• SAXS excites

    International SAXS Symposium 2017

    Event Date

    26 to 27 September, 2017

    Event Location:
    Graz University of Technology
    The event is hosted by Graz University of Technology.


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Welcome to the exciting world of SAXS

  • "SAXS excites", the International SAXS Symposium 2017, will not only give an insight into the diversity of SAXS and its applications, it will also be your platform to reflect on current trends, foster discussions, and exchange ideas for the future.

    Become an interactive part of this 2-day symposium and draw inspiration for your future work.

  • Your benefits

    • Globally recognized key scientists, young scientists, and attendees of complementary fields have the chance to share their thoughts and ideas.
    • The event is a unique opportunity to distribute the benefits of SAXS to related fields.
    • Establishing contacts, broadening your horizon, and discussing the future of SAXS will be at the center of our symposium.


Registration is entirely web-based and required for all participants of
"SAXS excites", the International SAXS Symposium 2017.

Apart from plenary lectures by invited speakers, participants will have the opportunity to present their scientific work orally or during the poster session. Participants applying for an oral or a poster presentation have to submit an abstract together with the completed registration form. Those participants who will be selected for an oral or a poster presentation by the scientific committee will be informed by email.

Registration is open until 30 June, 2017
The registration deadline for an oral or poster presentation is 30 May, 2017

Participation at "SAXS excites" is free of charge.


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We are happy to welcome renowned national and international experts
at "SAXS excites", the International SAXS Symposium 2017


    • Jill Trewhella

      The University of Sydney, Australia

      “Small-Angle X-ray Scattering: an Effective Probe of Biomolecular Structure to Understanding Function”

    • Mitsuhiro Shibayama

      Institute for Solid State Physics, The University of Tokyo, Japan

      “Probe-SAXS and Deformation Studies on Nano-composite gels with 2D-Pair Distribution Function Analysis”

    • Detlef Smilgies

      Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source, Cornell School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, USA

      “In-situ Real-time Studies of Soft Materials Using GISAXS and GIWAXS”

    • Michal Hammel

      Advanced Light Source, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA

      “X-ray solution scattering (SAXS) combined with crystallography and computation: defining accurate macromolecular structures, conformations and assemblies in solution”

    • Georg Pabst

      University of Graz, Austria

      “Structure and Interactions of Complex Biomembrane Mimetics”

    • Tobias Madl

      Medical University of Graz, Austria

      “Integrating SAXS and Complementary Techniques for Structure Determination”

    • Dmitri Svergun

      EMBL, Germany

      “Small angle X-ray scattering on biomacromolecular solutions: current progress and perspectives”

    • Andreas Thünemann

      Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM), Germany

      “SAXS for the determination of the size distribution of nanoparticles: Application in catalysis”

    • Taku Ogura

      Lion Corporation, Japan

      “Industrial Applications of SAXS Techniques for Household and Personal-care products”




    • Otto Glatter

      Graz University of Technology, Austria

      “From Dilute Solutions to Hierarchically Organized Dense Systems - Application of Scattering Methods in Soft Matter Science”

    • Heinz Amenitsch

      Graz University of Technology, Austria

      “SAXS – opportunities for in situ and in-operando”




Welcome to two days of "SAXS excites"!

    • First things first

      The welcome reception and the official opening of "SAXS excites", the International SAXS Symposium 2017, will be held on Tuesday, 26 September, 2017, at 9:00 a.m.

      Social program

      Coffee and lunch as well as the conference dinner and the optional company tour of Anton Paar GmbH are free of charge.
      Please register for these events via the registration & abstract form.

      Symposium dinner

      The symposium dinner will take place on Tuesday, 26 September, 2017, at 6:00 p.m. directly after the symposium’s poster session in the modern patio of the Graz University of Technology.

      As all great things have to come to an end …

      … the scientific symposium program ends on Wednesday, 27 September, 2017, at 3 p.m.

      But it’s not over yet!

      We offer an optional company tour to the Anton Paar headquarters and its production site in Graz/Strassgang on Wednesday, 27 September, 2017. A shuttle bus will be available and leaves at around 3:00 p.m from the event location. The tour will take approximately 1.5 hours. Afterwards, the shuttle bus will take you back to the event location, if required.

      We are here for you

      The reception desk will be open on Tuesday and Wednesday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

  • Preliminary Program

    MorningOfficial welcome
    Keynote lectures
    Lunch break
    Keynote lectures
    Lunch break
    AfternoonKeynote lectures
    Young scientists session
    Poster session
    Symposium dinner
    Keynote lectures
    Optional tour of Anton Paar




"SAXS excites", the International SAXS Symposium 2017,
will take place at Graz University of Technology, Institute of Inorganic Chemistry,
Stremayrgasse 9, 8010 Graz, Austria.

The welcome receptions and all lectures will be held there.

  • How to get there

    • By airplane

      Graz has an international airport, Flughafen Graz-Thalerhof, which can be reached via Frankfurt, Munich, Zürich, and Vienna. A local train shuttle takes you from the airport to the city. Taxis are available at the departure gate.

      By train

      Graz Main Station is well-connected to the center and other parts of the city, and a number of buses and tramways take you downtown.
      Austrian trains (ÖBB)
      Public transport in Graz (GVB)

      By car

      From Vienna (AT), via A2 in the direction of Graz.
      The distance is approx. 200 km and it will take you about 2 hours.
      From Munich (GER) via A8, A9.
      The distance is approx. 388 km (4.5 hours).
      From Maribor (SLO) via A9.
      The distance is approx. 68 km (1 hour).
      From Zürich (CH) via A96, A995.
      The distance is approx. 700 km (8 hours).



Accommodation in Graz

"SAXS excites", the International SAXS Symposium 2017, is held in Graz, Austria,
a city that was added to the UNESCO list of World Cultural Heritage Sites in 1999.

Hotel Gollner | Augarten Hotel | Star Inn Hotel Graz | Parkhotel | Hotel zum Dom

Additional accommodation possibilities in hotels, bed & breakfasts,
and apartments can be found via
Graz tourism.

Please note that accommodation will not be booked for you by the organizing committee.

Organizing & Scientific Committee

  • Organizing Committee

    The organizing committee of "SAXS excites",
    the International SAXS Symposium 2017, consists of:

    Barbara Seibt, TU Graz (Austria)
    Michaela Flock, TU Graz (Austria)
    Angelika Scheiflinger-Latal, Anton Paar GmbH (Austria)
    Gerhard Ehmann, Anton Paar GmbH (Austria)

  • Scientific Committee

    The scientific committee of "SAXS excites",
    the International SAXS Symposium 2017, consists of:

    Otto Glatter, TU Graz (Austria)
    Heinz Amenitsch, TU Graz (Austria)
    Frank Uhlig, TU Graz (Austria)
    Alexander Pichler, Anton Paar GmbH (Austria)