X-ray Free Electron Laser (XFEL) Science is a multidisciplinary field that requires the expertise of a diverse set of scientists. While not everyone needs to be able to do all aspects of the teams' work, it is important that we are able to communicate with one another and understand the terminology and procedures at a fundamental level. BioXFEL offers a Cross-training Scholarship that promotes the diversification of skills sets among our graduate students by providing funds for traveling to another location. See what our past students have accomplished:
During the spring of 2018, Jose (Joey) Olmos spent 2 months receiving training on XFEL data analysis. He visited the Center for Free Electron Laser Science (CFEL) in Hamburg Germany and worked directly with CrystFEL program developer, Dr. Thomas White. Joey was able to gain the training necessary to process his own XFEL data sets and worked on an independent project with Dr. White. He formed new collaborations that will help to advance his research and participated in beamtimes at the European XFEL and PETRA. We should all aspire to be more like Joey.
Ganesh Subramanian at the Advanced Lightsource (ALS)
Max Wierdorn at Arizona State University (ASU)