Dr. Flora Meilleur chaired the 4th workshop on the applications of neutrons scattering in structural biology (BCH590E) hosted by Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) during June 24-28, 2013. Since the inaugural event in 2010, the workshop has increased in popularity and broadened to include graduate students, post-doctoral fellows and university faculty with diverse backgrounds and interests in structural biology. The workshop is structured to introduce the participants to neutron scattering techniques, instrumentation and data collection, analysis and interpretation and to expose them to cutting-edge research in neutron structural biology. Over 60 graduate students, post-doctoral fellows and university faculty – from 34 premier universities and research institutions across the United States, with no prior neutron scattering experience have now participated.
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) hosted the third school on the applications of Neutron Scattering in Structural Biology (BCH590E) during June 4-8, 2012. This one-week intensive course is co-organized annually by the Department of Molecular and Structural Biochemistry at North Carolina State University and the Neutron Sciences Directorate at ORNL. It aims at training future structural biologists on neutron scattering techniques. While the past editions had been opened to graduate students only, this year’s attendees also included post-doctoral research associates and faculty professors.