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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
More information coming soon!
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.
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.
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.
Information coming soon.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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 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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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).
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 – More info to come.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
X60 — Annual Pre-Meeting Congress for Students, Post-Docs, and Early-Career Professionals in Microscopy and Microanalysis
71st ACA Annual Meeting 2021 – More information to come.
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.
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.
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 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).
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 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 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.
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.
Details will be posted at link soon.
Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute The Cryo-EM Center Lecture Series – From Origin of Life to Modern Medicine with Dr. Ada Yonath
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.
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.
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 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.