[Neutron] Course on Neutrons in Structural Biology

Meilleur, Flora meilleurf at ornl.gov
Fri Jan 22 22:57:46 CET 2010

Graduate Course - Neutron Scattering techniques in Structural Biology
Oak Ridge TN, June 7 – June 11, 2010

Dear Colleague,

The completion of the Neutron Spallation Source (SNS) and the cold source at the High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR) at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) opens a new era for the application of neutron scattering techniques in structural biology with i) increased capacity and capability of neutron instrumentation and ii) broader range of biological questions addressed by neutron scattering techniques that cannot be answered by other techniques alone.

The Graduate Course in Neutron in Biology aims at educating and enabling a new generation of researcher to fully exploit the latest instrumentation and software development at the SNS and HFIR facilities. Attendees will participate in an intensive course focusing on neutron techniques used in structural biology. The course is designed for graduate students with knowledge of protein function and structure, new or with limited experience of neutron sciences.

Course Objectives:

 1.  Educate graduate students in neutron scattering techniques, instrumentation and data collection, analysis and interpretation by offering courses taught by neutron scattering scientist.
 2.  Expose participants to cutting-edge research in structural biology by presenting seminars from national and international scientists to detail how neutron scattering integrate in their research program.
 3.  Build interactions between graduate participants and their university groups and ORNL neutron scattering experts to develop new research projects.
 Information is available on the course web page: http://neutrons.ornl.gov/conf/gcnb2010/

Travel and accommodation grants are available. The application package consisting of 1) Information form, 2) CV, 3) Applicant motivation letter (1/2 to 1 page), 4) Principal Investigator letter of support (1/2 to 1 page), 5) Justification for level of travel support requested should be sent electronically to meilleurf at ornl.gov<mailto:meilleurf at ornl.gov> before March 26, 2010.

The number of participants is limited to 15. Attendance to the course is free of charge.
Participants have the possibility to register as non degree students at NCSU for 2 credit-hours (BCH 590E).

Best Regards,

Flora Meilleur
Assistant Professor
Molecular & Structural Biochemistry
N C State University
& Neutron Scattering Sciences Division
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Phone: 865-241-2897

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