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 DESY Photon Science Users´ Meeting will take place from 25-29 January 2021 in conjunction with the European XFEL Users´ Meeting 2021. The week comprises virtual 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+. Satellite meetings will be held in the week before and after the Users´ Meeting.
The 8th annual International BioXFEL Conference brings together experts in a variety of fields (structural biology, physics, biochemistry, and more) to discuss the most recent advances in structural biology using X-ray Free Electron Lasers (XFELs). The conference features talks by leading scientists in the field, a poster session, as well as networking, and professional development opportunities.
Meeting aims to bring together leaders in cryo-EM who are defining the new frontiers of cryo-EM and future leaders who are rapidly beginning to adopt this new discipline and will likely drive future innovations in the coming decades.
We bring together international and national experts to highlight leading edge protein science. Present to the Proteins audience to help further our collective knowledge, and attend our virtual workshops, virtual poster sessions, live Q&A’s, live chat, and access to content following the live event.
Will feature speakers on topics including NMR, Single Particle EM, SAXS, X-ray automation, EM tomography. Also
included are breakout rooms, flash talks, insight sessions and more. More information coming soon.
The International Young Scientists Conference seeks to create opportunities for early-stage scientists to present their research and experiences in science. We believe that the ability to talk about your work with similarly inclined people is crucial for self-development. Trying to address this, we decided to continue with Young Scientist Conference meeting and expand it by reaching out to the international scientific community.
Main theme is developing the synergy between biophysics and medicinal chemistry to deliver better drugs.
Crystallography is a modern, interdisciplinary field of research and relevant for many innovations ranging from novel pharmaceuticals to new materials. We are looking forward to meet crystallographers from different disciplines and to offer a virtual platform for a fruitful exchange of ideas at the DGK2021.
The Structural Biology Department at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the Southeast Regional Collaborative Access Team (SER-CAT) jointly announce a two-day symposium. The meeting will include live Keynote speakers as well as pre-recorded talks and posters submitted by registrants. March 18 will feature workshops on the remote use of SER-CAT (emphasis on automated capabilities enabled by the new K-B focusing mirror system and Eiger 16M detector) and use of partner ALS beamlines during the APS dark period. March 19 will feature Keynote speakers whose major contributions to biology and human disease research are propelled by X-ray Crystallography.
Spring Meeting will be held as a joint event with the British Association for Crystal Growth (BACG), there will be a series of joint sessions on themes of interest to both BCA and BACG members to reflect the interests of both organizations.
This celebration of the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Protein Data Bank as the first open access digital data resource in biology will include presentations from speakers from around the world who have made tremendous advances in structural biology and bioinformatics. Students and postdoctoral fellows are especially encouraged to attend and will be eligible for poster awards.
The practical crystallization course is in fact the 9th run of the FEBS practical courses named “Advanced methods in macromolecular crystallization“, organized since 2004 at the Academic and University Center at Nove Hrady (Czech Republic). 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 teachers and tutors.
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.
The School is intended primarily for young researchers in the chemical, molecular, and solid-state sciences. Applicants from all regions of the world will be considered. The goal is that the participants gain hands-on experience plus a theoretical background in the art and science of routine crystal and molecular structure determination of small molecules by single-crystal X-ray crystallography, as well as in the interpretation and presentation of results. The School will consist of lectures, computer exercises and practical work.
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.
AFC 2021 will comprise 16 sessions conceived around thematic groups — biology, chemistry, and physics — as well as transverse axes — crystalline growth, teaching and mediation, large instruments — from AFC but also from Earth Sciences and all the interfaces between these disciplines. Three plenary lectures, workshops, poster sessions, meetings with the participants, a general public conference and a gala dinner on the heights of the Bastille fort are also planned. This congress will be the occasion to award the first “André Guinier” prize as well as thesis prizes and to hold the general assembly of the AFC.
The 6th European Crystallographic School will be held in Budapest, Hungary 4-10 July 2021 under the auspices of the European Crystallographic Association and International Union of Crystallography. Most eminent international scientists have accepted the invitation to travel to Budapest and teach at the school. Excellent Hungarian scientists complete the team being all together two dozens of teachers covering the wide field of crystallography. We welcome participants: undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate students, postdocs, young scientists and professionals from the fields of chemistry, biology, solid state sciences who are seeking to participate on an intensive course in crystallography.
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).
71st ACA Annual Meeting 2021 – More information to come.
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.
25th Congress of the International Union of Crystallography 2021 – More info to come.
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.
Past Events – Meetings – Workshops – Conferences
The topic for the study weekend is “Integrating Structural Biology”.
“All student and professionals that wish to learn or improve their knowledge of the theory behind single crystal X-Ray diffraction are welcomed to the School. The program includes a wide range of topics spanning from symmetry via the theory of the diffraction phenomena to data processing and crystal structure solution and refinement. The theory of diffraction will be discussed together with data collection and processing and structure solution.”
Protein Structure Determination in Industry meeting was held as a virtual event in 2020. It featured the topics ternary PROTAC structures and protein structure prediction using machine learning.
The Second Annual CRBS Symposium was held virtually on Sunday, November 8 and Monday, November 9, 2020. It featured three speakers including Eva Nogales (HHMI, Univ. California Berkeley), Chris Lima (Sloan Kettering) and John Rubinstein (SickKids Toronto) as well as local speakers, oral and poster presentations from upcoming graduate students and postdocs and virtual booths from sponsors.
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. This is a virtual event.
(Canceled) Inaugural symposium of the Geneva cryo-electron microscopy center. The symposium features speaker on advances in electron microscopy – single particle analysis, electron diffraction & cellular tomography.
The 5th Annual Southern California Cryo-Electron Microscopy Symposium was held Friday, October 30th, 2020. It brought together electron microscopists in Southern California focused on studying the fundamental mechanisms of biological systems
“The Workshop will address the essential questions and challenges of radiation damage to biological samples during their examination with ionizing radiation. The workshop will cover various X-ray and electron scattering techniques, from crystallography to imaging, and offers ample opportunities for information exchange and discussion among researchers from around the globe.” – This event is virtual
Microscopy Society of America (MSA) and The Microanalysis Society annual microscopy education and networking event.
The annual meeting is an integral part of the fabric of the ACA. The annual meeting allows crystallographers, scientists, professionals, students, authors, educators and researchers from around the world to share and collaborate ideas.
The 2020 Three-Dimensional Electron Microscopy (3DEm) GRC will feature scientific talks presenting state-of-the-art aspects of Cryo-EM research. Includes a keynote session on the future impact of 3DEm on structural biology. As well as discussions on Sample Preparation and Workflows; Hybrid and Correlative Methods; Innovations in Algorithms and Software; Breakthrough Methods and Workflows; Cellular and Molecular Tomography; Hardware and Instrument Developments; and CryoEM in Drug Discovery. (Canceled)
The 8th Annual Symposium on Structural Biology features four speakers as well as afternoon sessions on improving crystal quality and 3 minute flash talks based on posters. Canceled
“The current incarnation of the course 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.”
This event is now virtual – The 11th Canadian Chemical Crystallography Workshop will be hosted by University of Winnipeg, Winnipeg, MB, Canada. The Workshop will be held immediately preceding the 103rd Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition (Winnipeg, MB, May 24-28, 2020) and 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.
This event has been canceled. As soon as we have more information we will update you. -“This symposium, designed to bring together junior and senior scientists, will feature recent advances in structural biology including technology development, protein-nucleic acid complexes, viral pathogenesis and vaccine design, cell signaling, design and discovery of drugs, and structure, dynamics, and function of membrane proteins.”
This event has been postponed – Accelerating Cancer Drug Discovery Through Structural Biology 3rd Scientific Meeting will cover the use of structural biology and fragment-based hit screening to accelerate drug discovery in oncology and beyond. Speakers will cover topics including small molecular drug discovery case studies, biologics and emerging technologies.
“The CCP4/BGU workshop is directed to 25 graduate students, postdocs and/or researchers with some previous expertise in crystallography and/or Cryo-EM who need a deeper insight into most advanced structural biology techniques to carry out their research projects.
The workshop program covers all aspects of structure determination, such as data collection, phasing, model building, refinement, validation and structural analysis.”
The National Science Foundation BioXFEL Science and Technology Center is hosting this event. It features speakers, a poster contest, exhibitors and more. This is your chance to share and learn more about X-ray free electron lasers (XFEL).
“SEA COAST 2020 is organized to provide basic instruction on fundamentals and principles of macromolecular X-ray Crystallography (MX) to graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and more established young scientists both from academia and industry, who have background and/or are interested in structural biology and MX. In addition to fundamentals, practical guidelines for diffraction data collection and intensive training in modern crystallographic software will be provided.”
The New York Structural Biology Discussion Group 2020 Winter meeting brings together structural biologists, biochemists and biophysicists. The meeting offers a informal forum for them to meet and discuss their findings, network and share ideas.
Learn how radiation damage and ice formation are major obstacles to probing biomolecular structure and function using X-rays and electrons. And how cooling to cryogenic temperatures suppresses diffusion and reduces radiation damage per unit dose, increasing both the amount and resolution of structural data that may be obtained.
Professor Rob Thorne Chairman, CTO and Founder of MiTeGen presented Advanced Cryo-Cooling and Sample Handling Technology for Biomolecular Cryo-Crystallography and Cryo-EM as a Tuesday Tech Talk on the Yale West Campus. Learn how researchers can improve crystal diffraction with optimized cryocooling and sample handling by using MiTeGens NANUQ device.
A one day event focusing on practical aspects related to Cryo-EM technique. Features speakers and panel discussions. Whether you are a season Cryo-EM user or just getting started with Cryo-EM this is your chance to share and learn more on this exciting technique.
“The goal of this meeting is to foster a discussion of frontier problems in the fields of single particle cryoEM and cryo electron tomography (cryoET). We encourage talks and posters to focus on challenging cases and the technical advances required to overcome them, including sample preparation, optimizing data collection, innovations in image processing, etc. “First looks” at new and not fully polished stories are very welcome.”
“HTCC4 will entirely be dedicated to structural biology. Over four intense working days, we shall cover techniques which go beyond classical crystallography, yet which complement it so smoothly: XFEL – X-ray free electron laser (HT1), cryo electron microscopy (HT2), NMR in macromolecular structural research (HT3) and biomolecular in-silico simulations (HT4).”
The 4th Annual Southern California Cryo-EM Symposium Featuring A Full Day Discussion on Cryo-EM.
“The aim of the school is to introduce young African researchers to the latest developments in the field of molecular biophysics, and to help forge links between theoretical and experimental communities, acting as a focus for the emerging biophysical sciences in Africa.”
“The AIC International Crystallography School 2019 offered an intensive course in Crystallographic Information, covering the extraction, dissemination and use of scientific knowledge from the structure determination experiment to database-driven discovery.”
UNMC Eighth Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics Workshop
“Mario Wriedt, Associate Professor of Chemistry & Biomolecular Science and CAMP Distinguished Professor at Clarkson University recently offered an intensive 4-day Single Crystal X-ray Diffraction (SCXRD) workshop, Problems, Errors & Pitfalls in Single Crystal Structure Analysis, at Clarkson University’s Main Campus, Potsdam NY, in early August.”
2019 American Crystallographic Association Annual Meeting
An intensive 5-day hands-on synchrotron data collection school at the Canadian Light Source.
Industrial Structural Biology Conference 2019
The course will include an introduction on the methods of protein and neutron crystallography and best practises in data collection are discussed. Tutorials include data processing, experimental phasing, molecular replacement phasing and neutron structure refinement.
RapiData 2019 at SSRL is a practical course in macromolecular X-ray diffraction data collection, data processing and structure solution. The aim of the RapiData course is to educate and train young scientists in data collection and processing methods at synchrotron beamlines, using state-of-the-art software and instrumentation.
This meeting provided an outstanding opportunity to share exciting data, exchange practical advice, interact with peers and scientific leaders, and learn about the latest advances and trends in structural biology.
The National Science Foundation BioXFEL Science and Technology Center hosted this event.
The New York Structural Biology Discussion Group 2019 Winter.