[Protein-crystallography] The BNL-Biology and NSLS Course on Synchrotron Data Collection: Please Apply

Robert Sweet via xtal-log%40net.bio.net (by sweet from bnl.gov)
Thu Dec 6 11:49:19 EST 2007


We are offering RapiData 2008, the tenth offering of our popular course:

   Rapid Data Collection and Structure Solving at the NSLS: A Practical
          Course in Macromolecular X-Ray Diffraction Measurement

The course will be held 6-11 April 2008.  Students could be at any level
from advanced undergraduate to full professor.  48 students will be
accepted; 24 will bring their own specimens for data collection.  Please
read the course description at http://www.px.nsls.bnl.gov/RapiData2008/.
You'll see that many experts in the field will be available for lectures and
tutorials, and you'll find the application materials at this site.

For the sixth time we will hold a short lecture course on the fundamentals 
of crystallography for roughly five hours on Sunday 6 April. The body of 
the RapiData course really requires that students have a healthy knowledge 
of crystallography.  For potential students who have some experience but 
are shaky about fundamentals, this course will help. There will be a small 
additional fee for the fundamentals course, to pay for Saturday night 
accomodations and food on Sunday morning and noon.

Latin American Scientists: Several scholarships are available, from the 
International Union of Crystallography, to pay partial travel and subsistence 
costs for Latin-American students and junior faculty.  Please apply for the 
course, and then contact R. Sweet (sweet from bnl.gov) if you are interested in 
applying for a scholarship.  In accordance with the standards of the 
International Union of Crystallography, we observe the basic policy of 
non-discrimination, affirming the right and freedom of scientists to 
associate in international scientific activity without regard to such factors 
as citizenship, religion, creed, political stance, ethnic origin, race, 
colour, language, age, or gender, in accordance with the Statutes of the 
International Council for Science.  At this course no barriers will exist 
beyond the application procedure that would prevent the participation of bona 
fide scientists.

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         Robert M. Sweet                 E-Dress: sweet from bnl.gov
         Group Leader, PXRR: Macromolecular               ^ (that's L
           Crystallography Research Resource at NSLS            not 1)
           http://px.nsls.bnl.gov/
         Biology Dept
         Brookhaven Nat'l Lab.           Phones:
         Upton, NY  11973                631 344 3401  (Office)
         U.S.A.                          631 344 2741  (Facsimile)
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