Macromolecular Crystallography School 2020

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Applications are now welcome!!

Hands-on workshop with lectures, practical tutorials and plenty of time for problems-solving with X-ray diffraction data

Main Topics:

  • data processing;
  • phasing and structure determination;
  • model refinement and validation;
  • introduction to integration of crystallography and cryo-electron microscopy data


Confirmed speakers

  • Alejandro Buschiazzo (Institut Pasteur de Montevideo, Uruguay)
  • Eleanor Dodson (University of York, UK)
  • Paul Emsley (Laboratory of Molecular Biology MRC, Cambridge, UK)
  • Beatriz Guimarāes (Instituto Carlos Chagas Fiocruz, Curitiba, Brazil)
  • Ronan Keegan (STFC Rutherford Appleton Lab – CCP4, Didcot, UK)
  • Eugene Krissinel (STFC Rutherford Appleton Lab – CCP4, Didcot, UK)
  • Natalia Lisa (Instituto de Biología Molecular y Celular, Rosario, Argentina)
  • Joāo Muniz (Instituto de Física de São Carlos, Brazil)
  • Garib Murshudov (Laboratory of Molecular Biology MRC, Cambridge, UK)
  • James Parkhurst (Diamond Light Source, Didcot, UK)
  • Randy Read (University of Cambridge, UK)
  • Silvia Russi (Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource, USA)
  • Kyle Stevenson (STFC Rutherford Appleton Lab – CCP4, Didcot, UK)
  • Marin van Heel (Lab. Nacional de Nanotecnologia CNPEM, Campinas, Brazil)
  • Clemens Vonrhein (Global Phasing Ltd, Cambridge, UK)


A maximum of 25 students will be accepted

Registration fees and accommodation expenses will be covered by the organization.

Stay tuned to this page for future news (including a limited number of scholarships for Latin American students).

How to apply?

Fill out and send the Application formtogether with the following documents:

  • short CV (max. 3 pages)
  • letter of support from your laboratory head

Applications should be sent to:

Deadline for applications: July 9th, 2020

Selection Criteria:

1) Clear statements about how crystallography is important for the applicants’ ongoing scientific project (application forms, CV and supervisor’s letter);

2) Although not exclusive, priority will be given to: advanced PhD students, postdocs or young researchers; applicants working in South America; students bringing in their own diffraction data.


The full program is being defined, please take a look at previous editions to have a taste of the subjects and practical activities that we typically cover.

Stay tuned! updates with further details will be published soon.

For further informations, please contact:

Sponsored by:

  • Collaborative Computational Project Nº4 (CCP4, UK) & Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC, UK)
  • Centro de Biologia Estructural del Mercosur (CeBEM)
  • Integrative approaches in Structural Biology and cryo-Microscopy, MICROBES consortium, CYTED


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