DECTRIS launches new Product Range
Date: 23 August 2017, Hall-4, Time: 1305-1455

In this year’s Lunchtime Seminar, DECTRIS is uncovering its new range of Hybrid Photon Counting detectors, enabling Synchrotron- and Laboratory-Customers to pursue their science with even more photons and less background. On stage with their OEM partners, DECTRIS will demonstrate the benefit of strong partnerships for the user.

If you want to get firsthand information about the new DECTRIS detectors, don’t miss to join.


Cryo-Electron Microscopy: An indispensable solution for Structural Biology
Date: 24 August 2017, Hall-5, Time: 1305-1455
Wim Voorhout, Alevtyna Yakushevska, Marc Storms,Raymond Wagner, Gijs van Duinen
Thermo Fisher Scientific, Achtseweg Noord 5, 5651 GG Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Cryo-EM – Single Particle Analysis (SPA) in particular – has rapidly developed from a pioneering into a mainstream application that has caused a revolution in the field of structural biology at the atomic resolution. Significant resolution improvements on 3D protein structures and their interactive states have led to an increasing insight in protein machineries, sub-cellular interactions and mechanisms. This will eventually contribute to answer real biologically as well as medically relevant questions.

The results that have been recently obtained and published have triggered a large group of new users – mostly originating from the field of X-ray crystallography and NMR – to adopt cryo-EM as a viable, complementary technology. Now, finally, a continuum has been reached on all important aspects with regards to resolution and macromolecular scales which allows for the full deployment of the combination of these technologies. This offers significant opportunities but also poses severe challenges for a manufacturing company like Thermo Fisher.

In this luncheon seminar we will give an overview of the SPA workflow from sample preparation, via screening to automated high resolution data collection. The latest developments on phase plate, direct electron detector and imaging tools will be discussed.
In addition, we will present how we are going to ensure that our new customers will be successful by means of a special customer enablement program.


Solution scattering in the laboratory
Date: 24 August 2017, Meeting Room 1.05, Time: 1305-1455

This scientific session organized by Xenocs will describe how progress in small angle x-ray scattering instrumentation, method and analysis makes it possible to study diluted solutions and low contrast scattering systems such as biological compounds directly in the laboratory.
Chairman: Dr Peter Høghøj, Xenocs CEO

Scientific programme :

  • Dr. James Doutch from ISIS, UK, will present a talk entitled “Complementarity of high brilliance low background lab based SAXS camera and SANS beamlines at a large scale facility – user experiences and new biophysical insights”, highlighting some of the benefits of their recently acquired laboratory SAXS instrument in his research.

  • Dr. Lise Arleth from Copenhagen University, Denmark, will present the talk “Investigation of biological systems on a laboratory based SAXS instrument”, showing data from home source instruments, synchrotrons and neutron facilities and discussing their individual strengths and weaknesses.

  • Dr. Søren Skou from Xenocs/SAXSLAB, France/Denmark, will give a talk entitled “BioSAXS directly in your lab” presenting some of the latest developments in both all- round as well as fully automated and dedicated biological SAXS instrumentation for the home laboratory and their applications.

  • The session will end with a Round Table discussion on ‘Present and future possibilities of SAXS solution studies in the lab’.


  • 13.05 Arrival and lunch served (buffet tables)
  • 13.45 Start of session


Molecular Dimensions
Date: 25 August 2017, Hall-2.03 & 04, Time: 1305-1455

At IUCr2017 in Hyderabad, Molecular Dimensions will be celebrating the contribution women continue to make to crystallography by inviting some of the most exciting current female researchers to talk about their science.

We will hear from Prof Elspeth Garman, Oxford University at the peak of her career and Rebecca Eno of Durham University who is just starting. From the cutting edge of Indian research with Dr Gayathri Pananghat of IISER, Pune and from industry with Alex Stanley of Rigaku. It should be a fascinating lunch and we look forward to seeing you there!

Lunch will be provided.


  • 13.15 Arrival and lunch served
  • 13.30 Prof Elspeth Garman, Oxford University “30 Years of Travels in Protein Crystallography”
  • 13.45 Miss Rebecca Eno, Durham University “Protein-ligand interactions and stability of plant GSTs with thermal shift assays”
  • 14.00 Dr Alex, Stanley, Rigaku
  • 14.15 Dr Gayathri Pananghat, IISER Pune “Motility driven by the bacterial cytoskeleton: Towards a molecular mechanism”