• SAXS excites

    International SAXS Symposium 2023
    plus Non-Ambient XRD Workshop


    Event Date

    April 4 to 5, 2023

    Event Location
    Graz University of Technology
    The event is hosted by the Graz University of Technology

The SAXS Excites Symposium plus Non-Ambient XRD Workshop has been postponed until April 4-5, 2023.

Welcome to the Exciting World of SAXS and Non-Ambient XRD

  • Background

    SAXS excites, the International SAXS Symposium 2023 and – new this year – the parallel Non-Ambient XRD Workshop, will not just give you insights into the diversity of SAXS and non-ambient X-ray diffraction, but it will also be a chance to reflect on current trends, foster discussions, and exchange ideas for the future.

    The goal of the symposium is to continuously expand the SAXS and the non-ambient XRD family. By doing so, we want to encourage interdisciplinary cooperation and the open exchange of views between renowned scientists, young researchers, and industry leaders.

    The first two SAXS excites symposia were held in 2017 and 2019. Both hosted over 100 participants from around the globe. With world-renowned keynote speakers, captivating talks, and engaging poster sessions, these events were unforgettable.

  • Benefits

    • Share your thoughts and ideas with internationally recognized key scientists, young researchers, and other attendees from complementary fields.
    • Distribute the benefits of SAXS and non-ambient XRD to related methods and applications.
    • Establish contacts, broaden your horizon, and discuss the future of these fascinating X-ray structure analysis techniques.

The event is sponsored by:

Program

SAXS excites plus Non-Ambient XRD Workshop: The scientific program will comprise nine sessions with keynote lectures and oral presentations as well as one poster session. The detailed schedule will be announced soon.

  • First things first

    The welcome reception and the official opening of the symposium will be held on Tuesday, April 4, 2023, at 9:00 a.m.

    Social program

    Coffee, lunch, and the conference dinner are included in your participation fee. The optional company tour of Anton Paar GmbH is free of charge. Please register for these events via the registration and abstract submission form.

    Company tour

    An optional tour takes place on April 4, 2023 in the afternoon. Shuttle buses will be available, and these will leave after the end of the scientific program from the event location. The tour will take approximately 1.5 hours. Afterwards you will be taken directly to the conference dinner at “Sudhaus” right next door.

    Symposium dinner

    The symposium dinner will take place at “Sudhaus” on Tuesday, April 4, 2023 at 7:00 p.m. “Sudhaus” is an à la carte restaurant with its own brewery that produces unique beers. 
    Location: Anton Paar Sudhaus GmbH

    As all great things have to come to an end

    The scientific symposium’s program ends on Wednesday, April 5, 2023, at 5 p.m. (the Non-Ambient XRD Workshop ends at 1 p.m.).

    We’re here to help

    The reception desk will be open on Tuesday and Wednesday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Keynote Speakers

Karen Edler

University of Bath, United Kingdom

Jan Ilavsky

Argonne National Laboratory, USA

Sylvio Haas

Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY), Germany

Cy Jeffries

EMBL Hamburg, Germany

Matthias Schwartzkopf

Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY), Germany

Claudia Weidenthaler

Max-Planck-Institut (MPI) für Kohlenforschung, Germany

Edvin Lundgren

Lund University, Sweden

Monica Dapiaggi

University of Milan, Italy

History 2017 and 2019: Have a look at our keynote speakers from previous SAXS excites events.

Registration

Registration must be completed online and is required for all symposium participants.

Apart from plenary lectures by invited speakers, participants can present their scientific work orally or during the poster session.

Participants applying for an oral or a poster presentation will be contacted by the organizing committee via e-mail for further instructions and abstract submission after completing the registration.

Please note that your accommodation will not be booked by the organizing committee. You will find more information on accommodation possibilities here.


Registration deadlines:

Registration is open

  • Registration closes on March 13, 2023.
  • The registration deadline for an oral or poster presentation is February 15, 2023.

Participation fee:

  • Universities, Research Centers, Industry, NPOs: 250 €
  • Students, PhDs: 160 €

Covid-19 situation

The SAXS excites Symposium plus Non-Ambient XRD Workshop will be held according to the Austrian government’s Covid-19 regulations and the Graz University of Technology’s policies (e.g., regarding travel, building access). The organizing committee reserves the right to cancel or postpone the physical symposium at any time.

Registration

Please click on this link to be transferred to the third-party registration website (registration is handled through Eventbrite):

Registration

Previous SAXS excites Meetings

You would like to know more about the scientific contributions presented at the previous SAXS excites meeting held in 2017 and 2019?

  • Please register here to receive access to the digital abstract book

    SAXS-Symposium-Abstract-book-2017

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  • SAXS (Small Angle X-Ray Structure) is one of the leading technologies for the analysis of crystalline-, molecular-, and nanostructures. For a long time, SAXS was 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 norm in many everyday products, e.g. in cosmetics, detergents, clothing and solar cells. They give the different products their special characteristics. There are many more future-oriented applications using SAXS as a leading technology.


Previous Speakers

Jill Trewhella

The University of Sydney, Australia

Mitsuhiro Shibayama

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

Detlef Smilgies

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

Michal Hammel

Advanced Light Source, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA

Georg Pabst

University of Graz, Austria

Tobias Madl

Medical University of Graz, Austria

Dmitri Svergun

EMBL, Germany

Andreas Thünemann

Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM), Germany

Otto Glatter

Graz University of Technology, Austria

Heinz Amenitsch

Graz University of Technology, Austria

Jan Ilavsky

Argonne National Laboratory, USA

Jan Skov Pedersen

Aarhus University, Denmark

Yongfeng Men

Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Michael Krumrey

Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB), Germany

[Translate to tu-graz:] Stephan Roth

Stephan Roth

KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden & Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY), Germany

Location

The SAXS excites International Symposium plus Non-Ambient XRD Workshop 2023 will take place at the Graz University of Technology, Institute of Chemistry, Stremayrgasse 16, 8010 Graz, Austria. The welcome reception, and all lectures will be held here.

  • Getting here

    • By airplane

      Graz has an international airport, Flughafen Graz-Thalerhof, which can be reached via Frankfurt, Munich, Zurich, Amsterdam, and Vienna.
      A train takes you from the airport to Graz’s main train station in about 10 minutes. Taxis are available at the departure gate as well.

      By train

      Graz’s 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 and it will take you about 4.5 hours.
      From Maribor (SLO) via A9. The distance is approx. 68 km and it will take you about 1 hour.
      From Zürich (CH) via A96, A995. The distance is approx. 700 km and it will take you about 8 hours.

Accommodation in Graz

The SAXS excites International SAXS Symposium 2023 plus Non-Ambient XRD Workshop
will be held in Graz, Austria,
a city that was added to the UNESCO list of World Cultural Heritage Sites in 1999.

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

Hotels, bed & breakfasts, and apartments can be found on the Graz tourism website.

Organizing and Scientific Committee

  • Organizing committee

    The organizing committee of
    SAXS excites plus Non-Ambient XRD Workshop includes:

    Monika Filzwieser, TU Graz (Austria)
    Barbara Seibt, TU Graz (Austria)
    Marius Kremer, Anton Paar GmbH (Austria)
    Heiner Santner, Anton Paar GmbH (Austria)

  • Scientific committee

    The scientific committee of
    SAXS excites plus Non-Ambient XRD Workshop includes:

     Angela Chemelli, TU Graz (Austria)
    Tobias Madl, Medical University Graz (Austria)
    Andreas Keilbach, Anton Paar GmbH (Austria)
    Georg Pabst, University of Graz (Austria)
    Barbara Puhr, Anton Paar GmbH (Austria)