The 23rd Bruker Crystallographic Users Group Meeting

What. This virtual meeting will be hosted by University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Who. Users of any type of Bruker area detector systems are welcome to attend. The meeting will consist of oral presentations in the morning and workshops in the afternoon.

When. October 18-19, 2021, Monday-Tuesday.

Meeting schedule (all times CDT)

Day 1. October 18, 2021, Monday.

9:00 am. Ilia Guzei. “Welcome to the Bruker users meeting”.
9:10 am. Susan K. Byram. “Building a Crystallographic Instrument Company in North America – a Brief History”.
9:30 am. B. Becker, J. Kaercher, M. Krug, S. Leo, T. Stuerzer, B. Weinhausen, Roger Durst. “PHOTON III: A large area detector with indirect conversion, charge integration and photon counting operation”.
9:50 am. Michael Ruf. “APEX4 software – New and Improved“.

10:10 am – 11:00 am. Breakout room discussions between Bruker AXS scientists and meeting attendees. Several breakout rooms will be set up.

11:00 am. Brian Patrick (University of British Columbia). “A Year in the Life of a Canadian Crystallographer: The large challenges and small triumphs of running a service during a pandemic“.
11:20 am. Kraig Wheeler (Whitworth University). “Promoting Student Success using Focused Programs and Deep Gazes at Crystal Abnormalities“.
11:40 am. Aaron J. Celestian (Natural History Museum of Los Angeles & NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory). “Sulfate brine crystallization dynamics and planetary habitability“.

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm. Lunch break.

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm-ish. Three concurrent workshops:
#1. Michael Ruf (Bruker AXS). “Novice? –  We’re here to help!“.
#2. Tobias Stuerzer and Carsten Lenczyk (Bruker AXS). “APEX4“.
#3. Matt Zeller, Nathan J. Lin (both Purdue), Christian HübschleDaniel Kratzert (both Bruker AXS GmbH). “Simple and advanced single crystal X-Ray structure refinement using ShelXle“.

Day 2. October 19, 2021, Tuesday.

9:00 am. Matt Benning. “Expanding Your Horizons into the Protein World: Using the D8 VENTURE for Structural Biology”.
9:20 am. Juergen Graf, P. Radcliffe, R. Durst, C. Michaelsen (Incoatec GmbH and Bruker AXS GmbH). “Pushing the Limits of Microfocus X-Ray Sealed Tube Sources for Crystallography – A Look behind the Scenes”.
9:40 am. Fabian Rami, Tobias Stuerzer, Clemens Richert, Martin Adam. “Chaperone Compounds for Co-crystallization of Organic Molecules”.

10:00 am – 11:00 am. Breakout room discussions between Bruker AXS scientists and meeting attendees. Several breakout rooms will be set up.

11:00 am. Vojtech Jancik (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México). “Topology of the experimental charge density distribution in inorganic heterocycles”.
11:20 am. Alyssa N Gaiser, Frankie D White, Cristian Celis-Barros, Sahan Salpage, Thomas E Albrecht-Schoenzart (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory). “Determination of Actinide Structures with a Bruker Cryostat at 28 K“.
11:40 am. Alex Filatov (University of Chicago). “Trying the “oxo-wall” with Bruker tools“.

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm. Lunch break.

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm-ish. Three concurrent workshops:
#1. Michael Ruf (Bruker AXS). “IDEAL –  Invariom Derived Electron AnaLysis“.
#2. Stacey Smith, Sin Hang Ho, Raju Baral (Brigham Young University). Powder Diffraction: It doesn’t always have to be a single crystal“.
#3. Victor Young (University of Minnesota) & Bruce Foxman (Brandeis University). “Twinning Workshop“. This is a 3-hour workshop – see details.

The meeting ends when the Tuesday October 19, 2021 workshops end.

Questions? The coordinators for the meeting are  Ilia Guzei (University of Wisconsin-Madison) or  Martin Adam (Bruker AXS) or Michael Ruf (Bruker AXS) or Susan Byram (Bruker AXS). Feel free to e-mail any of them with questions.