LINXS Event - Save the date - LINXS @ Nordic AI Powwow, Lund
Apr
23
9:00 AM09:00

LINXS Event - Save the date - LINXS @ Nordic AI Powwow, Lund

LINXS @ Nordic AI Powwow, Lund

AI in structural biology, x-ray and neutron science - challenges and opportunities

The LINXS AI/Biocompute working group will host a short talk and open discussion as well as a short scientific session about current and potential uses of artificial intelligence in structural biology, x-ray and neutron science. 

More info about exact program, location and registration will follow soon. 

http://www.nordicpowwow.com/

Contact: Sonja Aits, sonja.aits@med.lu.se

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Partner Event: BigScience@LU – addressing the need of academic input in building and maintaining Big Science facilities!
Apr
24
9:00 AM09:00

Partner Event: BigScience@LU – addressing the need of academic input in building and maintaining Big Science facilities!

Want to do projects in Big Science?

Lund University is already delivering a host of things to European Big Science (and internationally). On the 24th of April, Lund University and Big Science Sweden will co-host a workshop at LINXS in Lund. The focus will be on academic input and delivery to Big Science facilities like ESS, MAX IV, CERN and others*, when it comes to building, maintaining and upgrading these science factories. 

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Partner Event: French and Swedish School on Energy Materials
May
13
to May 17

Partner Event: French and Swedish School on Energy Materials

LINXS is co-organising a French and Swedish School on Energy Materials, together with Swedish and French universities and research organiations. It will focus on the characterisation of materials for the production, processing, storage or transportation of energy that are essential components for current societal challenges.

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LINXS Event: Workshop for X-ray and neutron imaging applications in soil sciences
Jun
17
to Jun 18

LINXS Event: Workshop for X-ray and neutron imaging applications in soil sciences

X-ray and neutron imaging provide opportunities to ‘see’ into generally opaque soil systems and have great potential to address important research questions in soil and, more generally, environmental sciences. Major challenges for humanity, such as climate change (CO2 storage) or food and water scarcity, could be tackled as a result.

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LINXS Event: Welcome to afternoon coffee and a seminar by Prof. Richard Neutze from Gothenburg University
Apr
10
1:30 PM13:30

LINXS Event: Welcome to afternoon coffee and a seminar by Prof. Richard Neutze from Gothenburg University

Richard Neutze took his PhD in Physics in 1995 from the University of Canterbury (New Zealand). He was introduced to molecular biophysics at Oxford University (England); completed a postdoc at Tübingen University (Germany); and then moved to Uppsala University (Sweden). In 1998 Neutze became Assistant Professor at Uppsala University and he moved his group to Chalmers University of Technology in 2000.  In 2006 Neutze was appointed Professor of Biochemistry at the University of Gothenburg. He has worked on the structural biology of aquaporins; bacterial rhodopsins; photosynthetic reaction centres; and time-resolved diffraction and time-resolved wide angle X-ray scattering studies of membrane proteins, using both synchrotron radiation and X-ray free electron lasers.

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LINXS Event: Inverse problems in X-ray phase retrieval and tomography
Apr
4
9:00 AM09:00

LINXS Event: Inverse problems in X-ray phase retrieval and tomography

Create an overview of activities in the region related to phase retrieval and tomographic reconstruction. Enable collaboration and highlight possible new projects and discuss the possibility of their realisation / funding. The participants (15-30) will be mathematicians, physicists and computing scientists. Existing tools (software packages) will be demonstrated in a form of short hands-on sessions. 

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Partner Event: Northern Lights on Food
Mar
26
to Mar 27

Partner Event: Northern Lights on Food

Now is the time to create the user community in the food sector that can shape the facilities in terms of access, sample environments and instruments. Together we will discuss how the unique techniques available can contribute to the ongoing and future research in food science and technology.

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LINXS Event: Workshop - Tomography of Biological Tissue
Mar
25
8:30 AM08:30

LINXS Event: Workshop - Tomography of Biological Tissue

This one day workshop has for aim to establish communication between the users of high resolution X-ray imaging in their scientific work. The focus is on imaging biological tissue including in vivo studies. We will address the needs of such a community in Sweden. The outcome of this workshop will also be a document describing the activities of a new LINXS working group ‘Tomography of Biological Tissue’

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Partner Event: Symposium - Lipid self-assembly - structure, function and applications
Mar
14
2:30 PM14:30

Partner Event: Symposium - Lipid self-assembly - structure, function and applications

Physical Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Lund University and LINXS (Lund Institute of Advanced Neutron and X-ray Studies) have the pleasure to invite you to this mini-symposium, entitled ”Lipid self-assembly - structure, function and applications”. The focus on the presentations will be on self-assembly structure of biological relevance as revealed neutron and x-ray scattering techniques. Coffee and cake will be served during the symposium.

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Partner Event: Magnetism, Correlated Systems and X-rays
Mar
14
to Mar 15

Partner Event: Magnetism, Correlated Systems and X-rays

The aim of the workshop, organised by MAX IV and ESS, is to consider how this community can best use MAX IV to study strongly correlated behaviour.

During the workshop, a number of beamlines will present their plans and capabilities for the user community. These beamlines cover both soft and hard X-rays and represent imaging, scattering/diffraction, and spectroscopy techniques. Furthermore, theoretical and experimental experts in the field will share their knowledge and insights to kick-start the formation of new ideas around the use of MAX IV for the study of these solid state phenomena.

Read more and register for the workshop.

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LINXS Event: Welcome to afternoon coffee and a seminar by Prof. Hans J Vogel from University of Calgary
Feb
21
3:00 PM15:00

LINXS Event: Welcome to afternoon coffee and a seminar by Prof. Hans J Vogel from University of Calgary

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Prof. Vogel’s research focuses on proteins and peptides that play a role in infectious and inflammatory diseases or in cancer, including calcium-regulatory proteins and host-defense peptides. He is also actively involved in several clinical metabolomic research programs, using NMR spectroscopy and mass spectroscopy to analyse metabolite profiles in patient samples. 

Venue: LINXS Workshop room, Ideon Delta 5, Scheelevägen 19, 5th floor (map)

Time: 15.00 - 16.00 (Coffee and cake is served from 14.45)

Title: Calcium binding to L-plastin regulates actin bundling: a target for new anti-metastasis drugs?


Abstract: The plastin proteins, also known as fimbrins, are found in all eukaryotic organisms, where they are involved in actin-bundling. They have a unique multidomain structure made up of four CH domains and two EF-hand calcium binding motifs. The four CH domains are directly involved in the  bundling of F-actin, while binding of calcium to the EF-hand headpiece of the protein can inhibit this process. Using NMR spectroscopy and various biophysical methods, we have studied the calcium-binding headpiece domains of L-plastin and various other plastics/fimbrins. Our results reveal an unexpected activation mechanism, involving a flexible region in the apo-protein. L-plastin is normally only expressed in white blood cells, but it also is highly expressed in metastatic cancer cells, making this protein a potential target for the development of new anticancer drugs.

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Transdisciplinary imaging at SUBIC - Seminar with Johan Lundström, Director of Stockholm University Brain Imaging Centre
Dec
20
2:30 PM14:30

Transdisciplinary imaging at SUBIC - Seminar with Johan Lundström, Director of Stockholm University Brain Imaging Centre

You are welcome to a seminar given by Johan Lundström, the director of Stockholm University Brain Imaging Centre, Associate Professor at Karolinska Institutet and at the Monell Center/University of Pennsylvania.

Place: LINXS seminar room (Scheelevägen 19, 5th floor)
Time: Thursday Dec 20, at 14:30-15:15 
Title: Transdisciplinary imaging at SUBIC

Stockholm University Brain Imaging Centre (SUBIC) is an advanced multidisciplinary infrastructure dedicated to experimental academic research on brain function and structure. SUBIC is available to all researchers affiliated with Stockholm University or affiliated with other Swedish universities and their international scientific partners.

SUBIC’s infrastructure will support Swedish research with state of the art functional and structural brain imaging technologies suitable for fundamental academic research within the Humanities, Behavioural Sciences, Natural sciences and Law.

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Workshop - Scattering and Dynamics of Flowing Soft Material
Dec
10
to Dec 12

Workshop - Scattering and Dynamics of Flowing Soft Material

The Lund Institute of Advanced Neutron and X-ray Science (LINXS) is organizing its first thematic workshop titled Scattering and Dynamics of Flowing Soft Material. The goal is to bring together leading experts in the field of flows of soft materials, with a particular focus on neutrons and X-rays, but also complementary techniques including NMR, confocal microscopy, theory and computer modeling.  

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The Quantim Hackathon at LINXS!
Nov
26
to Nov 27

The Quantim Hackathon at LINXS!

Scope:
Provide guidance in image analysis and advance the interpretation of complex 3D images in selected scientific cases. Create an environment for cross-fertilization between diverse groups that are in need of similar image quantification tools.

Format:
Users of tomographic instruments and image analysis experts get together to work on 3D image quantification. 1.5 days challenge solving with experts in image analysis, biomedicine and materials.

Time: 12.00 Nov 26 - 14.00 Nov 27

Place: LINXS, Ideon Delta 5, Scheelevägen 19, 5th floor

For more information, please contact: Rajmund Mokso, rajmund.mokso@maxiv.lu.se

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First symposium - Integrative Structural Biology
Nov
19
to Nov 21

First symposium - Integrative Structural Biology

The first symposium, which is the kick-off event for the new LINXS theme, will focus on advanced, cutting-edge research in the fields of macromolecular crystallography, Cryo-EM, small angle scattering, electron diffraction, mass-spectroscopy, NMR, and use of XFELs etc. The target group is primarily from academia but also from several large-scale facilities (MAX IV, ESS, etc) and industry. 

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