General Lab Information

Welcome Educators

Brookhaven National Laboratory is hosting virtual educator training, Exploring Proteins in a New Light on June 28 to July 1, 2021. The training is centered on the applications protein crystallography in and the development of student research projects at the National Synchrotron Light Source-II (NSLS-II). See the attached course outline for information.

High school biology, chemistry and research educators are invited to apply. Educators may bring a maximum of 2 students to accompany them during training. Students must have completed biology and /or chemistry by the start of the workshop. Students must be no younger than 15 years old at the start of the workshop. Alternately, teachers may participate with a colleague from their school.

To be considered, please complete this online registration, which must be completed by the lead teacher. There is no charge to participate in the workshop. Upon completion of the training, teachers will receive 12 in-service credit hours.

Training Details

  • Title: Exploring Proteins in a New Light
  • Dates: June 28–July 1, 2021
  • Time: 9:00 AM–12:00 PM
  • Audience: H.S. biology chemistry, and research teachers
  • Professional Development Credit: 12 hours


Learn what is happening at the new source of light at Brookhaven National Laboratory. At the National Synchrotron Light Source-II, light allows us to explore the fascinating world of atoms, molecules and cells. Virtual Lectures and laboratory activities demonstrations will introduce participants to sample preparation, data collection, and data analysis methods in protein crystallography. One of the aims is that teachers participating in this workshop will be able to lead their students to conduct experiments or contribute to ongoing research at the National Synchrotron Light Source II.

Agenda Overview

Lecture topics include cell structure, macromolecules, crystals, principles of synchrotron radiation, crystallography, data analysis, and developing proposals for research at the NSLS II. Participants will gain firsthand knowledge in sample preparation, protein crystallization, imaging, data collection, and data analysis.

Join the Training Remotely

The Zoom connection information will be provided to you prior to the start of the event. Please do not give out this connection information. It is only for registered attendees.


Important Dates

March 1, 2021 Registration opens
June 14, 2021 Additional guest registration for non-U.S. citizens closes
May 3, 2021 Registration closes
May 17, 2021 Notification of selection

Training Information

Note: This event falls under Exemption D (Formal classroom training held at Federal facilities, which does not exhibit indicia of a formal conference as outlined in the Conference/Event Exemption Request Form.) Participation is contingent on application acceptance.