Hot Topics In Contemporary Crystallography 4 – Structural Biology
The HTCC workshops tackle most fascinating achievements in both experimental methods and theoretical approaches, which lately put forward structural research to the front lines of natural sciences. HTCC4 will entirely be dedicated to structural biology.
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HTCC workshops – What is it all about?
The HTCC workshops tackle most fascinating achievements in both experimental methods and theoretical approaches, which lately put forward structural research to the front lines of natural sciences. We bring together leading experts in chosen domains as lecturers, and utterly ambitious scientists in crystallography or related fields as “students”, who may come from both academia and industry, are keen to acquire new knowledge on the cutting edge methods in structural sciences and explore options to apply them to their ongoing research, or simply desire to find a glimmer of inspiration for their future projects based on the latest developments in structural research.
HTCC4 – Structural biology
HTCC4 will entirely be dedicated to structural biology. Over four intense working days, we shall cover techniques which go beyond classical crystallography, yet which complement it so smoothly: XFEL – X-ray free-electron laser (HT1), cryo-electron microscopy (HT2), NMR in macromolecular structural research (HT3) and biomolecular in-silico simulations (HT4). The lecturers and tutors shall explain fundamentals of these methodologies, give examples on their practical applications, tutor the practical and interactive sessions, and moderated round table discussions on how to apply these methods to your research. The examples of particular systems studied with the presented methods shall emphasize intertwist between the four chosen hot topics in contemporary research. The complementarity of each of the hot topics with classical crystallography shall be discussed.
What kind of audience do we target?
The principal HTCC target audiences are, apparently, young(ish) crystallographers, electron microscopists, NMRists and researchers in silico simulations dealing with bio macromolecular systems. Nonetheless, we count on researchers from the domains of (bio)chemistry, physics, biology and life sciences from both industry and academia, who appreciate and take advantage of the structural studies, want to spice up their research with an additional hint of interdisciplinarity, or, simply learn what’s new in the dynamic world of structural research.