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.
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Current and Future Events - Meetings - Workshops - Conferences
Canceled for 2021. 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. Canceled for 2021.
The aim of this workshop will be to cover all aspects of the structure solution process in macromolecular crystallography, starting from data processing, through phasing and refinement, and ending with validation and deposition as well as molecular graphics and bioinformatics. The course is intended mainly for graduate students, postdoctoral researchers and young scientists, along with commercial/industrial researchers in the area of structural biology from all across the globe. The school is not meant as an introductory level course to protein crystallography.
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 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.
Details will be posted at link soon.
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 Partnership for Structural Biology (PSB), an alliance of research institutes (EMBL, ESRF, IBS, and ILL) located in Grenoble, France, is pleased to announce a third symposium on “Frontiers in Bioimaging” which will take place on 1-2 July 2021. The aim and scope of this meeting is to highlight progress in 3D imaging research that bridges the gap between the atomic and cellular scales, with spatial resolutions spanning from subnanometer to submicrometer range. Featured topics will include: cryo-electron tomography, X-ray tomography, volume electron microscopy, image analysis, super-resolution microscopy, and correlative approaches. The applications of the above methods to address essential questions in life sciences is of particular interest.
The 45th FEBS Congress, entitled “Molecules of Life: Towards New Horizons“, will be held as a virtual event from July 3th to July 8th, 2021, hosted by the Slovenian Biochemical Society together with the Croatian Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. The core scientific programme comprises inspiring plenary lectures from distinguished researchers working in areas of high topical interest, and a range of themed symposia providing focused updates from leading experts in each field. The contribution of participants towards the scientific discussion at the event is encouraged by the opportunity to present work through extensive poster sessions, and submitted abstracts may also be considered for oral presentations.
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).
mmc2021 will take place virtually from 5 – 9 July 2021 It will encompass an international scientific conference of six parallel streams, covering an enormous range of microscopy, cytometry, and imaging topics, a huge FREE to ATTEND virtual exhibition with companies both large and small showcasing their latest equipment and available to answer your questions, and virtual meetings & workshops covering the latest emerging topics.
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.
71st ACA Annual Meeting 2021 – More information to come.
X60 — Annual Pre-Meeting Congress for Students, Post-Docs, and Early-Career Professionals in Microscopy and Microanalysis
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.
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.
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.
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!
25th Congress of the International Union of Crystallography 2021 – More info to come.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 2021 Course at the International School of Crystallography in Erice will focus on molecular crystal engineering. The program will highlight the relevance of this discipline from both, academic and industrial perspectives. Prominent scientists in the field will illustrate theoretical and practical aspects of crystal engineering in lectures, workshops and hands-on trainings. Additionally, the significance of crystal forms in different areas of chemical industry will be discussed, with particular emphasis on synthetic strategies and the design of desired material properties.
A virtual symposium on structural biology organized by the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center for Cryo-Electron Microscopy.
Organized by SCANZ (the Society of Crystallographers in Australia and New Zealand, formerly the Society of Crystallographers in Australia), the Crystal conferences provide scientists from a wide variety of backgrounds the opportunity to exchange cutting-edge ideas and techniques in multiple areas of research related to crystallography. The meetings highlight different aspects of crystallography and demonstrate their significance to the greater scientific community.
The National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-ll) and Center for Functional Nanomaterials (CFN) Users’ Meeting will be held online from May 17–20, 2021. This year’s meeting will be held remotely, and will offer scientists from diverse disciplines an opportunity to share their work and discuss new results and advances in experimental capabilities in synchrotron radiation and nanoscale science research.
The 6th New England Cryo-EM Symposium is an event focused on practical aspects related to Cryo-EM technique and featuring speakers and panel discussions. Whether you are a seasoned Cryo-EM user or just getting started with Cryo-EM this is your chance to share and learn more about this exciting technique.
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.
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 annual joint users meeting of the Center for Nanoscale Materials (CNM) and the co-located Advanced Photon Source (APS) will be held virtually in 2021 by Argonne National Laboratory. Anyone is welcome to register for myriad activities including technical workshops that highlight, promote, and stimulate user science; plenary sessions; poster sessions; a vendor expo; and CNM short courses.
Each Year, the SCSB hosts a symposium to highlight current research. The invited speakers are world-renowned leaders in their fields of research.
On the 27th – 28th of April 2021, the Polish Synchrotron Radiation Society together with the Institute of Nuclear Physics Polish Academy of Sciences (IFJ PAN) in Krakow and the National Centre for Nuclear Research (NCBJ) in Warsaw will organize a workshop entitled: “XFELs for beginners”, with the aim to familiarize young scientists with the subject of research and measurement methods at X-ray Free Electron Lasers.
The CCP-EM Spring Symposium is CCP-EM’s annual conference. Held in the UK, it focuses on exciting developments for both methods and applications in CryoEM.
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 workshop will take place in a virtual format on March 29-30, 2021. Its main aim will be to consult with leading experts and stakeholders about the synergistic use of the future X-ray infrastructures with complementary structural and computational methods. It is planned to review possible future needs and strategies for EMBL infrastructures at and around PETRA IV and to discuss how the interests of the research communities worldwide and in particular those in the EMBL member states could be best taken into account.
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.
Symposium organized by the National Committee for Crystallography. The organizers aim to promote interdisciplinary contacts between Belgian scientists operating in different fields of structural analysis. Therefore the organizers welcome poster contributions in all fields of condensed matter chemistry and physics, life sciences, material sciences, earth sciences, pharmacy, synchrotron radiation, neutron sources, etc.
In this workshop, we will have presentations dealing with sample automation and standards, presentations about high data rate MX analysis as well as on user interfaces and remote access. In all sessions, we will emphasize the current state of the art and planned upgrades. Ideally, we would like the spirit of the workshop to be cooperative, even sparking collaborations to elaborate common solutions to deal with common problems.
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.
Main theme is developing the synergy between biophysics and medicinal chemistry to deliver better drugs.
The Microscopy Society of America Student Council and Northwestern University’s NUANCE center, are excited to be co-hosting a FREE half-day conference to highlight women in microscopy in honor of International Women’s Day! Please join us for research talks and panels, featuring a keynote from Dr. Ilke Arslan, Director of the Center for Nanoscale Materials and the Nanoscience and Technology division at Argonne National Laboratory. Talks will highlight a diverse range of topics including cryo-EM, magnetism, and quantum imaging.
Stanford-SLAC CryoEM Center (S2C2) will offer a specimen preparation and data collection workshop held via Zoom webinar between March 3-4, 2021 from 8:00 AM to approximately 1:00 PM (PST) daily. This workshop will give participants an introduction to cryo-specimen preparation approaches. There is no cost for this workshop. Our guest lecturers will be Prof. Peter J. Peters, Maastricht Multimodal Molecular Imaging Institute (M4i), Maastricht University and CryoSol-World, Netherlands; Dr. Benjamin Bammes, Direct Electron, LP; Dr. Jeff Lengyel, Thermo Fisher; Dr. Christopher Russo, LMB, MRC, Cambridge, UK; Dr. Sahil Gulati, Ametek; Dr. Yee L. Ting and Dr. Patrick Mitchell, SLAC National Accelerator Lab.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.