Oxford, UK (Diamond Light Source).