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Teacher Training: Exploring Proteins with a New Light

Welcome Educators

Brookhaven National Laboratory is hosting a teacher training, Exploring Proteins with a New Light, July 1–3, 2019. The training is centered on the applications in diffraction and protein crystallography and the development of student research projects at the National Synchrotron Light Source-II (NSLS-II). Upon completion of the training, teachers will receive 22 hours in-service credits. A nominal fee of $180 US for teachers and $40 US for students will be charged, which includes daily lunch and refreshments.

High school biology, chemistry, and research teachers are invited to apply. Teachers may bring a maximum of two students to accompany them during training. Alternately, teachers may participate with a colleague from their school. A maximum of six teacher-student groups or teacher-teacher groups will be accepted. Students must be 15 years at the start of the program. Selected teams will receive additional information regarding payment and training.

To participate in the workshop the school district must have a signed user agreement with BNL.

Training Details

  • Title: Exploring Proteins with a New Light
  • Dates: July 1 – July 3, 2019
  • Time:
    • 10:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. (July 1, 2019)
    • 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (July 2 and July 3, 2019)
  • Audience: H.S. biology chemistry, and research teachers
  • Professional Development Credit: 22 hours
  • Fee: $180 US teachers, $40 US students
  • Application Deadline: March 22, 2019
  • Notification of Selection: April 12, 2019

Scope - 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. Lectures and hands-on laboratory activities will introduce participants to sample preparation, data collection, and data analysis methods in protein crystallography. Participants will have the opportunity to carry out experiments 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 through hands-on laboratory activities in sample preparation, protein crystallization, imaging, data collection, and data analysis.

Have questions or need assistance?

Aleida Perez (Office of Educational Programs, OEP)
Bus: 631-344-4788

Special Thanks

Thank you to Hampton Research for the generous donations of materials.

Hampton Research


Important Dates

Fri., Mar 22, 2019 Application submission closes.
Fri., Apr 12, 2019 Notification of selection and registration opens for selected participants.
Fri., May 10, 2019 Registration closes.

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. The exception would include activities such as regular courses of instructions or training seminars at the National Center and the HAMMER training facility at Hanford, and regular courses of instruction or training seminars conducted by the office of Management for Acquisitions, workforce related to the core activities of the department.

Last Modified: May 17, 2019