CANADIAN MACROMOLECULAR CRYSTALLOGRAPHY FACILITY

Mx Data Collection School

Canadian Light Source, Saskatoon

The Canadian Macromolecular Crystallography Facility (CMCF) hosts an intensive 5-day hands-on synchrotron data collection school annually at the Canadian Light Source. Participants attend a series of lectures and are actively engaged in macromolecular crystallography (Mx) data collection at CMCF beamlines. Completing the school enables participants to make effective use of the beamlines remotely, and better equips researchers to collect diffraction data on-site.

Latest News:  Beginning in March of 2020, the CMCF-ID beamline will be undergoing a major upgrade, and will be closed until re-opening in January of 2021.

While we were unable to offer the traditional Mx Data Collection School in the summer of 2020, we thank all those who participated in our first ever Virtual Edition, November 12-13, 2020!

General Program

The academic program typically includes:

  • a series of lectures addressing sample and experiment preparation, data collection, collection strategies and data reduction
  • in-depth training to use CMCF beamlines and software locally and remotely
  • hands-on sessions: Data collection, Remote data collection, Sample preparation, Data processing
  • time for each participant to collect data with a mentor

A more detailed syllabus is provided to participants closer to the school dates.

Past Mx Schools

Sponsors

Canadian Light Source

Mitegen

UofS Sustainability


MxSchool 2020

10th Annual | November 12-13, 2020
Virtual Edition


MxSchool 2019

9th Annual | June 25-29, 2019
Special Topic: Structure Solution with Dr. Brian Mark, University of Manitoba


MxSchool 2018

8th Annual | June 4-8, 2018
Special Topic: Structure Solution with Dr. Brian Mark, University of Manitoba


MxSchool 2017

7th Annual | June 5-9, 2017
Special Topic: Structure Solution with Dr. Jeffrey Lee, University of Toronto


MxSchool 2016

6th Annual | May 24-28, 2016
Special Topic: Molecular Replacement & COOT with Dr. Jeffrey Lee, University of Toronto


MxSchool 2015

5th Annual | June 2-6, 2015
Special Topic: Phenix / Structure Solution with Dr. Paul Adams, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory


MxSchool 2014

4th Annual | June 9-13, 2014
Special Topic: Molecular Replacement, Structure Validation & COOT with Dr. Trevor Moraes, University of Toronto


MxSchool 2013

3rd Annual | June 10-14, 2013
Special Topic: Phenix / Structure Solution with Dr. Paul Adams, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory


MxSchool 2012

2nd Annual | June 5-9, 2012
Special Topic: COOT / Structure Solution & Modeling with Dr. Trevor Moraes, University of Toronto


MxSchool 2011

1st Annual | May 16-20, 2011
Special Topic: Phenix / Structure Solution with Dr. Paul Adams, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory