European XFEL Users' Meeting 2013, DESY Hamburg on 23 – 25 January 2013

The European XFEL Users’ Meeting 2013 will be held at DESY Hamburg on 23 – 25 January 2013. The meeting will be organized jointly with the PHOTON SCIENCE Users’ Meeting 2013.

The programme comprises:

23 Jan, all day: Plenary sessions of the European XFEL (project status and progress reports; Science session with special topic: State-of-the-art instrumentation for scientific X-ray FEL applications).

24 Jan, morning: Plenary sessions (Soft X-ray FEL / FLASH experiments) jointly organized with the Photon Science colleagues.

25 Jan, afternoon: Poster session, jointly organized with DESY Photon Science.

In the afternoon of 24 Jan, room is given to satellite meetings and workshops. In the morning of 25 Jan the Plenary session of the DESY Photon Science Users’ Meeting 2013 will take place.

We are pleased to announce that we are again able to offer to a limited number of young scientists a financial contribution of up to 600 €, depending on distance, towards travel and living expenses. All current PhD students, as well as scientists who obtained their doctoral degree after 1 January 2011 are eligible. We encourage you to forward this information to science graduate students or recent PhD’s who might be interested. Deadline for application is 4 January 2013.

Additional information including registration is available at the following website.

X-ray Free Electron Laser workshop on Wednesday 14th November 2012

X-ray Free Electron Laser. What can it do for UK structural Biology?

A free half day workshop for the UK community will showcase important and exciting results that have been obtained using X-FELs.

The meeting is organised under the Instruct banner by Jim Naismith (St Andrews), supported by Diamond Light Source.

The speakers will include:
Professor Ilme Schlichting (Max Plank)
Professor Henry Chapman (European X-FEL)
Professor Richard Neutze (Gothenburg)

The workshop will be held at Burroughs Room at the Wellcome Collection Conference Centre on Euston Road.

Coffee at 10am, for a 10.30 prompt start. Wednesday 14th November 2012

Presentations will finish and a working lunch will follow.

At 2pm UK funders (BBSRC, Wellcome Trust, MRC, STFC) have offered to have a discussion with the community about our views on whether and how the UK should engage with X-FEL. There is an option for a limited investment in an experimental station for UK structural biology. A decision on whether to participate will have to made this calendar year.

Places are limited by the capacity, please register by emailing Susan Daenke (