Crystallography Workbench

June 11-13, 2012

Three day practical course in crystallization of membrane and large complexes of macromolecules

Location:National Synchrotron Light Source, Brookhaven National Laboratory

Purpose & Scope of Workshop:
The purpose of this course is to provide participants with hands-on experience of a variety of crystal growth methods for obtaining high quality crystals. The course will address both conventional and non-conventional methods in membrane protein crystal growth and large complexes. Introductory lectures will precede the three practical sessions planned for the course. Time for discussions and informal meetings with the tutors is scheduled. A special session on cryogenic protection and crystal quality assessment will be conducted at the X6A and X4C beam lines on the last day.

Intended Audience:  Graduate students, post-doctoral fellows and research scientists interested in learning about different approaches to crystallization. Participation is limited on a first come basis. All participants are required to have a valid BNL guest appointment at the beginning of the workshop. If you do not have a valid appointment with BNL, you will need to register in the BNL Guest Information System (GIS).

Samples:  Participants can bring samples to try during the workshop.  Samples are required to be non-hazardous.  If you have any questions, please contact one of the organizers.

Registration Fee: 

Note:  Registration fees may be used to offset the cost of certain meals/breaks provided during the workbench.

Organizers:  Mercy Baez (; Luxi Li (, Rakhi Agarwal (, Xiangpeng Kong (, Vivian Stojanoff (