SBNet/UU - Practical Course in Protein Crystallisation
At least once a year,
organises a joint SBNet/UU "Practical Course in Protein
Crystallisation". The number of participants in the practical
parts of the course is limited to 20.
Students from academic Swedish structural biology
laboratories outside Uppsala are eligible for
reimbursement of the costs for attending this course.
Information about the next course
can be found on Terese's course page.
To present the most up-to-date developments in protein
crystallization. This is a practical, hands-on course at the
graduate level. There will be extensive laboratory work.
Who can attend ?
Ph.D. students, laboratory technicians,
researchers who crystallize proteins; biochemists who purify
proteins with the aim of crystallizing them. Employees of
Swedish universities outside Uppsala can apply to SBNet for
travel and accomodation support.
No prior experience of crystallization is required.
Some prior experience of protein purification, OR protein engineering
OR crystallography is helpful. The course will cater to both
beginners and experienced crystallizers.
- So many different screening strategies: which one is best?
- Gizmos: practical devices for crystallization
- Oils for crystals.
- Protein purification for crystallization: how is it different?
- Interpreting that precipitate: how to read a crystallization drop.
- Crystallization in space: are we getting the full benefits of
- What's on the web for crystallization? Using the BMCD, CRYSTOOL,
- How to characterize your protein: dynamic light scattering,
mass spec, and more.
- Lab practicals will include: use of oils, making xenon derivatives,
making lipid cubic phases, seeding, gels, reverse vapor diffusion,
- Student presentations: all students will give a l0-15 minute talk
on their own work or a selected paper.
Course language: English
Course organizers: Uppsala University and SBNet
Participants: strictly limited to 20 persons.
How to enroll: see
Terese's course page. These courses fill up fast,
so don't wait too long to sign up.
Latest update at 12 January, 2000.