• 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.

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  • SAXS (Small Angle X-Ray Structure) is one of the leading technologies for the analysis of Crystal-, molecular- and nanostructures. For a long time, SAXS has been regarded as pure basic research only, but nowadays it is an established method in modern analytics and applied research in the industry. SAXS contributes significantly to the knowledge and understanding of the stability and mode of action of biomolecules, e.g. proteins, enzymes and antibodies, and thus the development of new active ingredients (APIs) and medicaments in solid and liquid formulations. Antibiotic resistance and the increasing number of allergies are only two key points, which underline the importance of SAXS as an analytical method. A further future field for the SAXS method is the control and analysis of nanoparticles during production. Today, nanoparticles are the normality in many everyday products, e.g. in cosmetics, detergents, clothing and solar cells, which give the different products their special characteristics. And there are many more future-oriented applications using SAXS as a leading technology.




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”



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)