The BioXFEL National Science Foundation Science and Technology Center is pleased to announce that it will be hosting its fourth annual international conference in Las Vegas, NV January 10th - 12th, 2017 


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Conference Co-Chairs:  Dr. Lois Pollack (Cornell) & Dr. Petra Fromme (ASU)

See Full Agenda and Confirmed Speakers here

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, 2016 and may be submitted to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  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.

Single Particle Workshop January 9th 

The STC will hold a Single Particle Sample Delivery Workshop organized by Uwe Weierstall (ASU) and Rick Kirian (ASU).  There will be a full day workshop.  BioXFEL Members and UPR students may attend at no cost and will have an the additional night of January 8th at Caesar's covered.  This workshop is open to all interested parties.  

XFEL-based single-particle imaging techniques hold the potential to reveal the high-resolution structures of non-crystalline bioparticles such as proteins and viruses, including dynamical systems on fast timescales.  Along with algorithmic developments, great progress has been made over the last decade to continuously improve data collection rates and data quality.  Nonetheless, the widespread application of this technique will require significant improvements to the quality of samples delivered to nano-focused x-ray beams, the efficiency of sample delivery, and reductions in the level of background scatter.  This workshop consists of a series of presentations by specialists in the field, that aim to outline the present challenges and to showcase recent progress in single-particle imaging.

Confirmed speakers include:

Matthias Frank (LLNL)

Johan Bielecki (Uppsala University)

Jochen Kupper (CFEL)

Carolin Seuring (DESY)

Andrei Rode (Australian National University)

Charlotte Uetrecht (XFEL)

Andy Aquila (SLAC)

Jake Koralek (SLAC)

Filipe Maia (Uppsala University)


The conference will be held at the Caesar's Palace located just ten minutes from the McCarran Airport. Taxi service is available just outside the airport.  Credit cards are accepted in all cabs.

For BioXFEL Members & Scholars, the STC will cover lodging for four nights 1/9, 1/10, 1/11, and 1/12 up to the maximum rate of a double occupancy room at $89 + resort fee and taxes.  If you are attending the workshop we will also cover the night of 1/8.  If you are attending the External Advisors Meeting we will also cover the night of 1/13.  The rates on these nights are $149 + resort fee and taxes.  Please keep this in mind and book accordingly.  You will see a calendar prior to confirmation that lists the individual room rates for each night.  Please make sure you are receiving the correct rates.

Your lodging reservation can be made online via this link  It is possible to reserve a room via telephone, however, there is a $15 surcharge to do so.



The conference fee is applicable according to the schedule below.  This will include access to all sessions, select meals, and conference materials.   Payments can be made via credit card using the invoice form emailed to you at the time of registration.    We will not reserve your space until payment is received.  

August 1st - September 15th

Regular Fee - $300; Student Fee - $200

September 16th - November 1st

Regular Fee - $350; Student Fee - $250

November 2nd - November 15th

Regular Fee - $400; Student Fee - $300

Single Particle Workshop Registration

Regular Fee - $100; Student Fee - $75

Conference Reception Dinner Tickets

Regular Ticket - $75; Student Ticket $50

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Sponsorship & Exhibit Opportunities Available

Please see our Sponsorship and Exhibit Opportunities Brochure or contact  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  for more information.