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AIC School 2017

Dear Colleagues,

we are pleased to announce the 2017 edition of the Italian Association for Crystallography (AIC) International Crystallography School (AICS2017). This year’s school title will be “Bridging the gap between cryo-EM and crystallography”. The school will be held in Pavia, Italy, from 3 to 6 September 2017.

AICS2017 “Bridging the gap between cryo-EM and crystallography” will offer the opportunity to young researchers in biochemistry or structural biology at the PhD/postdoctoral level to approach the fundamental questions arising from the cryo-EM experiment setup. Central topics will include evaluation of sample suitability for analysis and its preparation, choice of appropriate instrumentation for single particle, tomography or electron diffraction approaches, data processing and interpretation of results. A showcase of recent results will contour the tutorial sessions.

Confirmed speakers and tutors will include:
. Wayne Hendrickson (Columbia, US)
. Werner Kuhlbrandt (Max Planck Frankfurt, Germany)
. Martin Walsh (Diamond, UK)
. Fabrizio Martino (CIB Madrid, Spain)
. Tillmann Pape (Imperial College London, UK)
. Marta Carroni (Karolinska, SWE)
. Arjen J. Jakobi (EMBL Heidelberg, Germany)
. B. Tom Burnley (CCP-EM, Diamond, UK)
+ Presentations from Company Specialists about Cryo-EM instrumentations

Registration and practical information can be found at:


We are making every effort to keep registration fees as low as possible and we offer a very convenient package including school attendance, 4-nights accommodation in historical University Colleges in Pavia (check-in: Sunday, 3 September; check-out: 7 September), lunches and coffee breaks from 4 to 6 September, welcome party on September 3rd, social dinner on September 5th, and a booklet containing copies of the slides used during the lectures for 400 EUR. A number of student bursaries will be available to cover the registration fee in full or partially. The deadline for bursary application is 15 May 2017.

AIC associates will get 50 EUR discount on the registration fee.

Deadline for registration: 15 June 2017.

We look forward to welcoming you in Pavia.

The scientific organizing committee:
Federico Forneris (University of Pavia), Andrea Mattevi (University of Pavia), Filippo Mancia (Columbia University), Martino Bolognesi (University of Milan), Mauro Gemmi (Italian Institute of Technology), Beatrice Vallone (Sapienza University of Rome)