From May 25-27, 2022 the NanED project had its first Workshop “Advanced courses in 3D ED methods”. The workshop was held in Prague at the Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences.
The main purpose of the meeting was to introduce structure analysis techniques that will be used by the students throughout their work on the project. The 12 ESRs already employed attended the workshop together with a small number of students outside the project.
Due to the covid-related restrictions, this meeting was also the first in-person meeting of the project participants, and thus it was also a great opportunity for getting to know each other, discussions and networking.
The meeting was set up to provide an introduction to all important aspects of the structure analysis process, both from theoretical and practical perspectives. Therefore, lectures on theory were mixed with lectures on practical applications and, most importantly, with practical hands-on tutorials, where the students could work on their own computers and solve practical problems.
The meeting was conceived in the following way: the first day was focused on structure solution and refinement, the second on raw 3D ED data reduction and analysis and the third was dedicated structure analysis of macromolecular crystals. During the first day, the ESRs presented the actual state of their projects.
Below you can find the agenda and all the scientific presentations together with recorded videos of the three days.