Remote X-ray Data Collec on from European Synchrotrons at the Weizmann Institute of Science

Remote data collection is routinely possible at Diamond Light Source (DLS, Oxford) and the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF, Grenoble) and other European synchrotrons are also planning to make this available. At this workshop, at the Weizmann Institute of Science, the protocols for remote data collection at DLS and ESRF will be discussed, demonstrated and used.

The data processing pipelines and the structure determination pipelines, that are available at the synchrotron sites, will be explained and used.     

There will be excellent opportunities to interact with experts on how to optimally benefit from this advanced technology made available at DLS and ESRF to the structural biology community. Computing facilities and expertise are also available for using the remotely collected data in subsequent structure determination and structure validation calculations.




The workshop is particularly targeted for students having projects aimed at 3D structure determination using biomacromolecular crystals, working at institutes that are a member of SESAME and/or working at institutes of Instruct-ERIC countries relatively far from European Synchrotrons, as well as for students from non-EU countries working at EU-institutes who need to apply for visa, restricting efficient access to perform on-site data collection. Students are encouraged to send crystals in advance, which will then be shipped to DLS or ESRF.
Details on these shipments will be provided to the participants of the workshop.


A short summary report of the results of the workshop can be found at:


Organizing committee

  • Joel L. Sussman 

  • Weizmann Institute of Science

    Orly Dym

    Weizmann Institute of Science

    Kristian Koski

    University of Oulu, Finland

    Rik Wierenga

    University of Oulu, Finland




Hollander Center for Structural Proteomics

Kimmelman Center for Biomolecular Structure and Assembly

Mazer Center Structural Biology

The Chorafas Institute for Scientific Exchange

Janet and David Polak Crossroads of Science Conference Fund


Coordinator & Accessibility Issues

Irit Veksler