The 1st Brazilian workshop on Synchrotron Radiation Circular Dichroism Applied to Biological Systems: Present Applications and Future Perspectives (SRCD 2015), which will be held by the LNLS in Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil, on September 2nd, 2015. This one-day workshop will explore the technique of synchrotron radiation circular dichroism (SRCD) spectroscopy, and discuss the possible inclusion of it as a new technique being developed at the LNLS. This would be a unique facility in the Americas and the Southern hemisphere, following the success of many widely-used SRCD beamlines existing in Europe and Asia.
SyncLight 2015, the São Paulo School of Advanced Sciences (ESPCA) on Recent Developments in Synchrotron Radiation, will be held at the LNLS in Campinas, Brazil, between July 13th and 24th, 2015. The main goal of the SyncLight 2015 is to show to young researchers (MSc, PhD and Post-doc fellows) what synchrotron light offers in the form of new tools for their research. We intend to show that there are numerous new possibilities that appeared in the last decade, particularly those exploring bright nanometer size x-ray beams and coherence.
The Latin American Summit Meeting on Biological Crystallography and Complementary Methods, held between September 22nd and 24th, 2014, was the largest Latin American event in the official program of the International Year of Crystallography (IYCr2014). Promoted by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the International Union of Crystallography (IUCr), the event brought together leading international scientists and decision makers in Science and Technology around the theme of Structural Molecular Biology. The event was attended by the Nobel laureate, Ada Yonath.