[ccp4bb] Off Topic: The 72nd Annual Pittsburgh Diffraction Conference

2014-09-26 Thread John Rose
3rd Announcement
The 72nd Annual Pittsburgh Diffraction Conference 

October 26 - 28, 2014

Georgia Hotel  Conference Center

Athens, GA,

Organized by John Rose and B.C. Wang



Deadlines (more information below)

Hotel reservations: Deadline September 29, 2014

Conference Registration:Deadline October 15, 2014

Sidhu Award:Deadline October 1, 2014

Abstract Deadline:  Deadline October 15, 2014



Reception:  Sunday October 26 7:00 pm

Opening Remarks:Monday October 27 8:45 am

Banquet:Monday October 27 7:00 pm



Scientific Sessions I
Scientific Sessions begin at 9:00 am and 1:30 pm 

Oct 27 AM Session: 100 years of X-ray Diffraction 
Chair  John Rose (University of Georgia)
   Brian Matthews (University of Oregon)
   Bi-Cheng Wang (University of Georgia)
   Charles Campana (Bruker-AXS)
   Aina Cohen(Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory)
   Larry DeLucas (University of Alabama, Birmingham)


Oct 27 PM Session: Structure Elucidation, Refinement and Interpretation

   through Powder Diffraction Crystallography 

Chair  Charles Lake (Indiana University of Pennsylvania)
   Brian Toby (APS, Argonne National Laboratory)
   Bob von Dreele (APS, Argonne National Laboratory)
   Ashfia Huq (SNS,Oak Ridge National Laboratory)
   Angus Wilkinson (Georgia Institute of Technology)
   Clarina dela Cruz (Oak Ridge National Laboratory)
   Scott Speakman (PANalytical)


October 27: Poster Session

Posters on all topics related to X-ray diffraction are invited. The C.S. Yoo 
Poster award ($400) will be given for the best poster presented by a student in 
the areas of macromolecular crystallography, small molecule crystallography and 
diffraction based material science).

Please see the PDC website (pdc14.bmb.uga.edu) for information about abstract 
preparation.



Scientific Sessions  II
Scientific Sessions begin at 9:00 am and 1:30 pm 

 
Oct 28 AM Session: Crystallographic Education 

Chair Joe Ng (University of Alabama, Huntsville)

   Cora Lind-Kovacs (University of Toledo)
   Joe NG (University of Alabama, Huntsville)
   Leighton Coates (Oak Ridge National Laboratory)
   Larry DeLucas (University of Alabama, Birmingham)
   Bill Duax (Hauptman-Woodward Institute)
   Claudia Rawn (University of Tennessee) 
 


Oct 28 PM Session: Advances in Neutron Crystallography 

Chair  Paul Langan (Oak Ridge National Laboratory)
   Irene Weber (Georgia State University)
   Don Ronning (University of Toledo)
   Andrey Kovalevsky (Oak Ridge National Laboratory)
   Daniel Unruh (Texas Tech University)
   Mayank Aggarwal (Oak Ridge National Laboratory)
 
 

Conference Workshop

Sunday October 26

9:00 - 5:00

Georgia Hotel  Conference Center 

Powder Diffraction Structure Solution with GSAS-II

Robert B. Von Dreele and Brian Toby

X-ray Science Division, Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National Laboratory 

The new GSAS-II package is believed to be the only general-purpose 
crystallographic analysis package to be started in the current century. It is 
also the only package written in a modern scientist-friendly language, such as 
Python. GSAS-II performs structural analysis from x-ray and neutron diffraction 
data, which may be single-crystal and/or powder diffraction data. It is hoped 
that by the time of the PDC, work will have begun on extending GSAS-II to 
include TOF data from the neutron spallation source.  Beyond structural 
analysis, GSAS-II can be used for powder diffraction data reduction, texture 
and stress analysis as well as pattern indexing and structure solution. 

This workshop will highlight these latter capabilities of GSAS-II: indexing and 
structure solution from powder diffraction, although all features of the 
package will be introduced. Participants should bring a laptop (Windows, Mac or 
Linux) with the GSAS-II software installed. To download GSAS-II see

subversion.xray.aps.anl.gov/trac/pyGSAS.

Contact the authors in advance for help with software installation. Limited 
assistance will also be available before the workshop start time.

 

Registration $65.00 (includes lunch)

Space is limited to 30 participants so register now

 



Important Deadlines

 

Conference Registrations – Deadline October 15, 2014

Everyone must register for the meeting including invited speakers.

 

$150 Conference registration for professionals (non students)

$ 50 Conference registration for students

$ 65 GSAS-II Workshop registration only

 

Reservations can be made via the conference web page

pdc14.bmb.uga.edu (REGISTRATIONS)

 

Hotel reservations – Deadline September 29, 2014

The PDS has reserved a block of 40 rooms at the UGA Hotel  Conference Center 
at the conference rate of $104.00 per night.

Hotel reservations may be made via HOUSING link on the PDC web page

[ccp4bb] 72nd Pittsburgh Diffraction Conference

2014-08-19 Thread John Rose
Join us for the seventy second annual Pittsburgh Diffraction Conference  
Ocrober 26th - 28th, 2014.  For more details please visit our website at 
pdc14.bmb.uga.edu  to register by October 15th.



2nd Announcement
The 72nd Annual Pittsburgh Diffraction Conference

October 26 - 28, 2014

Georgia Center for Continuing Education

Athens, GA,

Organized by John Rose and B.C. Wang

 



 

Scientific Sessions
Oct 27 AM Session: 100 years of X-ray Diffraction
 Chair John Rose, University of Georgia
 Brian Matthews (University of Oregon)
 Bi-Cheng Wang (University of Georgia)
 Charles Campana (Bruker-AXS)
 Aina Cohen (Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory)
 Larry DeLucas (University of Alabama, Birmingham)
 TBA
Oct 27 PM Session: Structure Elucidation, Refinement and Interpretation through 
Powder Diffraction Crystallography

 Chair Charles Lake, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
 Brian Toby (APS, Argonne National Laboratory)
 Bob von Dreele (APS, Argonne National Laboratory)
 Ashfia Huq (SNS, Oak Ridge National Laboratory)
 Angus Wilkinson (Georgia Institute of Technology)
 Clarina dela Cruz (Oak Ridge National Laboratory)
 Scott Spearman (PANanalytical)
 
Oct 28 AM Session: Crystallographic Education

 Chair Joe Ng (University of Alabama, Huntsville)

 Cora Lind-Kovacs (University of Toledo)
 Joe NG (University of Alabama, Huntsville)
 Leighton Coates (Oak Ridge National Laboratory)
 Larry DeLucas (University of Alabama, Birmingham)
 Bill Duax (Hauptman-Woodward Institute)
 Claudia Rawn (University of Tennessee) 
 Oct 28 PM Session: Advances in Neutron Crystallography

 Chair Paul Langan (Oak Ridge National Laboratory)
 Irene Weber (Georgia State University)
 Don Ronning (University of Toledo)
 Andrey Kovalevsky (Oak Ridge National Laboratory)
 TBA
 TBA

 



 

Conference Workshop

Sunday October 26

9:00 - 5:00

Georgia Center for Continuing Education

 

Powder Diffraction Structure Solution with GSAS-II

Robert B. Von Dreele and Brian Toby

X-ray Science Division, Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National Laboratory

 

The new GSAS-II package is believed to be the only general-purpose 
crystallographic analysis package to be started in the current century. It is 
also the only package written in a modern scientist-friendly language, such as 
Python. GSAS-II performs structural analysis from x-ray and neutron diffraction 
data, which may be single-crystal and/or powder diffraction data. It is hoped 
that by the time of the PDC, work will have begun on extending GSAS-II to 
include TOF data from the neutron spallation source.  Beyond structural 
analysis, GSAS-II can be used for powder diffraction data reduction, texture 
and stress analysis as well as pattern indexing and structure solution. 

 

This workshop will highlight these latter capabilities of GSAS-II: indexing and 
structure solution from powder diffraction, although all features of the 
package will be introduced. Participants should bring a laptop (Windows, Mac or 
Linux) with the GSAS-II software installed. To download GSAS-II see 
subversion.xray.aps.anl.gov/trac/pyGSAS.

 

Contact the authors in advance for help with software installation. Limited 
assistance will also be available before the workshop start time.

 

Workshop Registration $65.00 (includes lunch)

Space is limited to 30 participants so register soon!

 

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Deadlines

 

Conference Registrations – Deadline October 15, 2014

Everyone must register for the meeting including invited speakers.

$150 Conference registration for professionals (non students)

$ 50 Conference registration for students

$ 65 GSAS-II Workshop registration

Reservations can be made via the conference web page

pdc14.bmb.uga.edu (REGISTRATIONS)

 

Hotel reservations – Deadline September 29, 2014

The PDS has reserved a block of 40 rooms at the UGA Hotel  Conference Center 
at the conference rate of $104.00 per night.

Hotel reservations may be made via HOUSING link on the PDC web page or by 
telephone (800-884-1381). Please reference the hotel block code 83280 when 
making your reservations.

Abstracts – Deadline September 29, 2014 (See the ABSTRACTS link on the PDC web 
page).

Sidhu Award – Deadline September 15, 2014 (See the SIDHU AWARD link on the PDC 
web page).




For more information please see the PDC Web Site: PDC14.bmb.uga.edu

 

 

John Rose Ph.D.
Associate Professor
B204B, The Fred C. Davison Life Sciences Complex
120 Green Street
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular

[ccp4bb] Data base of sulfur-SAD structures

2010-08-24 Thread John Rose
Hi,

I have an undergraduate student collecting information for the development of a 
database of sulfur-SAD phased structures including data collection and other 
experimental parameters for his semester project.  Since mining the PDB for 
this information has proven difficult I am asking members of the community that 
if you have determined a structure by sulfur (or phosphorous) SAD could you 
please send me a reference to the paper or PDB entry.  My goal is to make the 
data available to the community via a web server.

Thanks,

John



John Rose Ph.D.
Associate Professor
B204B, The Fred C. Davison Life Sciences Complex
120 Green Street
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602-7229
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Phone: 706-542-1750
Fax:706-542-3077


[ccp4bb] Off Topic: Pittsburgh Diffraction Conference, October 29th - 31st, University of Georgia U.S.A.

2009-09-02 Thread John Rose

Dear Colleague,
Both B.C. Wang and I would like to direct your attention to a meeting  
that we are hosting at UGA on October 29-31, 2009.  The scientific  
sessions include RNA crystallography, small angle scattering, neutron  
diffraction, protein complexes and more.


As the announcement below shows, the session organizers have put  
together an outstanding and exciting program that we feel will be of  
interest to the community.  You and your students and staff are  
invited to attend.  Please mark your calendar.


Please forward this announcement to your colleagues who may be  
interested in attending the meeting.


P.S. Registered graduate students can attend the conference for free.

Best Regards,

John  B.C.

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First Announcement

 The 67th Annual Pittsburgh Diffraction Conference will be held  
October 29th - 31st at the University of Georgia Center for Continuing  
Education


 Dear Colleague:

On behalf of the program committee, you and your colleagues are  
cordially invited to join us for the 67th Annual Pittsburgh  
Diffraction Conference. Program Topics RNA Crystallography, Protein  
Small Angle X-ray Scattering, Diffraction Studies of Materials, Small  
Molecule Neutron Diffraction, and Crystallization of Protein-Protein  
Complexes. In addition, a new feature of the conference is the  
Pittsburgh Diffraction Society Future Leaders Symposium, which will  
highlight outstanding research carried out by graduate and  
undergraduate students.


Workshop on sulfur SAD Phasing:  The conference will be preceded by a  
hands-on workshop on sulfur-SAD phasing organized by John Rose  Bi- 
Cheng Wang on October 28th. Note the workshop is limited to 50  
participants.


We look forward to seeing you in Athens!

John P. Rose President-elect, Pittsburgh Diffraction Society,

and The Pittsburgh Diffraction Conference Session Organizers:
Christine Hoffmann, M. Gary Newton, Joseph Ng, Jeff Urbauer, Bi-Cheng  
Wang, Joseph Wedekind, Angus Wilkinson


Important Links:

1. Conference Registration and Accommodations


Note: The Georgia Center for Continuing Education has informed us that  
their web-based hotel reservation system is experiencing problems.


Please reserve your room by phone 1-800-884-1381 or (706) 542-2134.

State you are with the Pittsburgh Diffraction Conference (#69303).

2. Abstract Submission Instructions and Guidelines

3. Poster Session and Social Events

4. Workshop Details

5. Conference Program

Conference Program (* indicates a confirmed speaker)

RNA Crystallography: Relating Form to Function - Thursday morning  
(10/29)


Joseph Wedekind, University of Rochester School of Medicine   
Dentistry, Chair


 Martin Egli, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine*
 Ailong Ke, Cornell University*
 Charles Dann III, Indiana University*
 Hong Li, Florida State University*
 Christine M. Dunham, Emory University School of Medicine*
 Joseph Wedekind, University of Rochester School of Medicine  
 Dentistry*



SAXS as applied to Biomolecules - Thursday afternoon (10/29)

Jeff Urbauer, University of Georgia, Chair

 Dmitri Svergun, EMBL-Hamburg*
 Greg Hura, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory*
 Alexander Grishaev, National Institute of Diabetes   
Digestive  Kidney Disease*

 Thomas Grant, Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute*
 Sam Butcher, University of Wisconsin*
 Jeff Habel, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory*


Diffraction Studies of Materials - Friday Morning (10/30)

Angus Wilkinson, Georgia Institute of Technology, Chair

 TBA



Pittsburgh Diffraction Society Future Leaders Symposium - Friday  
afternoon (10/30)


Bi-Cheng Wang, University of Georgia, Chair

 Speakers will be taken from submitted abstracts



Small Molecule Neutron Crystallography: Growing Up - Saturday morning  
(10/31)

Christine Hoffmann, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Chair

 Garry McIntyre, Institute Laue-Langevin (ILL), Grenoble,  
France*
 Thomas Proffen, Lujan Neutron Scattering Center, Los Alamos  
National Laboratory*
 Anna Gardberg, Center for Structural Molecular Biology, Oak  
Ridge National Laboratory*
 Alison Edwards, Bragg Institute, Australian Nuclear Science  
and Technology Organization*
 Christina Hoffmann, Neutron Scattering Sciences Division,  
Oak Ridge National Laboratory*



Crystallization of Hetero-Protein Complexes - Saturday afternoon (10/31)

Joseph Ng, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Chair

Peter Sun, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious  
Diseases*

   Larry DeLucas, University of Alabama at Birmingham*
   Eddie Snell, Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute*
   Marc Pusey, Extremozyme Inc., Huntsville, AL*
   Leighton Coates, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Re: [ccp4bb] SUMMARY: synchrotron remote data collection

2008-07-29 Thread John Rose

Hi,

SER-CAT has been allowing remote access for about 18 months.
Both SER-CAT beamlines use a modified ALS-style crystal automounter  
and ALS style pucks.
SER-CAT 22ID can host 230 samples in its dewar and 22BM can host 96  
samples.
Both beamlines have remote data collection/data processing  
capabilities and SER-CAT offers a mail-in service to its members.
Several SER-CAT members have Rigaku ACTOR systems configured to host  
the ALS-style puck ($10K field upgrade).


John Rose Ph.D.
Associate Professor
B204B, The Fred C. Davison Life Sciences Complex
120 Green Street
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602-7229
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Phone: 706-542-1750
Fax:706-542-3077


[ccp4bb] Off Topic - Problems with Taylor Wharton CX-100 series dry shippers

2008-05-07 Thread John Rose

Hi,

Based on SER-CAT user input we are trying to assess the meantime  
between failure for the Taylor Wharton CX-100 series dry shipper.


If you have experienced problems with the Taylor Wharton CX-100 dry  
shippers where crystals have been lost we ask you please complete the  
following survey.


Please return the survey to me at the address below.  I will then  
compile and post the results


Thanks,

John

Name:

Institution:

Number of Taylor Wharton CX-100 series dry shippers which have failed:

Dry shipper model(s):

Approximate date of failure(s) from date of purchase:

Approximate number of roundtrip shipments to/from beamline at time of  
failure:


Dry shipper contents samples in canes or samples in pucks:

Shipping container (hard shell shipping case or other):

Courier service used:

Comments if any:





John Rose Ph.D.
Assistant Director SER-CAT
B204B, The Fred C. Davison Life Sciences Complex
120 Green Street
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602-7229
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Phone: 706-542-1750
Fax:  706-542-3077