This is an archive of the official website for the IUCrXIX Congress at Geneva in 2002. Some images and text may be missing and some links no longer work.


All workshops will take place on Tuesday, August 6, 2002, at the Palexpo Conference Centre
Registration for Workshops is additional to Congress registration and the number of
places is limited.
Registration is on the basis of 'first-come first-served'. Registration Form

Workshop on Scattering Methods for Nanoscale Structure Characterization
Sponsored by IUCr Commission on Small Angle Scattering
Full day workshop organized by Dr. J.D. Barnes
This workshop is designed to acquaint researchers who currently do not practice small-angle scattering with the fundamentals of SAS methods as they are applied to the characterization of such diverse structures as synthetic polymer molecules, protein complexes, alloys and ceramics, composite materials, self-organizing molecular structures, engineering plastics, and microphotonic materials. Workshop instructors will describe the principles of small-angle X-ray and small-angle neutron scattering (SAXS and SANS) and will demonstrate how these principles are applied to the practical elucidation of structure on distance scales ranging from nanometers to some tens of micrometers.

Workshop on Protein Crystal Growth
Full day workshop organized by Naomi Chayen
The aim of this workshop is to present the state of the art in practical methodology for crystal growth of biological macromolecules. Some of the methods are also suitable for the crystallization of small molecules. The workshop will consist of lectures/videos dealing with methods for screening and optimisation of crystallization conditions, including high throughput trials, membrance proteins, new ways of growth in gels, heterogeneous nucleans, etc. It will conclude with a panel of experts who will answer questions from the audience. Questions and comments regarding this workshop should be directed to Naomi Chayen, Division of Biomedical Sciences Imperial College, London SW7 2AZ, U.K.

09:00 - 09:30 Bernadette Byrne "A novel scaffold method for the expression, purification and crystallisation of membrane proteins".
09:30 - 10:00 Neera Borkakoti "Experiences of crystallising proteins in industry"
10:00 - 10:30 Bernard Rupp "High throughput crystallography - is it for you? Efficiency considerations for modest budget and academic environment".
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 - 11:30 Allan D'Arcy "Methods for crystallising proteins in drug discovery"
11:30 - 12:00 Emmanuel Saridakis "Experimental separation of Nucleation and
12:00 - 12:30 Elspeth Garman "Cryo methods: Forward planning at the
crystallisation stage."
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 - 14:30 Jeroen Mesters "Crystallisation and harvesting tips"
14:30 - 15:00 Naomi Chayen "Techniques for improving crystal quality"
15:00 - 15:30 Questions to the Panel
15:30 - 16:00 Coffee break
16:00 - 17:30 Hands-on practical session


Workshop on Twinning and the CRYSTALS Program
Full day workshop organized by Simon Parsons and David Watkin
For further information:

CCDC Workshop
Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre Workshop
Workshop cancelled, please contact for more information.

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