University of Patras, Greece, July 8-12, 2013

Topics to be covered include:

◊     Powder Crystallography: Powder diffraction (experimental methods, sample preparation, detectors, synchrotron radiation), The unit cell determination, Full pattern powder decomposition, Space group determination, Ab initio and non ab initio phasing techniques for powder diffraction data, Computer applications.
Protein Powder Diffraction: Overview, methods & applications.

◊     Electron Crystallography: The physical bases of the electron diffraction and their special features with respect to X-ray and neutron diffraction. The experimental diffraction methods: elements of electron microscopy, traditional diffraction techniques and modern ones (the Precession Electron Diffraction (PED) and the Automated Diffraction Tomography (ADT) methods). Phasing via electron diffraction data: computer applications.


Tutors: Detlef Beckers, Corrado Cuocci, Partha Pratim Das, Andrew N. Fitch, Mauro Gemmi, Carmelo Giacovazzo, Fabia Gozzo, Irene Margiolaki, Stavros Nicolopoulos, Rosanna Rizzi, Andrew Stewart, Robert B. Von Dreele & Jonathan P. Wright.