Events in Australia

36th Lorne Conference on Protein Structure and Function
6 February – 10 February 2011
The Lorne meeting highlights leading-edge protein science, irrespective of its focus. It includes oral and poster presentation sessions, a young investigator session, trade workshops and social events.

AXAA 2011
6-11 February 2011
Star City, Sydney, NSW

The AXAA 2011 Schools, Advanced Workshops, Conference and Exhibition provide opportunities for people working in the fields of laboratory x-ray fluorescence and x-ray diffraction, and in synchrotron, neutron and other complementary scattering techniques, to participate in discussions, knowledge-sharing and networking. The meeting will showcase recent scientific results and exciting new developments in related instrumentation, software, and techniques of analysis. It will focus on advances in industrial and fundamental research, particularly those achieved though new developments in techniques.

13-16 February 2011
Novotel Pacific Bay Resort, Coffs Harbour, NSW

The 32nd Australasian Polymer Symposium (32APS) is organised by the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI) Polymer Division. Topics ranging from fundamental modelling to applied materials will include polymer synthesis, characterisation, physics of polymers, engineering, materials, and the interface of polymer science with other disciplines such as biomaterials, nanomaterials and surface science.

15th International Small-Angle Scattering Conference (SAS 2012)
18-23 November 2012
Sydney, Australia

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Events Outside Australia

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Q2XAFS2011 International Workshop
12-13 April 2011
Photon Factory, Tsukuba, Japan

The International Workshop on ‘Improving the data quality and quantity for XAFS experiments’ will focus on protocols for XAFS measurements and the standardisation of XAFS setups. Newly developed XAFS beamlines and future prospects will also be discussed. Pre-register now to receive further details.

Crystal 27 SCANZ 2011 Conference
27-30 April 2011
Rotorua, New Zealand
The 27th Biennial Conference of the Society of Crystallographers in Australia and New Zealand will include sessions on:

  • synchrotron science
  • structural biology, enzymes, assemblies
  • applications in biotechnology and medicine
  • chemistry, materials science
  • supramolecular chemistry, crystal engineering
  • methods, including complementary techniques.

2011 Particle Accelerator Conference (PAC’11)
28 March – 1 April 2011
New York USA

The latest in the Particle Accelerator Conference series, this event is organised to attract accelerator scientists, engineers, students and industrial exhibitors interested in every aspect of the science and technology of particle accelerators.

International Conference on Structural Genomics (ICSG 2011)
10-14 May 2011
Toronto Canada

Structural genomics is making tremendous contributions to many areas of biological research including new methods and strategies for structural biology and rational drug design, advances in understanding molecular evolution, biological signaling, enzyme catalysis and the mechanisms and treatment of infectious and genetic diseases. This meeting will discuss the most recent developments in structural genomics and its impact on research in biology, medicine and disease. Application deadline for young scientist travel fellowships is 1 February 2011. Early registration and abstract submission deadline is 28 February 2011.

Erice 2011: The Power of Powder Diffraction
2-12 June 2011
Ettore Majorana Centre, Erice, Italy

The 44th crystallographic course at Erice Crystallography School will be a complete introduction to the diverse field of powder diffraction. Recent breakthroughs in experimental powder diffraction and data analysis mean that this versatile technique is now solving and refining inorganic, molecular and even protein structures relatively routinely.

Gordon-Kenan Research Seminar on X-Ray Science
6-7 August 2011
Waterville, Maine, USA

A unique forum for graduate students, post-docs, and other scientists with comparable levels of experience and education to present and exchange new data and cutting edge ideas. This meeting will focus on recent advances in x-ray science and techniques from advanced light sources with sessions covering ultrafast science, time-resolved x-ray characterisation, coherence, and other new techniques as well as a mentorship session. Applications and abstracts must be submitted by 9 July 2011.

X-Ray Science Gordon Research Conference
7-12 August 2011
Waterville, Maine, USA

With the first hard x-ray free electron laser source beginning operation and with other advanced x-ray sources operational and planned, this is an exciting time to exchange ideas about the future of x-ray science and applications. This event will bring together investigators at the forefront of these areas, and provide a venue for young scientists entering a career in x-ray research to present their research in poster format, hold discussions in a friendly setting, and exchange ideas with leaders in the field. Application deadline is 10 July 2011.

SPIE Optical Engineering + Applications
21 - 25 August 2011
San Diego, California, USA

This major symposium covers classical optical R&D, design and engineering, as well as x-ray/EUV optics, remote sensing, information processing, space optical systems, and illumination engineering. Abstract due date is 7 February 2011. Check the website for events of interest to synchrotron scientists.

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