SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
U.S. Department of Energy: Office of Science

RapiData 2015
Data Collection and Structure Solving: A Practical Course in Macromolecular X-Ray Diffraction Measurement
May 3-8, 2015

RapiData 2015 is a practical course in macromolecular X-ray diffraction data collection, data processing and structure solution. The aim of the course is to educate and train young scientists in data collection and processing methods at synchrotron beamlines, using state-of-the-art software and instrumentation

The course will comprise hands-on experiments at the SSRL beamlines, software tutorials, and lectures on the following topics:

  • Specimen preparation, X-ray damage, tactics in data collection
  • Synchrotron radiation
  • X-ray detectors
  • Data reduction
  • Structure solving by MAD, SAD and Molecular replacement
  • Complementary methods (spectroscopy and small angle scattering)
  • Structural biology at X-ray free-electron lasers

Previous RapiData courses

For many years RapiData took place at the NSLS (Brookhaven National Laboratory). The NSLS closed forever on 30 September 2014, and the SSRL have accepted the offer by the Brookhaven Lab group to take over the spirit and name of RapiData.


RapiData2015 is supported by the following sponsors: