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5th Annual BioXFEL International Conference

Category: Meeting

The National Science Foundation BioXFEL Science and Technology Center is pleased to announce that it will be hosting its fifth annual international conference in New Orleans, LA February 13th - 15th, 2018. BioXFEL will be hosting a scientific workshop immediately following the conference on Feb 16th.  Our annual External Advisors Meeting will be held Monday, Feb 12th.

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Conference Co-Chairs:

Dr. James Fraser (UCSF) & Dr. Richard Kirian (ASU)

Program Committee:

Sebastien Boutet (LCLS), Ana Gonzalez (SSRL), James Naismith (U of St. Andrews), Alexandra Ros (ASU), Ilme Schlichting(MPI)

Keynote Speaker

Krystle McLaughlin - Vassar

Conference Agenda and Speaker Abstracts - February 13-15, 2018

EuXFEL Data Analysis Workshop Agenda

Poster Abstracts

BioXFEL Poster Template

Map of Meeting Space

Poster Competition

A scientific poster session will be held with posters available for viewing all three days.  A poster committee will be judging posters during the session and the award will be announced on the final day of the conference prior to closing remarks.  Posters should be 30h x 40w inches landscape.  If you have a larger poster already printed that you would like to use please email the conference organizer to ensure there is a board of your size available.  A poster template can be found here.  

In addition, a selection of abstracts will be chosen to give short talks.  Poster abstracts will be accepted until November 15, 2017 and may be submitted to Erin Uppington.  Abstracts received after this date may still participate in the poster session but will not be considered for a short talk.  For abstract formatting standards please click here.

EuXFEL Data Analysis Workshop

The European XFEL saw its first user experiments in September 2017. This exciting new light source promises to open up new types of experiments for structural biology with XFELs. EuXFEL is different from previous XFELs like LCLS and SACLA in that it provides extremely high pulse repetition rate and a unique pulse train structure. The high repetition rate of some 27000 pulses per second (compared to 120 Hz at LCLS) enables rapid data collection for serial crystallography and single molecule diffraction experiments. This means new data collection strategies are needed to deal with the rapid data acquisition, data reduction, high bandwidth and storage requirements for data processing.

The fee for the workshop is $125 and it will be held at Louisiana State University School of Nursing.  For complete details click here.


The conference will be held at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside walking distance to French Quarters and Jackson Square, with amazing views of the Mississippi River from the upper floors. Taxi service is available just outside the airport. Rooms are available at the following rates:









Hotel reservations available at or by phone 504-584-3999. Please note the group code for this meeting is BFI and must be referenced in order to receive the discount. 

Deadline for securing lodging at the group rate is January 5th, 2018

Registration Fees

Conference Fees:

Through 10.15:  $350; $250 student

10.16 - 11.15:  $400; $300 student

11.16 onward: $450; $350 student

Workshop Fee:  $125

Sponsored in part by:


To Be a Sponsor or Exhibitor

Download our official Sponsorship and Exhibitor Brochure here.  Please contact Erin Uppington at or 716-898-8610 for more information.



When: From Tuesday, February 13 2018 - 08:00 AM (ET) (UTC -05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada), Bogota, Lima
To Thursday, February 15 2018 - 5:00 PM (ET) (UTC -05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada), Bogota, Lima