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XXIV School Of Pure And Applied Biophysics on

Applications of X-rays and Neutron Scattering in Biology

XXIII School Of Pure And Applied Biophysics

January 27th - 31st, 2020

Scattering techniques based on X-rays and neutrons have proven to be two of the most powerful techniques for studying biological structures. At the interface between Biology, Physics and Chemistry, the school will survey recent advances of X-rays and neutrons techniques to probe the properties of biological structures, from both static and dynamic view-point. Combining theoretical and application lectures, the school will introduce the following topics: The physics of scattering, Neutron production and neutron facilities, X-ray production and X-ray facilities, Reflectometry, Small-angle Scattering, Crystal and powder diffraction, Inelastic scattering, X-ray absorption fine structure (XAFS), Imaging, XFEL in biology. Of note, in addition to lectures, a visit to the ELETTRA synchrotron in Trieste will allow students to perform practical activities in state-of-art instruments.

Organised by:
SIBPA - SocietÓ Italiana di Biofisica Pura e Applicata
IVSLA - Istituto Veneto di Scienze Lettere ed Arti

Co-Organized by 
SocietÓ italiana di Spettroscopia Neutronica
SocietÓ italiana luce di sincrotone

Director of the School
Giorgio M. Giacometti (IVSLA and University of Padua) - E-mail: gcometti[at]

Scientific CoordinatorsPaolo Mariani - UNIVPM  (Italy)
Maria Grazia Ortore- UNIVPM (Italy)
Francesco Spinozzi- UNIVPM (Italy)


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