[X-plor] Please apply to the BNL-Biology Course on Synchrotron Data Collection

Robert Sweet sweet at bnl.gov
Thu Dec 15 15:56:40 EST 2005


We are offering RapiData 2006, the seventh 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 23-28 April 2006.  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/RapiData2006/. 
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 third time we will hold a short lecture course on the fundamentals
of crystallography for roughly five hours on Sunday 23 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, and another from the U.S. Nat'l 
Committee for 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 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 at bnl.gov
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