Welcome to the oldest diffraction related conference in
The Pittsburgh Diffraction Conference
30th - November 1st, 2008
Inn University Center
Annual Pittsburgh Diffraction Conference is a three day event
featuring lecture and poster presentations covering a wide range of subject matter of interest to
researchers in chemistry, physics and structural biology.
Session topics will include diffraction phasing, structure refinement and validation, synchrotron data
collection, environmental science, materials science, and combined methods for
structural biology research including NMR, Cryo-EM, EXAFS, SAXS,
and computational biology. The conference will be preceded by a
workshop ‘Crystallography Made Easy through Automation’ on
October 29th. Conference social events include a reception on October 30th and
a banquet on October 31st.
Student poster abstracts may be considered for an oral
presentation and are eligible for
the Chung Soo Yoo Award.
A highlight of the conference will be the Sidhu Award
Award, in memory of Professor Surhain Sidhu, honors significant contributions to the science of
crystallography and/or diffraction by an outstanding scientist who is within six (6) years of having earned the Ph.D. or its equivalent.
The award carries a cash prize of $2000. The successful candidate will present the Sidhu Award Lecture and receive the prize during the conference.
The PDS is
now accepting nominations for the 2008 Sidhu Award.
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Crystallography Made Easy through Automation Workshop