CCP4 CCP4 Study Weekend

The CCP4 Study Weekend (3rd - 5th January 2009)

East Midlands Conference Centre, University of Nottingham

"Experimental Phasing and Radiation Damage"




We cordially invite you to participate in this year's Study Weekend at the East Midlands Conference Centre, University of Nottingham. The annual CCP4 Study Weekend is a chance to shake off the post-New Year torpor, and work hard and play hard with your fellow crystallographers. Once again, we have put together an exciting scientific programme for Sunday and Monday, either side of the traditional conference dinner. Please also check out the satellite meetings which may be of interest. The Study Weekend is a chance to catch up with old friends, but is also a chance to meet the CCP4 staff who will be there in force to demonstrate the latest software and to answer questions - please say hello!


The first CCP4 Study Weekend was held at Daresbury Laboratory in November 1980, and covered Refinement of Protein Structures. The meeting was held on a Saturday and Sunday! After a short hiatus, the CCP4 Study Weekend became an annual event, moving to different venues as it gained in popularity. Last year's Study Weekend at Reading was another successful event. Please note that, due to the increasing administrative workload, there will again be some sticks and carrots this year to encourage you to register early, or at least on time - make sure you check out the registration periods and associated fees below.


This year, the topic for the Study Weekend is "Experimental Phasing and Radiation Damage". In keeping with previous CCP4 meetings, the lectures will focus on the presentation and discussion of advanced methods and techniques developed and used by the leaders in the field.


Scientific Organisers

Clemens Vonrhein - Global Phasing Ltd, Cambridge (UK)

Elspeth Garman - University of Oxford (UK)

Arwen Pearson - University of Leeds (UK)


Administrative Organisers

Shirley Miller (STFC Daresbury Laboratory, UK)

Damian Jones (STFC Daresbury Laboratory, UK)

Laura Johnston (STFC Daresbury Laboratory, UK)

Tracey Kelly - Financial Enquiries (STFC Daresbury Laboratory, UK)


Registration Fee

We now have a three tiered registration fee, which benefits those that register early! The registration fee includes all meals during the conference, including the conference dinner on Sunday evening at the East Midlands Conference Centre.


Register between 15 September and 17 October - the fee is 120.00

Register between 18 October and 21 November - the fee is 160.00

Register between 22 November and 12 December - the fee is 200.00




For those applying for a standard bursary (registration fee and one night's standard accommodation) the registration fee of 120.00 is the only fee that will apply. Please note that there has been a change to the way in which bursaries are awarded from previous years. If you are intending to apply for a standard bursary please ensure that you read this section.




NOTE: NO CASH WILL BE ACCEPTED FOR PAYMENT AT THE CONFERENCE. Due to a change in the way in which STFC/Daresbury Laboratory can accept payment, no cash will be taken at the event to pay for attendance at the Study Weekend.