SPINE Workshop on Micro-batch Protein Crystallization
As part of the SPINE
(Structural Proteomics in Europe) project, the
Israel Structural Proteomics Center
(ISPC) is offering a Hands-On
workshop on the microbatch method for screening and optimization of
protein crystals, using the
Douglas Instrument Oryx 6
robot, on February 26th to March 1st 2005 at the
Weizmann Institute of Science,
These robots employ the micro-batch method under oil, which is very
rapid, and consumes only small amounts of both protein and reagents,
making it suitable for high throughput crystallization experiments.
During the workshop participants will gain first hand experience on how
to operate the robots, set up crystallization screening and
optimization experiments, as well to use the XTRACK program for
tracking the crystallization data (Harris & Jones (2002) Acta Cryst
D58, 1889-91; http://xray.bmc.uu.se/xtrack/).
The workshop will be limited to 16 participants.
Participants are encouraged to bring their own proteins to the
workshop upon approval.