Elettra: call for proposals

Kristina Djinovic djinovic at elettra.trieste.it
Thu Feb 20 06:09:20 EST 2003


                             CALL FOR PROPOSALS

The deadline for proposals to the crystallography beamline XRD1, at
the Elettra Synchrotron Light Source, Trieste, Italy is:

                             February 28th, 2003


The allocation of beam time for the period July 1st to December 31st,
2003.
will be based on these proposals.

XRD1 light source is a multipole wiggler with a useful energy range from
4 to 25 keV (0.5 - 2.9 A).

The station is avaliable for conventional single wavelength data
collection
as well as for anomalous scattering and MAD applications, exploiting the
optical design which is suited for accurate wavelength changes required
by the MAD technique. The experimental station is equipped with a MAR CCD
or Mar345 Image  Plate  detectors.

The accessible energy range allows for diffraction  experiments at long
wavelenghts. Helium purged beam path and cooling system based on He at
100K
are available for these experiments. OxfordCryosystems pressure cell and a
home-made pressure cell are available to users for derivatisation of
crystals with Xe.

For more information please look at:

http://www.elettra.trieste.it/organisation/experiments/laboratories/structural_biology/tina/index.html#MAD
http://www.elettra.trieste.it/exmad/
http://www.elettra.trieste.it/science/highlights/2000-2001/index.html


Information regarding the XRD1 beamline can be found at:
http://www.elettra.trieste.it/experiments/beamlines/xrd1/index.html



Application forms which should be completed on-line can be found at:
http://users.elettra.trieste.it.

The "Guidelines for Proposal Submission" are available at the following
web
address:
http://www.elettra.trieste.it/experiments/users_handbook/how.html.



Financial support is available for users coming from UE and Associated
Countries:
http://www.elettra.trieste.it/experiments/users_handbook/eu-support.html ;

and also for users coming from developing countries through the
"ICTP-ELETTRA Users Programme":
http://www.elettra.trieste.it/projects/ICTP-ELETTRA/index.html.

Please check in which category you may be included and apply accordingly.



                 ****************LONG TERM PROJECTS**************

  ELETTRA accepts a limited number of long term projects. These are
allocations of beam time over a two-year period. Please, click the box
"long
term project" in the proposal form.
A long term project must fulfill one or both of the following:

 a) A bulky piece of equipment (such as an entire experimental station)
which takes a long time to assemble and dismount is to be transferred to
Elettra
 for the project;

 b)  the project refers to the study of a class of samples, not  available
commercially and not to be grown in situ, which are to be prepared by the
proponents or their collaborators and whose availability cannot be
foreseen
(e.g. in protein crystallography studies).

 Please note that proposals for long term projects will be judged as
 such on the basis of the above definition by the review committee,
together
 with their scientific merit. Proposers awarded long term status will not
be required to submit new proposals relating to the project every six
months; however, an interim report after the first year of the project
will be required.



___________________________________________________________________
Kristina Djinovic Carugo
Structural Biology Laboratory
ELETTRA - Sincrotrone Trieste in Area Science Park
S.S. 14 Km 163,5 loc. Basovizza
34012 Trieste
Italy

phone: (+39) 040 375 8059          phone(home):(+39) 040 215 8205
facsimile: (+39) 040 375 8029
email: kristina.djinovic at elettra.trieste.it
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