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Menlo Park, CA  8-10 October 2003


Thursday, October 9
07.30 REGISTRATION (Refreshments / Vendor Exhibits / SSRLUO-EC Ballot Drop Off / Poster Set Up)
Session 1 Opening Remarks
08.00 SSRLUO-EC Welcome and Update on User Activities
   Benjamin Bostick, Dartmouth College
08.15 View from Washington
   Mike Lubell, Director of Public Affairs, American Physical Society; Chairman, Department of Physics, CCNY
08.30 Welcome Remarks
   Jonathan Dorfan, SLAC Director
08.45 DOE BES Perspective
   Patricia Dehmer, Associate Director of Science for BES, DOE
09.15 SSRL Director's Report
    Keith Hodgson, SLAC Associate Director for SSRL
09:45 BREAK (Vendor Exhibits / Poster Set Up / Deadline for SSRLUO-EC Voting)
Session 2 Perspectives on the UTEP-SSRL Gateway Program
In tribute to the late Iran Thomas of the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science, a special session has been organized to honor Thomas' interest in education and diversity. Thomas, who passed away on February 28, was a long-time director in the Office of Basic Energy Sciences (BES) who supported and enabled the development of new and innovative research programs, including the University of Texas El Paso (UTEP) and SSRL Gateway program.
10.10 Introduction
   Russell Chianelli, UTEP, Session Chair
10.15 Overview Remarks
   Patricia Dehmer, Associate Director of Science for Bes, DOE
10.30 The UTEP-SSRL Gateway Program
    Russell Chianelli, UTEP and Arthur Bienenstock, Stanford University
10.45 Synchrotron Radiation Study of Pb and As in Air Filter Particulate Matter
   Xiomara C. Kretschmer, UTEP
11.00 Cadmium Uptake and Translocation in Tumbleweed, a Potential Cd-Hyperaccumulator Desert Plant Species: ICP/OES and XAS Studies
   Guadalupe de la Rosa, UTEP
11.15 HRTEM, Synchrotron, and Simulation Techniques Applied to Activity and Selectivity Correlation in Hydrodesulfurization Catalysts
   Myriam Perez De la Rosa, UTEP
11.45 LUNCH (Vendor Exhibits)
Session 3 Micro X-ray Beam Spectroscopy and Diffraction
12.30 Introduction of Technique and Speakers
   John Bargar, Session Chair
12.35 Examples of the Application of Mirror-based Hard X-ray Microprobe Techniques in the Earth and Environmental sciences
   Antonio Lanzirotti, University of Chicago
13.00Biological X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy Imaging
   Ingrid Pickering, University of Saskatchewan
13.25X-ray Spectroscopic and Diffraction Study of the Speciation of Uranium in Contaminated Sediments from the DOE's Hanford Site
   Jeffrey Catalano, Stanford University
13.50 Microbial Polymer Templation of Iron Oxyhydroxides
   Clara Chan, University of California, Berkeley
14.15BREAK (Vendor Exhibits)
Session 4 Poster Session
14.20 User Research Poster Session (in tent)

Poster Index
Session 5 Spectroscopy and Crystallography of Macromolecules
15.40 Introduction of Techniques and Speakers
   Timothy McPhillips, Session Chair
15.45 A Conformational Mimic of the MgATP Bound "On State" of the Nitrogenase Fe Protein
   John Peters, Montana State University
16.20 The Structure of an Electron Transfer Complex Consisting of a Water-Soluble and Integral Membrane Protein from a Photosynthetic Bacterium
   Herbert Axelrod, UCSD
16.45 Instrumentation for Polarized XAS of Protein and Inorganic Single Crystals at SSRL
   Matthew Latimer, SSRL
17.10X-ray Spectroscopy of Photosystem II Single Crystals
   Junko Yano, LBNL
17.35Low-Resolution Phasing by Se-MAD in the Presence of Radiation Damage
   Constantina Bakolitsa, The Burnham Institute
18.30DINNER (Shut Down-Down Under theme in tent)
Friday, October 10
Session 6 Small Angle X-ray Scattering
08.15 Introduction of Technique and Speakers
   Hiro Tsuruta, Session Chair
08.20 In Situ SAXS/WAXS Studies of the Precipitation, Crystallization and High Temperature Phase Transitions of Minerals
   Sam Shaw, University of Oxford
08.55 Counterion Behavior on the Surfaces of Condensed Biopolymers
   Thomas Angelini, University of Illinois
09.20 Probing the Counterion Atmosphere around DNA by Anomalous Small-Angle X-ray Scattering
   Rhiju Das, Stanford University
09.45 Closing the Folding Chamber of the Eukaryotic Chaperonin Requires the Transition State of ATP Hydrolysis
   Anne Meyer, Stanford University
10.10BREAK (Vendor Exhibits)
Session 7 Surface Spectroscopy
10.20Introduction of Technique and Speakers
   Piero Pianetta, Session Chair
10.25Investigations of the Structural Properties of Aqueous Geochemical Interfaces by the Use of X-ray Diffraction, Standing Waves and Spectroscopy
   Peter Eng, University of Chicago
11.00 Investigations into the Surface Structure and Chemistry of ZnS Nanoparticles
   Benjamin Gilbert, University of California, Berkeley
11.25 Rapid and Heterogeneous Oxidation of Pyrite Surfaces by Thiobacillus ferrooxidans and T. thiooxidan
   Benjamin Bostick, Dartmouth College
11.50 The Structure of Ni-based Refractory Metal Glasses
   John Bilello, University of Michigan
12.15LUNCH (Vendor Exhibits)
Session 8 SSRL Reports
   Timothy McPhillips, Session Chair
13.05Beam Line Development
    Tom Rabedeau, SSRL
13.40SPEAR3 Status Report
    Bob Hettel, SSRL
14.05SPEAR3 Commissioning Plans
    James Safranek, SSRL
14.30LCLS Update
    John Galayda, SSRL
14.55SPPS Update
    Jerry Hastings, SSRL

15.30SSRLUO-EC Meeting
Introduce Newly Elected Members, Elect Vice Chair for next year


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