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
The 9th Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics Workshop will be held on Thursday, August 11th, 2022 in the Lozier Center for Pharmacy and Drug Discovery at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. This workshop is intended to provide a forum for researchers working with proteins, nucleic acids and other biomolecules, using a variety of biophysical techniques, including X-ray crystallography, cryoEM, fluorescence, AFM, NMR, calorimetry, etc. The event will feature several individual presentations by internationally recognized scientists currently working in the field, as well as various poster sessions and networking opportunities throughout the day.
The aim of this interdisciplinary meeting is to bring together scientists and students working with synchrotron radiation. The meeting will focus on novel applications of synchrotron radiation in physics, chemistry, materials and life sciences.
The ‘ICE Workshop for Advanced Materials’ is an in person science and training workshop that combines invited lectures on current advancements and applications of cryogenic electron microscopy for materials sciences with lab demonstrations of current state-of-art cryogenic microscopy techniques.
The meeting of the 33rd European Crystallographic Meeting 2022 is the largest forum for crystallographers in Europe.
In connection with hosting several international workshops as satellite events of the ECM33, we expect even international flair from numerous participants from non-European countries joining us at the upcoming conference.
It therefore represents a premier arena to create genuine business opportunities, connect and engage with key decision makers within the community of crystallographers
Within the framework of the next congress of the European Crystallographic Meeting ECM33, the members of the University of Bordeaux are organizing two satellite meetings. These are:
1. Functional Materials under Pressure Satellite Meeting. The meeting will focus on the structure-property relationships of functional materials under pressure, from inorganic materials to molecular materials or active pharmaceutical ingredients. The synthesis of new pressure materials would also be discussed.
2. Chirality in Crystals Satellite Meeting. The topic will cover the different aspects of solid chirality and the contributions of crystallography to study the properties of chiral crystals.
These satellite meetings will allow international participants at the European Crystallographic Meeting to gather around specific topics and engage in sophisticated discussions with other interested parties. The meetings will provide fertile ground for collaborations between regional and international scientists working in the fields of pressure and chirality and, due to the joint nature of satellite meetings, will also provide opportunities for cross-collaboration between the two themes. The intimate setting of the conference, with meals on site and dormitories, will encourage maximum interaction between participants.
The IUCr Commission on Electron Crystallography, the ECA Electron Crystallography SIG04 and the French Microscopy Society (SFµ) are organising an “Electron Crystallography School” (ECS) as a satellite event to the 33rd European Crystallographic Meeting (ECM33).
Annual crystallographic Croatian-Slovenian and Slovenian-Croatian Crystallographic Meetings have been held regularly from 1992, with the exception of last two years when they was not held due to COVID-19 pandemia. 28th Croatian-Slovenian Crystallographic Meeting is organized jointly by the Croatian Crystallographic Association and Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology, University of Ljubljana, and brings together chemists, physicists, biologists, mineralogists, geologists, pharmacists, metallurgists and other scientists. This meeting will take place in the town of Poreč, Istria. Due to its extraordinary geographical position, and natural and cultural beauties, today it is one of the strongest tourist centers in Croatia.
The keynote lecture will be given by Wolfgang Baumeister.
Martin Beck (Max Planck Institute of Biophysics, Germany)
Alex DeMarco (Monash University, Australia)
Achilleas Frangakis (Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany)
Dorit Hanein (Institut Pasteur, France)
Janet Iwasa (UU Salt Lake City, USA)
Grant Jensen (Caltech, USA)
Peter Peters (Maastricht University, Netherlands)
Gaia Pigino (Human Technopole, Italy)
Bram Koster (Leiden University Medical Centre, Netherlands)
Wanda Kukulski (University of Bern, Switzerland)
Jun Liu (Yale University, USA)
Julia Mahamid (EMBL, Germany)
David Mastronarde (UC Boulder, USA)
Ohad Medalia (Zuerich University, Switzerland)
Daniela Nicastro (UT Southwestern, USA)
Martin Pilhofer (ETH, Switzerland)
Joergen Plitzko (Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Germany)
Stefan Raunser (Max Planck Institute of Molecular Physiology, Germany)
Sharon Wolf (Weizmann Institute, Israel)
Elizabeth Wright (UW Madison, USA)
Peijun Zhang (Oxford University & Diamond, UK)
SAS2022 will be held in hybrid mode to give as many colleagues as possible the opportunity to participate to the Conference.
Frederick National Laboratory will host a new training program in Frederick, Maryland, September 12-16 for cancer researchers who want to build expertise in cryo-electron microscopy. The workshop will cover topics from grid preparation, imaging, and data processing. This workshop will be in-person and attendees will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience with all stages of the cryo-EM workflow.
As part of the scientific activities of the 18th edition of the International Small-Angle Scattering Conference (SAS), the LNLS/CNPEM is organizing the 7th School of Small Angle X-ray Scattering (SAXS School). The satellite school will take place at Sirius on 16 to 20 September 2022, which are the following days of the 18th SAS 2022 Conference.
In this edition, the school will be focused on the scattering data analysis of biological systems, like proteins and membranes. Moreover, there will be both international and national well-known researchers giving classes.
To the present date, the organizing committee are planning a 100% on-site school since it will be included “hands-on” experiments at Cateretê beamline.
The school is proposed for students and early career scientists enthusiastic to learn SAXS.
For the past three decades high pressure research has made breakthrough progress in many fields of science mainly due to the significant improvements in the high-pressure apparatus and developments of advanced static and dynamic probes. Most of the experiments at extreme conditions are very challenging and require dedicated techniques to collect crystallographic data with unprecedented speed and resolution to quantitatively characterize pressure/temperature induced transformations in the crystalline lattice. The tunability, brilliance, and collimation of synchrotron X-ray sources provides scientists with unique capabilities for probing the structural, chemical, and physical properties of various types of materials in-situ at extreme pressure, temperature, and strain with ultra-high spatial, temporal and energy resolution. However, in many cases the complex energy landscapes of multicomponent chemical systems require the use of the predictive power of computational methods that play an essential role in extreme-conditions crystallography coupled with physical experiments.
The purpose of the 2022 workshop of the International Union of Crystallography (IUCr) Commission on High Pressure is to bring together researchers who apply extreme-conditions crystallography in combination with other experimental and computational methods to study a wide range of material properties covering various fields of science, including condensed-matter physics, solid-state chemistry, geophysics, materials science, biology, nanotechnology etc. The workshop aims to facilitate extensive discussion and interdisciplinary collaboration.
Students, postdocs and early carrier scientists in particular will find this workshop helpful in gaining improved familiarity with available state-of-the-art methods and how they can be applied to their research.
We plan to organize a tour to the relevant APS beamlines for workshop attendees (pandemic permits) and a half-day tutorial with hands on examples.
Past Events - Meetings - Workshops - Conferences
Microscopy & Microanalysis 2022 will feature over 1200 platform and poster sessions, workshops, tutorials, and networking events, in addition to four days of the world’s largest Microscopy products and services commercial expo hall in the world.
The ACA Meeting is an annual event providing scientists from a wide variety of backgrounds the opportunity to exchange cutting edge ideas and techniques in multiple areas of research. Each meeting highlights various aspects of crystallography and demonstrates their significance to the greater scientific community. Vendors display the latest technology at the exhibit show.
The Polarized Neutron School will provide a comprehensive introduction to polarized neutrons, techniques and scientific applications. Staff will give a series of lectures focused on neutron scattering techniques and applications for a variety of scientific fields.
Will feature sessions focusing on critical barriers in structural biology, and the goal will be formulating the best advice to newcomers to the field who will face these challenges.
Structural biology is entering a new era. Not just the virus and biomedicine, not just astounding breakthroughs in prediction, but new and complimentary approaches are exploding onto the scene. It is time to imagine what could be achieved if there were no barriers to structural information, and to contemplate how we will combine our diverse strengths to overcome obstacles we always believed were insurmountable. An excellent place to start is crystallization, where the impact of any improvement would be very high, but predictive theory remains elusive. Preparation of electron microscopy grids faces a similar challenge. Each session will focus on a critical barrier in structural biology, and the goal will be formulating the best advice to newcomers to the field who will face these challenges. Where possible, test data with a clear scoring system will be defined, and friendly competition between proponents of different approaches will be encouraged. Current best practices will be described, evaluated and compared and the relative effectiveness of alternative approaches will be announced at the meeting. Open discussion is expected to uncover new insights, new approaches, new algorithms, and no doubt flaws in the tests. By the end of the meeting we will have established not only new best practices, but also improved the criteria we use to assess them.
The four-day Pacific Northwest Summer Crystallographic Institute aims to instruct students and their faculty research mentors (up to 20 participants) in the methods and rewards of small molecule X-ray crystallography as a tool for routine characterization. While other workshops and academic courses focus on training crystallographers, the institute is unique in having junior scholars and faculty who wish to become better informed consumers of crystallographic data as its target audience.
This Discussion is for established and early-career scientists, post-graduate students and industrial researchers interested in the expanding field of cryo-electron microscopy. Researchers in this area who based in cryo-EM facilities or research institutes, or in departments of biology, chemistry, structural biology, virology, cell biology, molecular biology or biophysics etc are all welcome. Oral and poster presentation opportunities are available to all these groups, and they invite you to submit an oral or poster abstract and join us to make your contribution alongside leaders in the field.
The program of the 2022 School will be focused in X-ray crystallography of powders, small molecules and proteins, covering from the fundamentals of Diffraction to the latest developments in the fields.
It will be directed to young students: undergraduate, graduate, postgraduate and young scientists who want to learn about crystallography, either because they are working on their Master or PhD degrees, or they want to extend their knowledge in this leading and exciting scientific area.
Theoretical and practical lectures, hands-on tutorials, and laboratory practical sessions are planned. The attendees will be divided into small groups for tutorials and laboratory practical sessions, so that they can have hands-on experience. The tutorials and laboratory sessions in Macromolecular Crystallography will be off-site, around 10km away. Transportation will be provided.
The 36th Annual Symposium of The Protein Society provides an opportunity to connect and share your ideas with hundreds of protein science professionals from around the globe. In addition to their dynamic program, the Symposium will feature numerous networking and career building opportunities, as well as thematic workshops.
This six-days course is intended for PhD students and post-docs who expect to be using modern structural methods for future studies.
This international school covers many aspects of the “Combined Analysis” methodology using x-Ray, neutron and electron scattering, and X-ray fluorescence applied to material science. Fundamental to technical aspects relevant to industrial and academic applications are targeted.
The conference program includes plenary lectures, oral presentations (40 minutes or 20 minutes), and two poster sessions. The oral presentations include invited lectures and a selection of lectures from the submitted abstracts.
The British Biophysical Society Biennial Meeting, From Molecular Machines to Materials, is June 29th to July 1st 2022.
The British Biophysical Society (BBS) is a vibrant community of biophysicists, biologists and chemists, celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2020.
This year, the BBS biennial meeting will be held in Ireland for the first time. Peter Crowley is organizing the meeting at NUI Galway. The main focus will be on proteins as machines, providing a basis for functional materials. One of the goals of this meeting is to increase the participation of Ireland-based researchers in the Biophysics domain, as well as to enhance international collaboration.
International Biology and Synchrotron Radiation (BSR) meetings are held every three years with the aim of presenting and discussing state of the art application in relevant research fields. BSR is a unique forum to discuss the novel possibilities of synchrotron and X-rays lasers and to promote their application to challenging biological problems.
The Pacific Northwest Center for CryoEM has opened registration for our Microscope Operation Workshop occurring June 20th until July 1st, 2022, for 4-6 Trainees in Portland, Oregon. This workshop will consist of 10-day hands-on training in: Sample Vitrification, Microscope Operation, and Automated Data Collection. This workshop does not cover data processing. Preference of trainees is given to individuals who have research projects ready for cryo-EM investigations and have background in structural biology. This workshop is open for everyone and includes lodging. Selected attendees will need to provide their own transportation to Portland.
The School teaches small-molecule single-crystal X-ray structure determination. It is ideal for young researchers in the molecular and solid state sciences for whom a knowledge of crystal structure analysis would be particularly helpful in their current research.
This will be the final symposium hosted by the NIH-funded Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) in Structural Biology. The format of this one-day symposium will be similar to previous years: morning scientific talks, afternoon break-out sessions, a poster session and vendor exhibits throughout the day.
The ACA Summer Course in Chemical Crystallography is directed towards Single-Crystal Chemical Crystallography and Powder Diffraction techniques, as applicable to small molecule studies. The course is designed to instruct attendees in the theory and practice of these two aspects of crystallography.
IPAC is the main international event for the worldwide accelerator community and industry. Attendees will be presented with cutting-edge accelerator research and development results and gain the latest insights into accelerator facilities across the globe. Over 1,000 delegates and 70 industry exhibits are expected to attend this remarkable and noteworthy event. This is a unique opportunity to meet, interact and network with accelerator scientists, engineers, students and industrial vendors.
Grand Opening of the Cryo-Electron Microscopy Research Center & the Midwest Center for Cryo-Electron Tomography.
The focus of this four-day class is to introduce participants to common image processing packages used to analyze cryo-EM data. This is a hands on class where participants will work with instructors to learn how to independently use common software packages (RELION, cisTEM, and cryoSPARC), in addition cryoDRGN. A key feature of the course will be the opportunity for participants to bring their own data for analysis so that they can get practical processing advice from leading experts in the field.
Erice 2022 International School of Crystallography features two courses which are Crystallography Under Extreme Conditions the Future is Bright and Very Compressed as well as Diffuse Scattering the Crystallography of Dynamics, Defects and Disorder.
This workshop is a forum for presenting, teaching and discussing results from the application of state-of-the-art experimental methods (including, but not limited to, optical spectroscopy, NMR spectroscopy, X-ray crystallography, XFELs, cryo electron microscopy and atomic-force microscopy and scattering methods), and theoretical and computational approaches to studying protein dynamics.
The Instruct Biennial Structural Biology Conference (IBSBC) showcases the latest in integrative structural biology from leading scientists across the world. The conference will explore new cutting-edge developments in structural biology, including the emerging methods and technologies that are helping scientists to decipher complex biomolecular dynamics.
The Advanced Workshop on Cryo-Electron Tomography is designed for students, postdoctoral staff, scientists, and group leaders from academia and industry.
Hands-on training in structural biology, a tool for sustainable development in Africa. Venue is Bamako, Mali at the Malaria Research and Training Centre (MRTC).
The BCA Spring Meeting 2022 features a range of talks and sessions as well as an early-career prize session.
The program is aimed primarily at master students and other early stage researchers in physics, chemistry, materials science, engineering, and life or environmental sciences. Students will be introduced to advanced synchrotron- and laboratory-based photon science methods that probe the physical, chemical, and electronic structures of materials as well as the function and dynamics of complex material systems.
The basic and specialized lectures are given by experienced teachers who are HZB scientists or BESSY II super-users from our partner universities and research centers.
International Conference on Synchrotron Radiation Instrumentation (SRI) is a unique, large and the most significant international forum held every three years in the community of synchrotron radiation (SR) and free electron laser (XFEL).
This triennial conference is the prime forum to highlight connections between synchrotron radiation instrumentation, science, and society. It also provides opportunities for discussion and collaborations among scientists and engineers around the world involved in development of new concepts, techniques, and instruments related to synchrotron radiation and free electron laser research.
Built with biopharmaceutical industry insights, this in person conference will bring together key opinion leaders to delve deep into the challenges associated with leveraging new structural data, explore emerging technologies and accelerate hit-to-lead optimization to successfully drug the next generation of GPCR targets with validated therapeutic relevance.
The 30TH Annual Meeting Of The German Crystallographic Society features speakers, workshops and more.
The 4th International Symposium on Cryo-3D Image Analysis 2022 provides a GRC-like atmosphere with a strong focus on technical aspects of algorithms for image processing in CryoEM. Participants are encouraged to discuss issues in depth, and long discussion sessions are scheduled for each talk.
The InSynX workshop will generate a strong network of early career researchers (ECRs) and leading experts from Germany and Brazil. This network will address opportunities and prospects for advanced material characterization via time-resolved in situ synchrotron techniques. Beyond the extensive scientific discussions, InSynX will actively promote and facilitate networking and collaborative opportunities for ECRs and provide training and opportunities to ensure their longevity.
More information coming soon
The Virtual Microscopy Characterisation of Organic-Inorganic Interfaces 2022 features different branches of the microscopy community (the life sciences and materials science) but also bridge two continents in a joint discussion on the challenging but increasingly important topic of studying hybrid organic–inorganic materials.
Biophysical Society Annual Meeting – BPS2022 brings together leading scientists from the all over the world who work at the interface of the life, physical, and computational sciences. The meeting is five days long and provides attendees opportunities to learn the newest emerging techniques and applications and share their latest unpublished findings.
MiTeGen is attending BPS2022 and we can be found at booth 904.
We are also sponsoring two BPS subgroups. These are:
The 9th Annual International BioXFEL Conference Features experts in structural biology, physics, biochemistry, and more discussing advances in structural biology using XFELs.
The Lorne Proteins conference features speakers, poster awards, a satellite meeting and more.
The 27th Australian Conference on Microscopy and Microanalysis is now postponed until a later date.
The DESY Photon Science Users´ Meeting will take place from 21 – 28 January 2022 in conjunction with the European XFEL Users´ Meeting 2022. The week comprises satellite meetings, online sessions on research with free-electron laser and synchrotron radiation sources, scientific poster sessions and sessions on future developments at PETRA III and FLASH including the upgrade projects PETRA IV and FLASH 2020+.