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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

Confirmed Speakers:

Michael Brown - U of Arizona

Henry Chapman - DESY

Tatiana Domratcheva - MPI Heidelberg

Petra Fromme - ASU

Marie Greunbein - MPI Heidelberg

Doeke Hekstra - Harvard

Brenda Hogue - ASU

Andrea Katz - Cornell

Minoru Kubo - RIKEN

Adrian Mancuso - EuXFEL

Allen Orville - Diamond Light Source

Sarah Perry - UMass Amherst

Carolin Seuring - CFEL

Iris Young - LBNL

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.


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 1st, 2018

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