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Sunday 18 | Monday 19 | Tuesday 20 | Wednesday 21 | Thursday 22 | Friday 23 | View Speakers & Topics


Sunday - 18 November 



Registration Opens

(1630 - 1800)


Welcome Reception

Parkside Foyer, SCEC


Sunday 18 | Monday 19 | Tuesday 20 | Wednesday 21 | Thursday 22 | Friday 23 | View Speakers & Topics 


Monday - 19 November 



A1: Complex

Fluids 1

Chair: John White

B1: Structural Biology 1

Chair: Naoto Yagi

C1: Time

Resolved 1

Chair: Jan Skov Pedersen

D1: Porous Materials

Chair: Heinz Amenitsch

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Peter Lindner
Colloidal quasi-cyrstals with exceptional diffraction symmetry
Dmitri Svergun
Advanced SAS Data Interpretation with ATSAS
Hideki Seto
Formation of a Multiscale Aggregate Structure through Spontaneous Blebbing of an interface
Cedric J. Gommes
Three-dimensional reconstruction of liquid phases confined in disordered porous media: an in situ synchrotron SAS analysis
10:50Gary Bryant
Dynamics of concentrated colloidal suspensions via XPCS and DLS
Michael Hammel
Integrative approach to define accurate macromolecular conformations and flexibility in solution
Wye Khay Fong
Light Responsive Liquid Crystalline Nanostructures as On-Demand Drug Delivery Systems
Maximo Erko
A combined scattering study on confined water using X-rays, neutrons and light
Manja Anne Behrens
Tuning Inter-Micelle Interactions by Changing External Parameters
Emre Brookes
Parsimonious Spatial Models from Small Angle Scattering of Biological Macromolecules
Christine M. Papadakis
Kinetics of collapse and aggregation in thermoresponsive micellar block copolymer solutions - a time-resolved SANS investigation
Peter Laggner 
CO2-sorption and nanostructure of coal - pressure-scanning SAXS
Victoria Anne Coleman
Characterizing nanoparticles in complex matrices
Giancarlo Tria
Advanced Ensemble Optimization Method for flexible systems
Uri Raviv
RNA encapsidation by SV40-derived nanoparticles follows a rapid two-state mechanism
Gerhard Fritz-Popovski
Wood templated inorganic nanoporous materials: formation and water adsorption studied by in situ SAXS experiments
Tae-Hwan Kim
SANS Studies of Self-Assembled Structures of Amphiphilic Molecules Induced by External Conditions
Frank Gabel
A simple protocol to refine and evaluate bio-macromolecular rigid-body models based on SAS and NMR restraints
Ben Boyd
Using time resolved SAXS to elucidate rapid solvent-mediated polymorphic transitions in solid state pharmaceuticals
Olivier Diat
Quantitative small angle scattering on mesoporous silica powders: from morphological features to specific surface estimation
Pierre Bauduin
Design of "green" oxidizing polyphasic microdispersed reaction media. SAXS study on microemulsions
Terrence Mulhern
Reaching beyond the low hanging fruit: applications of synchrotron SEC-SAXS in structural biology
Lionel Porcar
Lipids and Cholesterol Transfer in Model Lipid Membranes: Flip-Flop and Exchange
Alexandra Chumakova
Study the artificial opals and inverted oral-like crystals by SAXSS
12:05 Joao Cabral
Surfactant mixtures under microflow fields: mechanistic insight into processing by SAXS
Cristiano L. P. Oliveira
Modeling polydisperse flexible systems using small-angle x-ray scattering
Lutz Willner
Chain Exchange in Amphiphilic Block Copolymer Micelles - Effect of Morphology
Sabrina Sartori
The Role of Small-Angle Scattering on Nano-Confined Hydrides for Hydrogen Storage
Bruker sponsored Lunch Session
Parkside 110B
 12:40 Lunchtime Session:
Publication Guidelines for SAS-derived
Biomolecular Structural Interpretation 
 14:00 Kazuo Sakurai
Characterizing Self-assembled Nanopaticles Employed in Drug Delivery
Chair: Yoshiyuki Amemiya
 14:45 Daniel Franke
Automation of solution SAXS experiments and data analysis
Chair: Yoshiyuki Amemiya
 15:15 Afternoon Tea

A2:Polymers 1

Chair: Kevin Jack

B2: Structural Biology 2
Chair: Nigel Kirby
C2: Applications and Technology 1
Chair: Ben Boyd
D2: Metals 1
Chair: Kenneth Littrell
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Liliana De Campo
Star-Polyphile Liquid Crystals: Experiment and Theory of Bicontinuous Cubic Phases with a Demixed Hydrocarbon/
Fluorocarbon Bilayer
Marcus Gallagher-Jones
Development of a Digital Ion Trap (DIT) mass spectrometer for gas phase scattering experiments at SACLA
John White
High internal phase emulsion stability – oil solvency effects
Kuhu Sarkar
Mesoporous zinc oxide morphologies for applications in hybrid photovoltaics
16:20Ben Kent
Structural uniformity and texture of the gyroid phase in butterfly wing scales
Helmut Durchschlag
Effects of Radiation on Biomolecules
Olivier Diat
Driving forces towards formation of surfactant-free micelles and microemulsions: A combined SANS/WNS contrast variation and SAXS/WAXS study
Heinz Amenitsch
Exploring the self-assembly of mesoporous materials in the gas-phase in situ
16:35Wei-tsung Chuang
New SmCG Phases in a Hydrogen-Bonded Bent-Core Liquid Crystal Featuring a Branched Siloxane Terminal Group
Shuji Akiyama
Tracking and Visualizing Intramolecular Feedback in Cyanobacterial Clock Protein KaiC
C. G. (Kees) De Kruif
SANS and SAXS on Casein Micelles
Vikram Singh Raghuwanshi
Structural analysis of magnetic Fe/Mn nanoparticles embedded in silicate glass using SANSPOL and ASAXS 
16:50Akifumi Matsushita
Domain Spacing of Microphase-Separated Structures in Triple Selective Solvents
Eleonora Shtykova
Solution structure of virus matrix protein M1 revealed by SAXS
Ronald Gebhardt
Structure of casein micelles in membrane deposits
Volker Urban
Protein Localization in Silica Nanospheres Derived via Biomimetic Mineralization
17:05Michael Thomas
Nematic Director-Induced Switching of Assemblies of Hexagonally Packed Anisotropic Gold Nanostructures
Anna Sokolova
The structure of the 750 kDa protein complex, magnesium chelatase, by SAXS and SANS
Jorg Stellbrink
Neutrons for green polymers: Structural analysis of polymerisation reactions via real-time scattering techniques
Zhonghua Wu
SAXS study on size and shape changes of gold and platinum nanoparticles
17:20Oliver Diat
A Theta-Shaped Amphiphilic Cobaltabisdicarbollide Anion
 Mahmudul Hasan
SAXS Studies on Human and Yeast Leukotriene A4 Hydrolase: Important for Revealing Comparison of a Bifunctional Catalytic Mechanism.
Jitendra Mata
Structure of Casein Micelles in Milk Protein Concentrate Powders via Small Angle X-ray Scattering
Craig E. Buckley
Nano-Confined Metal Hydrides in Mesoporous Scaffolds 
17:35Leslie Foster
Polyhydroxylaknoates and their biopegylated hybrids: characterisation using biodeuteration and sans.
Renata Naporano Bicev
Structural investigation of Proteasome Complex
Vasyl Haramus
The partioning of emulsifier in O/W emulsions: a comparative study of SANS, ultrafiltration and dialisys
Andrey Chumakov
Using of SANS and SAXS methods at the study of anodic alumina membranes
19:00Nigel Kirby, Jan Skov Pedersen and Jill Trewhella
Introduction to Small-Angle Scattering


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Tuesday - 20 November 

 8:30Alex Holmes
Small Angle Scattering Measurements at High Magnetic fields - on Viruses to Superconductors
Chair: Dale Schaefer 

Kathryn Krycka
Magnetic Core-Shell Morphology of Structurally Uniform Magnetite Nanoparticles
Chair: Dale Schaefer

10:00 Morning tea

A3: Networks
Chair: Tsang-Lang Lin

B3: Membranes 1
Chair: Paul Butler

C3: Magnetic Materials
Chair: Kathryn Krycka

D3: Instruments and Methods 1
Chair: Anna Sokolova
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Stuart W Prescott
Structures of confined soft-matter: non-uniform dehydration and odd-even effects in polyelectrolyte multilayers
Sung-Min Choi
Neutron Spin-Echo Investigations of Lipid Membranes Interacting with Proteins
Kai Schlage
Imaging the structural growth and magnetic birth of self-assembled superferromagnetic iron dots and nanostripes
Charles David Dewhurst
D33 – Massive dynamic q-range time-of-flight SANS instrument: Description, Commissioning and First Results
10:50Karen Edler
Hierarchical structure formation from NM to microns in CTAB/SDS solutions
Gianluca Bello
Human antimicrobial peptides induce structural changes on rough lipopolysaccharide aggregates
Masayasu Takeda
Small-Angle Neutron Scattering Study on Neodymium-Iron-Boron (Nd-Fe-B) Sintered Magnets
Robert Cubitt
Refractive Analysis of Interfaces with Neutron Beams Optimized for a White Spectrum (RAINBOWS)
11:05Markus Ruppel
Broken Affinity in Near-Critical Block Copolymer Solutions in the Presence of an Electric Field
 Rafael Leite Rubim
Effects of fatty acids in structural parameter of lipid membranes by SAXS investigations.
 Sabrina Disch
Shape dependent magnetization distribution in iron oxide nanoparticles
 Markus Strobl
Multiple potential of TOF spin-echo induced spatial beam modulation (SEMSANS)
11:20Mitsuhiro Shibayama
Comparison of Tetra-PEG Ion gels and Hydrogels Investigated by Small-angle Neutron Scattering
Jacqueline Knobloch
Cellular membrane interactions of plant annexin Gh1 following oxidative stress
Sebastian Muehlbauer
Time resolved stroboscopic small angle neutron scattering and TISANE on vortex lattices in superconductors and skyrmion lattices in chiral magnets
Aurel Radulescu
Upgrading of the KWS-2 High-Flux / Wide Q-Range Small-Angle Neutron Diffractometer with Tunable Resolution at the FRM II
11:35Andreas Schmid
Structural and dynamic behaviour of zwitterionic microgel suspensions
Dorthe Posselt
Small-angle neutron scattering study of reversible chloroplast membrane reorganizations during photosynthesis
Wangchun Chen
SANS polarization analysis with a polarized 3He neutron spin analyzer
Andrew Jackson
Small angle scattering at the European Spallation Source
11:50Alexander Ozerin
Nanoparticles and polymers. Subtle balance of colloid entities
Reg Rehal
Investigation into the membrane defence mechanisms of Staphylococcus aureus
Pawel Kozikowski
Quantitative analysis of precipitates formation in Fe-Si-Cu-B melt-spun ribbons by small angle X-ray scattering
John M Carpenter
Current Status of the Time-of-Flight Ultra-Small-Angle Neutron Scattering (TOF-USANS) Instrument Development at SNS
12:05Denise Erb
Nanopatterning via self-assembly: Highly ordered metal nanostructures grown on diblock-copolymer templates
Selma Maric
Development of a stealth carrier-system for SANS studies of membrane proteins
William Anthony Hamilton
Ordering of aqueous ferrofluid emulsions under external magnetic fields
Jun-ichi Suzuki
Development of the Small and Wide Angle Neutron Scattering Instrument TAIKAN of J-PARC
Michael Gradzielski
Applying SANS to the Study of Soft-Matter - Going to More Complexity
Chair: Karen Edler
 14:45 Adam Perriman
Small angle scattering from synthetic biomaterials
Chair: Karen Edler
 15:15 Afternoon Tea

A4: Surfaces 1
Chair: Thomas Arnold

B4: Structural Biology 3
Terrence Mulhern
C4: Metals 2
Chair: Ralph Gilles
D4: Theory and
Modelliing 1
Chair: Richard Weinkamer
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Peter Muller-Buschbaum
Determination of the inner morphology of organic solar cells with grazing incidence small angle neutron scattering
Matthew Wilce
Molecular detection of viral RNA within the cytoplasm by RIG-I.
Masato Ohnuma
Cluster strengthening of steels ~ Importance of characterization for the heterogeneities with a few nanometer scale
Brian Pauw
Monte-Carlo: Now in 2D!
16:20Henrich Frielinghaus
Dynamics of microemulsions confined by a planar wall
Youli Li
SAXS investigation of two-dimensional packing of short-DNA with non-sticky overhangs in cationic liposome-DNA complexes
Hiroshi Okuda
Developments of Long Period Stacking Order (LPSO) microstructures with in-plane ordering in Mg-Y-Zn ternary alloys examined by SWAXS.
Roberto Coppola
Optimisation of SANS data analysis for modelling microstructural radiation damage in nuclear steels
16:35Jianqi Zhang
In-situ real-time GISAXS study of diblock copolymer thin films with perpendicular lamellar structure during solvent vapor treatment and drying
Chun-Jen Su
Nucleosome-like Structure from Dendrimer-induced DNA Compaction
 Eunjoo Shin
SANS Study on the Ultrasonic Fatigued Alloys
Sigrid Bernstorff
GISAXS analysis of quantum dot lattices
16:50Yohei Kamata
The hydration and ordering of lamellar block copolymer films prior to the formation of polymer vesicles
Annette Eva Langkilde
Structural characterization of pre-fibrillar intermediates and amyloid fibrils
Kirill Napolski
Kinetics and Mechanism of Long-Range Orientational Pores Ordering in Anodic Films on Aluminum: Microradian X-ray Diffraction Study
Michael Krumrey
X-ray scattering and reflection techniques for dimensional nanometrology 
17:05Gemma Elizabeth Newby
Interface Morphology of Micellar Aggregates
Haydyn David Thomas Mertens
Domain flexibility as a new target for therapeutics: the Urokinase-type plasminogen activator receptor (uPAR)
Matias Rodriguez
Ion Tracks in Amorphous Metals: Tracks Relaxation and Recrystallization of the Matrix
Anne Tuukkanen
Improved water modeling for calculating solution x-ray scattering intensity of macromolecules
17:20Guinther Kellermann
Formation of thin CoSi2 nanohexagon arrays buried in single crystalline Si substrates. Effects of the orientation of the external surface of the Si host
Thomas Bierschenk
Ion-tracks in swift heavy ion irradiated amorphous germanium
Gunthard Benecke
DPDAK: Directly Programmable Data Analyses Kit for online analysis of 2d scattering data 
Agata Rekas
Structure of dopamine-induced α-synuclein oligomers : A small angle scattering study
17:35Tsang-Lang Lin
Small-Angle Neutron and X-ray Scattering Studies on the Adsorption of DNA by Cationic Diblockcopolymer/ Lipid Complexes and Diblockcopolymer Micelles
Prof Bente Vestergaard
Time resolved analysis of an oligomerisation pathway of a novel insulin analogue facilitated by buffer exchange on the on-line hplc setup at 'swing'
Kenneth C Littrell
Measuring thermal stability of nano-precipitates in advanced high-strength steel using SANS
Helmut Durchschlag
Bridging Crystallography, Electron Microscopy, Small-Angle Scattering and Hydrodynamics 
19:00Maxim Petoukhov, Jan Ilavsky, Paul Butler and Katheryn Krycka
Advanced Data Interpretation and Validation Workshop


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Wednesday 21 November    


8:30Lise Arleth
Using Small-Angle Scattering in studies of membrane proteins
Chair: Sung-Min Choi

Cy Jeffries
Insight, discovery and new directions: small-angle scattering
and cardiac myosin binding protein c
Chair: Sung-Min Choi

9:45 Morning tea

A5: Polymers 2
Chair: Mitsuhiro Shibayama

 B5:Membranes 2
Chair: Lise Arleth

C5: Time
Resolved 2
Chair: Hideki Seto

D5: Theory and
Modelling 2
Chair: Andrew J. Allen
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Fumitoshi Kaneko
Time-Resolved SANS and SAXS Studies on Guest Exchange Processes in Crystalline Complexes of Syndiotactic Polystyrene
Nicholas Skar-Gislinge
Using Nanodiscs as a platform for low resolution studies of membrane protein
Theyencheri Narayanan
Probing Soft Matter Self-Assembly using Millisecond Time-Resolved SAXS
Adrian R. Rennie
What is learnt about SANS Instruments and Data Reduction from Round Robin Measurements? – A Polymer Latex ‘Standard’
10:50Jean-Bang Jeng
Conformational Ordering, Molecular Dynamics and Hierarchically Structural Evolution during Cold Crystallization of Poly(trimethylene terephthalate)
Ilaria Idini
Phospholipid bilayer nanodiscs
Albrecht Wiedenmann
Stroboscpopic SANS Techniques For Dynamical Studies In Sub-Milliseconds Time Range
Richard Heenan
Data reduction for time of flight SANS
11:05Konrad Schneider
Investigation of structural changes in semi-crystalline polymers during deformation by online-xray scattering
Grethe Vestergaard Jensen
Phospholipid Bicelles for Protein Solubilization Investigated by SAXS
 Thomas Zinn
“Goldilocks” Polymers – On the Exchange Kinetics of Hydrophobically End-Capped PEO Micelles as seen by TR-SANS
 Peter Jemian
The canSAS format for storage and interchange of reduced multi-dimensional small-angle scattering data

Toshiji Kanaya

Precursor in Shear-induced crystallization of Polymers by Micro-bea, SAXS and WAXS.

Stephanie Phan
Real time SAXS studies for understanding nanostructure in digesting lipid systems
Kang Wei Chou
Time-Resolved Characterization of the Nanoscale Structure and Morphology of Spin-Cast Bulk Heterojunction Solar Cells
Andreas Thünemann
Standardization of Small-Angle Scattering: Current Status and Future Developments
11:35Shigeru Okamoto
Paracrystalline Analysis of Thermoreversible Order-Order Transition between OBDD and OBDG in PS-b-PI / PI Blends
Paul Butler
Insights into membrane thickness fluctuations
Aldo Craievich
In Situ Study of Phase Separation in a 55PbO-45B2O3-(3SnO) Glass
James Hester
The datamodel: key to developing a SAS data transfer framework 
11:50Koichiro Sadakane
Periodic distribution of ions confirmed by contrast variation small-angle neutron scattering in water, 2,6-Lutidine, and NaBPh4 mixture
Søren Kynde
A hybrid approach to modeling of protein-lipid complexes
 Mattia Rocco
Structural kinetics of biopolymeric filamentous networks studied by stopped-flow with simultaneous Multi-Angle Laser Light Scattering (MALLS) and Small-Angle X-ray Scattering (SAXS). Set-up and application to fibrin polymerization.
Peter Laggner
Quality factor in SAXS instrumentation
12:05Guiseppe Portale
Probing polymer crystallization in processing conditions with synchrotron X-ray radiation
Bruno Demé
Probing a Gd-labeled lipid bilayer with an evanescent neutron wave
Bridget Ingham
Watching nickel nanoparticles grow in real time: An in situ synchrotron SAXS study
Zohreh Omidi
Effects of neutron scattering and evaluate its impact on the correct resolution Neutron radiography using Monte Carlo code calculations (MCNPX)


Michael Gradzielski
Applying SANS to the Study of Soft-Matter - Going to More Complexity
Chair: Karen Edler
 12:40 Lunchtime Session:
Parkside 110A
canSAS: Progress & plans for collaboration on a web portal, data, shared software, and standardisation
14:00Free Afternoon or Visit to OPAL (including Quokka, Bilby, Kookaburra and SAXS instruments) and National Deuteration Facility


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Thursday- 22 November    


8:30Andrew Allen
In situ SAXS and SANS measurements to overcome materials technology barriers
Chair: Aldo Felix Craievich

Yuya Shinohara
X-ray Photon Correlation Spectroscopy of Filled Rubber
Chair: Aldo Felix Craievich

9:45 Morning tea

A6: Liquid
Crystals 1
Chair: Liliana De Campo

 B6: Structural Biology 4
Chair: Matthew Wilce

C6: Contrast Methods 1
Chair: Peter Holden

D6: Instruments and Methods 2
Chair: David Cookson
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Ivan Krakovsky
SANS study of the response of nanophase separated epoxy hydrogels to temperature changes
Wouter Habraken
A spatially resolved SAXS and spectroscopy study of amorphous calcium carbonate in crayfish gastroliths
Satoshi Koizumi
In-situ Observation of Operating Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cell (PEFC) by Neutron Small-Angle Scattering - Contrast Variation by Using Deuterium Gas
Nigel Kirby
Low Instrument Background and Accurate Normalisation for Synchrotron SAXS Analysis of Weakly Scattering Samples
10:50Yachin Cohen
Evidence of a dense water layer on polymers adsorbed onto carbon nanotubes by contrast variation SANS measurements
Naoto Yagi
Light-induced Structural Changes in Retinal Rod Outer Segments of Frog and Mouse
U-Ser Jeng
Contrast Variation of Neutron and X-ray Reflectivity for In-depth Distributions of the Conjugate Polymer and Fullerene-derivatives in Bulk Heterojunction Thin Film Solar Cells
Adam Round
Upgraded ESRF BioSAXS beamline (BM29) for highly automated SAXS on proteins in solution
 11:05Laurent Rubatat
Structural studies of ionomer membranes made of fluorous copolymers bearing partially sulfonated polystyrene grafts
Nathan Cowieson
SAXS provides a direct assay for plasminogen activation.
Tamim Darwish
Molecular Deuteration for Contrast Variation in Neutron Studies of Multi-Component Nanoscale Systems   
Clement Blanchet
Conventional and microfluifdic setups for high throughput synchrotron solution SAXS at EMBL Hamburg. 
 11:20Martine Philipp
Cononsolvency of thermoresponsive polymer in binary solvents - a kinetic SANS study
 Magda Moller
A Microfluidic Mixing System For X-ray Solution Scattering: Screening The Structural Space Of Glutaminace C, A Therapeutically Relevant Enzyme In Cancer Research
Søren Roi Midtgaard
Elucidating the finer structural details of discoidal lipoprotein particles by selective protein deuteration
Melissa Graewert
An in-line biophysical characterization and purification set-up at the P12 SAXS beamline of the EMBL-Hamburg
 11:35Duy Tap Tran
Hierarchical Structure Analysis of Poly(ethylene-co-tetraflouroethylene)-Based Graft-Type Polymer Electrolyte Membranes by Small Angle X-ray Scattering
Martha Elisabeth Brennich
Salt induced structural changes in intermediate filaments as investigated by SAXS
Yohei Noda
Proton Spin Contrast Variation Approach : from Basic Polymer to Fuel-Efficient Tire Rubber 
Thomas Arnold
GISAXS measurements on Beamline I07 at Diamond
 11:50Norbert Stribeck
Injection-moulded TPU: Effects of melt-temperature on structure evolution under mechanical load and on the mechanical properties
Jørn Døvling Kaspersen
A small angle x-ray scattering study of outer membrane-spanning protein a solubilized with the surfactant dodecyl maltoside
Andre Heinemann
Contrast Variation in Small Angle Scattering – A Unifying Approach
Nick Terrill
From old bones to aerosols – micro focus SAXS at I22
 12:05Tiberio Ezquerra
Grazing incidence small angle x-ray scattering of soft and hard nanofabricated gratings
Cheng Wang
Soft X-ray Scattering of Soft Materials
Cheng Wang
Soft X-ray Scattering of Soft Materials
Andreas Kleine
Multilayer Optics for Novel Instrumentation in Small Angle X-ray Scattering Applications


John Tainer
Biological Small Angle X-Ray Scattering: Genesis, Misconceptions and Major Strengths Going “Forward”
Chair: Dmitri Svergun
 14:45 Nozomi Ando
Structural interconversions modulate activity of Escherichia coli ribonucleotide reductase
Chair: Dmitri Svergun
 15:15 Afternoon Tea

A7: Surfaces 2
Chair: Yachin Cohen

B7: Medicine
Chair: Duncan McGillivray
C7: Coherent Scattering and Imaging
Chair: Theyencheri Narayanan
D7: Theory and Modelling 3
Chair: Jan Ilavsky

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Dale W. Schaefer
Formation And Sealing of Anodic Aluminum Oxide (AAO) Films
Nick Terrill
Investigating the Nano-Structural and Mechanical Behaviour in the Mineralized Matrix of Metabolic Bone Disease Phenotypes using Synchrotron X-ray Diffraction
Birgit Fischer
Finding orientational correlations in hard sphere glasses beyond the static structure factor
Chris Garvey
Analysing small-angle-scattering data using the linear correlation function
From atoms to layers: in situ gold growth kinetics during sputter deposition
Richard Weinkamer
Relation between mineral particle characteristics and the osteocyte cell network in bone - A scanning SAXS study
Norbert Stribeck
SAXS computed-tomography of polymer fibre materials
Gundol Schenk
Normal mode analysis for flexible SAXS refinement 
16:20 Sebastian Bommel
Real-time and in-situ growth study of the fullerene C60: Time-resolved organic thin film morphology studied by Grazing Incidence Small-Angle X-ray Scattering (GISAXS)
Zoltan Varga
Structural characterization of unilamellar liposomes by means of small-angle scattering
Orsolya Czakkel
Effect of Molybdenum on Structure and Dynamics of Resorcinol – Formaldehyde Hydrogels
Stephen Thomas Mudie
scatterBrain: An advanced software package for small angle scattering data acquisition, reduction, and analysis.
16:35Stephan Roth
Observing the growth of metal-polymer-nanocomposite thin films in-situ and in real time
Sergey Filippov
Macromolecular HPMA-based nanoparticles with cholesterol for solid tumour targeting: how do they look like from inside. The origin of functionality.
Tad Koga
Marker grazing-incidence XPCS studies on nanoconfined polymer films - Interplay between the two interfacial effects on local viscosity
Robert Rambo
A Quantitative interpretation of biopolymer flexibility using the Porod-Debye Law.


16:50Presentation of the Guinier Prize
17:00Presentations for SAS2018 Host Site and Voting
18:30Conference Party
Doltone House


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Friday- 23 November    


8:30Peter Fischer
Small-angle Scattering Applications in Food
Chair: C.G. (Kees) De Kruif

Tomotaka Oroguchi
Protein dynamics investigated by small angle X-ray solution scattering and molecular dynamics simulations
Chair: C.G.(Kees) De Kruif

9:45 Morning tea

A8: Complex
Fluids 2
Chair: Nick Terrill

 B8: Polymers 3
Chair: Robert Knott

C8: Applications and Technology 2
Chair: Bridget Ingham

D8: Instruments and
Methods 3
Chair: Edy Giri Rachman Putra

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Janne-Mieke Meijer
Self-Assembly in Sedimentary Crystals of Magnetic Colloidal Cubes
Hideaki Yokoyama
Grazing incident small angle x-ray scattering (GISAXS) study of fluctuating block copolymer lamellae in egg carton mode
Matthias Girod
The impact of digestion on the physicochemical properties of silver nanoparticles and their toxicity for intestinal cells
Michael Agamalian
he Advanced Multi-Wavelength Bonse-Hart Ultra-Small-Angle Neutron Scattering (USANS) Technique for the Study of Hierarchical Structures
10:50Ellen Moon
Deducing the nanostructure of zirconium colloids formed in sulphate-based mineral processing liquors
Taiki Hoshino
Study of anomalous diffusion of polystyrene grafted nanoparticles studied by X-ray photon correlation spectroscopy
Patrick Kluth
SAXS study of ion tracks: morphology and recovery kinetics
Michihiro Furusaka
Small and Intermediate-Angle Neutron Scattering Instruments at a Compact Accelerator Driven Neutron Source
11:05 Andrei Petukhov
Order and disorder in colloidal crystals in direct and reciprocal space
David Cookson
Using SAXS to shed new light on surface wetting
Jan Ilavsky
Combined USAXS/SAXS instrument with nearly 5 decades scattering vector range
Jan Ilavsky
Combined USAXS/SAXS instrument with nearly 5 decades scattering vector range
 11:20Stephan Roth
Gold Nanoparticle Deposition onto Polymer-coated Substrates Using a Flow-Stream Technique
Yuri Melnichenko
Partial collapse and reswelling of a polymer in the critical demixing region of good solvents
Dietmar Schwahn
Scaling of RO-Membranes in Desalination of Wastewater and the Effect of organic Matter on Calcium-Phosphate Mineralization
Geert Vanhoyland
Liquid metal jet micro-focus X-ray source: Highest brilliance for SAXS home lab instrumentation
11:35Tae Gyu Shin
The Self-Assembly of Surfactants in Ordered Mesoporous Silica Studied by Small-Angle Neutron Scattering
 Mikihito Takenaka
Shear-induced enhancement of density fluctuations in glassy polymers
David Bucknall
Effect of Phase Morphology on Device Efficiency in Model Poly(thiophene)-Fullerene Organic Photovoltaics
Tae Gyu Shin
The Self-Assembly of Surfactants in Ordered Mesoporous Silica Studied by Small-Angle Neutron Scattering
 11:50Sugam Kumar
SANS study of block copolymer induced long range depletion interaction and clustering in silica nanoparticles
Tikhon Kurkin
Small-angle X-Ray scattering study of detonation nanodiamond particles morphology: from stable suspensions to bulk polymer nanocomposites
Kristin Høydalsvik
In situ SAXS studies of Co Catalyst Nanoparticles in the Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis
Peter Boesecke
TRUSAXS, a new time-resolved USAXS station at the ESRF Sztucki, M. Van Vaerenbergh, P. Gorini, J.
 12:05Jan Perlich
Pattern formation of colloidal suspensions by dip-coating: An in situ grazing incidence X-ray scattering study
Go Matsuba
Stereocomplex crystallization process under shear flow of poly(L-lactic acid)/poly(D-lactic acid) blends
Heiner Santner
Fast SAXS Studies of CdSe Quantum Dots Synthesized By Microwave Irradiation
Christine Rehm
Ultra-Small-Angle Neutron Scattering in the Southern Hemisphere


12:20 Lunch

A9: Liquid
Crystals 2
Chair: Peter Lindner

B9: Structural Biology 5
Chair: John Tainer
C9: Contrast Methods 2
Chair: Adrian Rennie
D9:Time Resolved 3
Chair: Richard Heenan

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Anke Leferink Op Reinink
Orientation dynamics of the goethite columnar liquid crystal phase studied at the nanoscale using SAXS
Jan Skov Pedersen
Enhancement of the secondary structure of a protein by confinement in water-in-oil micro-emulsion studied by SAXS and dynamic light scattering
Sylvio Haas
Which ASAXS analysis technique can be used?
Comparison of the applicability of various analysis methods.
Andreas Menzel
In-situ characterization of nanoparticle formation by pulsed laser ablation 
13:50Marc Malfois
Synthesis and characterization of porphyrin nanorings
Stéphane Longeville
Influence of macromolecular crowding on protein folding and stability
Rainer T. Lechner
Characterisation of PbS/CdS Nanocrystal Core-Shell Structures by ASAXS
Sebastian Jaksch
Kinetics of the collapse transition and aggregation of thermoresponsive poly(2-oxazoline)s in aqueous solution – a time resolved SANS study
 14:05Wim Bras
Alignment and phase separation of microtubules in external fields
Javier Pérez
Detergent Organization Around Aquaporin-0 Revealed Using Small Angle X-ray Scattering
Armin Hoell
Nanocrystallization of BaF2 and CaF2 from oxy-fluoride glasses studied by ASAXS
Charlie Yao Dong
Effect of surfactants on the internal structure and solubilization of cubosomes and hexosomes
 14:20Christian W. Pester
Time-Resolved SAXS-Studies of Copolymer Reorientation Mechanisms in Electric Fields
Soren Skou Nielsen
A Microfluidic Device For Sample Dialysis In Conjunction With Biological SAXS
 P. Klaus Pranzas
ASAXS and SANS Investigations of Solid State Hydrogen Storage Materials
Kristian Joy Tangso
Investigation of spiropyran derivatives as light responsive liquid crystalline components


14:35Afternoon Tea
Do Yeung Yoon
Small-Angle X-ray Scattering and Solid-State NMR Study of Linear Low-Density Polyethylenes
Chair: Andrew Jackson
 16:25  Ilja Voets
A small-angle view on macromolecular self-assembly: from supramolecular interactions to supramolecular structures
Chair: Andrew Jackson
 16:55 Closing Session including Otto Kratky and ANSTO Awards


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Lise Arleth, University of Copenhagen Denmark

Prof. Lise Arleth obtained her PhD in Biophysics at Risø National Laboratory and The Royal Danish Veterinary and Agricultural University in 2002 under prof. Jan Skov Pedersen. During her early career she has performed research with Prof. Thomas Zemb at CEA Saclay in France and with Prof. Stjepan Marcelja at ANU, Australia.

After a Post Doctoral stay with Prof. Rex Hjelm at Los Alamos National Laboratory in 2002-2003, she returned to research positions in Denmark. Over the last five years she has established a research group at University of Copenhagen that specializes in Small-angle X-ray and Neutron Scattering of biological macromolecules. Lise Arleth became professor in physics in 2011 in the combined fields of "Scattering and Synthetic Biology".

The present central research project of Lise Arleth's group is to develop the so-called nanodisc system into a platform that enables SAXS and SANS based low-resolution structural studies of membrane proteins in solution. This requires a strong joint effort in order to, on one side, control the complex behavior and properties of biological molecules and their self-assembly and on the other hand, develop mathematical modeling software tools to analyze the obtained SAXS and SANS data. Read more?

Lise Arleth has been strongly involved in the European Spallation Source (ESS) project during the last ten years and has been a member of the ESS Scientific advisory committee during the last five years. In the context of her ESS involvement she participates in an instrument design project that has the aim of developing a SANS instrument for the ESS that is fully optimized for investigation of small and weakly scattering biological samples.


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Alex Holmes, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom

Alex Holmes is a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Birmingham. He studied Natural Sciences at Cambridge University, and received a PhD from the University of Geneva in 2004. He then moved to Osaka University as a JSPS Fellow, followed by a SUPA Advanced Fellowship at the University of St. Andrews before joining the group of Prof.


Ted Forgan in Birmingham in 2009. He started his graduate studies and initial postdoctoral research studying strongly correlated electrons systems and novel mechanisms of superconductivity under extreme pressures. In the last 3 years he has been at the heart of the development of a 17 Tesla cryomagnet for beamline use, which provides the largest field currently available for SANS & SAXS measurements.


It has a sample stage capable of being cooled to 1.6 K for hard condensed matter applications (a further reduction in base temperature by a factor 40 is planned in the near future) and also a room temperature, atmospheric pressure bore which allows the exploitation of magnetic effects in nominally non-magnetic soft matter. 



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John Tainer

Dr. Tainer graduated cum laude in Zoology and Anthropology from Trinity College. NC. the worked Scripps control Research Institute, a Member of the Skaggs Institute of Chemical Biology, and Senior Scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab.


At Berkeley he designed, developed, and runs the combined small angle x-ray scattering (SAXS) SIBYLS (Structurally Integrated BiologY for Life Sciences) to determine accurate structures, conformations and assemblies both in solution and at high resolution (see


Dr. Tainer has seven patents for his research and publications control, metalloenzymes, DNA damage responses, and microbial complexes. As in focuses relevant reactive 2) dynamic efforts concern the combination of crystallographic and SAXS technologies for informative aims biology with applications to therapeutics and biotechnology.


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Michael Gradzielski, Technical University, Berlin, Germany

Michael Gradzielski was born in 1962 in Bayreuth (Germany) and studied chemistry at the Universität Bayreuth (Germany) and the University of Wisconsin – Madison (USA).


He did his dissertation at the Universität Bayreuth on the topic of microemulsions and micromulsion gels in 1992 in the group of Prof. H. Hoffmann. After a post-doctoral stay at the Ecole Normale Superieure,(Paris) with Prof. D. Langevin, he finished his habilitation for Physical Chemistry at the Universität Bayreuth in 2000. Since 2004 he is full professor for Physical Chemistry at the Technische Universität Berlin in the field “Physikalische Chemie/Molekulare Materialwissenschaften”.


In 2010/2011 he stayed 6 months as visiting scientist at the ILL, Grenoble, France. He is a member of various national and international research boards, vice-dean of the faculty II (Mathematics and Natural Science) of the TU Berlin, and received in 2009 the “Raphael-Eduard-Liesegang Preis” of the German Colloid Society for his research contributions in the field of colloids.

His research interests are in the field of soft-matter with a particular emphasis on self-aggregating systems – surfactants and amphiphilic copolymers – but also investigating other colloidal systems such as nanoparticles, biomacromolecules, and mesoporous systems.


The focus of this research is on a detailed structural characterisation of these systems, mostly by employing scattering techniques such as SLS, DLS, SAXS, and SANS but also combining them with other complementary methods. One particular aspect are time-dependent structural investigations of morphological transitions in colloidal systems as for more complex arrangements the formed structures are often metastable and therefore dependent on the pathway of formation.


This detailed structural picture then serves as basis for obtaining thorough insights into the correlation between molecular composition, mesoscopic organisation and the resulting macroscopic properties of the respective systems. The general aim is to go to increasingly complex colloidal systems, to control their functionality and thereby to obtain smart colloidal systems.



Michael Grad Head Portrait

Greg Warr, University of Sydney, Australia

Greg Warr has been the Head of the School of Chemistry at the University of Sydney since 2007. He completed his PhD in Physical Chemistry at the University of Melbourne in 1986, became a Fellow of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute in 1998, and was chair of its Division of Colloid and Interface Science from 1998-2000.


During his career he has held visiting appointments at Princeton University, the University of Bordeaux, the Centre Nationale de Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) and the US National Institute of Standards and Technology Center for Neutron Research. He has served on the Editorial Advisory Boards of the Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, Langmuir, and the Australian Journal of Chemistry. Read more?

Our research is aimed at understanding the behaviour of amphiphilic compounds in bulk phases (solutions, lyotropic liquid crystals, complex fluids), in colloidal systems (emulsions, foams, dispersions), and at interfaces. We are pursuing a wide range of projects examining the structure and dynamics of bulk phases and dispersions using techniques including neutron and x-ray scattering (SANS and SAXS), optical microscopy, rheology and calorimetry, and interfacial structure by neutron reflectometry, atomic force microscopy, and surface force measurements.


By combining these techniques we are discovering new structures formed when surface-active molecules adsorb at the solid/liquid interface or when complex fluids abut an interface, and use this to design new nanostructured materials.


Over 130 papers and book chapters have been published on all areas of molecular self-assembly, most recently focussing on amphiphilicity in ionic liquids and novel polymeric amphiphiles.



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Andrew Allen, NIST, United States

Andrew Allen is a physicist in the Ceramics Division of the Material Measurement Laboratory at the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Gaithersburg, Maryland, U.S.A


His main research interests lie in the development and application of advanced neutron and X-ray scattering methods to address measurement barriers in technological materials by means of their microstructure characterization.


Dr. Allen received his Bachelor’s degree from Oxford University, U.K., and both his Master’s degree and Doctorate from the University of Birmingham, U.K. From 1980 to 1991, he worked at the U.K. Atomic Energy Authority’s (later AEA Technology) Harwell Laboratory in England.

During this time, Dr. Allen was primarily concerned with neutron investigations of materials associated with nuclear energy, including SANS characterization of cement, concrete and porous rock relevant to radioactive waste containment. He was also among the first to work in the (then) nascent field of neutron diffraction residual stress measurement.


During a sabbatical from 1988 to 1989 at Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, U.S.A., working on SANS and SAXS studies of high- strength steels, Dr. Allen became acquainted with synchrotron-based SAXS and USAXS, and started several collaborations still thriving today.


Since 1991 Dr. Allen has been based at NIST, and has applied SANS and SAXS methods to many applied materials, including ceramic thermal barrier coatings, nanocrystalline ceramics, modified cements, solid oxide fuel cells, solution-mediated nanoparticle assemblies, dental composites, high-k dielectric films, and advanced CO2 sorbent materials.


Dr. Allen is the author or co-author of some 80 archival journal publications, over 50 conference proceedings and published reports, and has presented 50 invited lectures. Currently, he is Deputy Editor of the Journal of Applied Crystallography.



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Peter Fischer, ETH, Switzerland

Greg Peter Fischer studied physics in Regensburg (Germany) and received his PhD from University Essen (Germany) in the group of Heinz Rehage. In 1996/1997 he worked as Postdoc with Gerry Fuller in Chemical Engineering at Stanford University and moved in 1998 to ETH Zurich (Switzerland).


In 2006/2007 he stayed 4 months at the University of Queensland (Brisbane, Australia) with Justin Cooper-White. Research activities focus on soft matter and food material sciences, in particular on interfacial rheology and morphology, viscoelastic surfactant solution, and biopolymers.


He is editor of Applied Rheology and main organizer of the International Symposium of Food Rheology and Structure.


Peter Fischer Head Portrait

Kazuo Sakurai, University of Kitakyushu, Japan

Kazuo Sakurai (KS) is a professor at the department of chemistry and biochemistry in University of Kitakyushu. KS has spent 16 years at the central research center of Kanebo Ltd., (synthetic fibers, functional polymers, and pharmaceutical products) and involved in the fundamental research and business development of conductive polymers for batteries, optical polyester resin, and drug delivering system for insulin.


He spent three years (1990-1993) in US working for Prof. MacKnight in Univ. Mass, and received PhD from Osaka University in 1996. He worked for Pro. Sinkai in JST Project at Kurume from 1999-2001 and has been a professor of the since 2001.

His major research interests are polysaccharides, polysaccharide/polynucleotide complexes, synthesis of lipids for gene delivery, including their biological assays and physical characterization with synchrotron small-angle X-ray scattering. KS has wide-ranging experience within the field of supramolecular chemistry and X-ray scattering. KS published over 100 papers in international peer reviewed journals.


He is also the named inventor on 35 international patents. KS was involved in construction of synchrotron beam BL03XU line at SPring-8. KS is a founder of a bio-venture company. He recently obtained several research funds from CREST/JST and National Institute of Biomedical Innovation (NIBIO), which are well-known as the most competitive funds in Japan.


Kazuo Sakurai Head Portrait

Do Yeung Yoon, Seoul National University, South Korea

Do Y. Yoon received a Ph.D. degree from the polymer science and engineering dept. of Univ. Massachusetts Amherst (1969-1973), did a postdoctoral study with Paul J. Flory in chemistry dept. of Stanford University (1973-1975), and worked in IBM Research Laboratory in San Jose, California as research staff member and manager of polymer physics group (1975-1999).


From 1999 to 2012, he was a professor in chemistry dept. of Seoul National University in South Korea. Currently, he is a consulting professor in chemical engineering dept. of Stanford University.


His research areas include molecular conformations, dynamics and morphology of polymers, surface and thin film characteristics, and structure-property relationships of polymers for nanoelectronics, optoelectronics, and fuel cells. 


Do Yeung Yoon Head Portrait


Confirmed early career researchers


Dr Nozomi Ando, MIT, United States

Following her physics education at MIT, Dr. Nozomi Ando performed her PhD research on the topic of protein folding thermodynamics in the group of Prof. Sol Gruner (Cornell Physics).


Currently, she is conducting her postdoctoral research on metalloenzymes with importance to health and environment in the group of Prof. Catherine Drennan (MIT Chemistry). Dr. Ando has expertise in the molecular biophysics of proteins, both in the context of folding and function.


Small-angle X-ray scattering (SAXS) is a primary tool in her research. Her recent accomplishments include the deconvolution of rapidly interconverting states in ribonucleotide reductase (a central enzyme in DNA metabolism) using SAXS, in understanding their roles in allosteric regulation.


As a recent recipient of the Pathway to Independence Award from the National Institutes of Health, she looks forward to new challenges in the investigation of dynamic enzymes and interacting protein systems.


 Nozomi Ando_Distinguished lecture

Dr Aaron Eberle, ExxonMobil Research and Engineering, USA

Dr. Aaron Eberle is a Senior Research Scientist in ExxonMobil Research and Engineering at Clinton, New Jersey, USA. He completed his PhD in Chemical Engineering at Virginia Tech (USA) in 2008 where he studied in the areas of polymer processing and rheology.


Following his doctorate he held a postdoctoral position at the University of Delaware (USA) working under the guidance of Prof. Norman Wagner, and afterward he was awarded a National Research Council fellowship at the NIST Center for Neutron Research (USA) where he worked with Dr. Paul Butler.


During his postdoctoral appointments Dr. Eberle studied the fundamentals of gelation, structure at interfaces, and flow-induced structural reorganization in model particulate systems utilizing small-angle neutron scattering (SANS) and neutron reflectivity (NR).


This work was completed in connection with the development of state-of-the-art sample environments that combine flow with scattering, and data acquisition modules for time resolved measurements designed in a collaborative effort with Dr. Lionel Porcar at the Institute Laue Langevin (ILL, Grenoble, France). Currently, Dr. Eberle leads the efforts within ExxonMobil to apply scattering to problems of industrial importance that encompasses both hard and soft matter.


 Aaron Eberle_Distinguished lecture

Dr Daniel Franke, European molecular biology laboratory, Germany

Daniel Franke received a degree in Mathematics at the University of Applied Sciences in Darmstadt, Germany, in 2002 and in 2006 his PhD in human biology at the Medical University in Luebeck, Germany. Since then, he is working as a post-doc and staff member in the BioSAXS group of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Hamburg, Germany.


His research focuses on methods development for Small Angle X-Ray Scattering (SAXS), in particular on the experiment setup and data analysis for biological macromolecules in solution.


He is an author of several publicly available programs from the ATSAS computer package, including cross platform versions of data analysis and visualization tools, and the rapid ab initio shape determination program DAMMIF (2009).


His work on BioSAXS beamline automation not only allows for unattended and autonomous (2012), but also for remote operation of the beamlines. The first remote experiments in biological SAXS were conducted in 2009.


In the frame of the WeNMR initiative ( he establishes contacts with the NMR methods developers and works to make the computational resources of the grid available to the SAS community


 Daniel Franke_Distinguished lecture

Cy Jeffries, ANSTO, Australia

Cy Jeffries is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation and a former research associate of the University of Sydney specialising in the application of small-angle scattering techniques to probe the organisation of biomacromolecules and their complexes in solution.


His research background incorporates an array of diverse techniques in the field of structural molecular biology - which includes but is not limited to (i) the design and cloning of genes and strategies for the over expression and isolation of recombinant proteins (ii) the optimisation of sample conditions for both small-angle X-ray (SAXS) and neutron scattering (SANS) (iii) the subsequent computational modelling and analysis of scattering data.


His interest in SAXS and SANS is rooted in their deep methodological elegance as well as their efficacy - indeed, their provisioning of complementary structural information that arguably prompts the genesis of novel insights which might otherwise evade the scrutiny of more traditional structural biological techniques.


 Cy Jefferies_Distinguished lecture

Dr Kathryn Krycka, National institute of standards and technology, United States

Kathryn Krycka received a Bachelor of Science from the University of Massachusetts and a Doctor of Philosophy in Physics from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 2007.


During her graduate career she studied the behavior of ultra-thin magnetic thin films using a combination of multi-energy resonant x-ray scattering and x-ray magnetic circular dichroism with advisor Dr. Chi-Chang Kao at the Brookhaven National Laboratory. She then joined the NIST Center for Neutron Research (NCNR) as a National Research Council post-doctoral researcher with advisor Dr. Julie Borchers.


There she utilized the newly available, high-polarization 3He spin filters of capable of analyzing a divergently scattered beam to study magnetic patterned media and self-assembled nanoparticles. Since 2009 she has continued on at the NCNR as research staff member with the specialization of neutron spin analysis. Read more?


In particular, Kathryn has developed polarization analysis capabilities for small-angle neutron scattering that allow the underlying magnetic morphology to be determined with vectorial sensitivity. This has provided new insight into how the “missing” spins are collectively arranged within close-packed nanoparticle systems.


Other developments have included the time-dependent polarization-leakage correction software, Pol-Corr, and mathematical algorithms designed specifically to analyze non-isotropic systems. The latter is currently being implemented into the SANSView/SASView data fitting and analysis suite for general usage by the scattering community.


 Kathryn Krycka_Distinguished lecture

Dr Tomotaka Oroguchi, Keio University, Japan

Dr. Tomotaka Oroguchi received a B.S. degree in Engineering in 2002, and a Ph.D. degree in Science from The University of Tokyo in 2007. In his Ph.D. research, he characterized the structural changes along protein folding in atomic details using kinetic experiments and molecular dynamics (MD) simulations in the group of Prof. Kunihiro Kuwajima.


He then joined the group of Prof. Mitsunori Ikeguchi at Yokohama City University as a postdoctoral fellow. Currently, he is an Assistant Professor in the group of Prof. Masahiro Nakasako in the Department of Physics at Keio University. Read more?

One of his major research interests is the relationship between protein dynamics and functions. To detect protein structures in solution at an atomic resolution, he has developed the novel structural analysis method called MD-SAXS, which combines small-angle X-ray solution scattering (SAXS) experiments and all-atom MD simulations.


One of the innovations of this method is that it enables correct evaluation of X-ray scattering from explicit water molecules hydrating proteins. Therefore MD-SAXS offers a link between the low-resolution structural information from SAXS and three-dimensional high-resolution structures, and has revealed the importance of intrinsic dynamics of a DNA-binding protein, EcoO109I, in its function.


His recent research activities include structure-function analyses of intrinsically disordered proteins using MD-SAXS, and development of novel structural analysis method by coherent X-ray diffraction microscopy.


 Tomotaka Oroguchi_Distinguished lecture

Dr Adam Perriman, University of Bristol, United Kingdom

Adam Perriman‘s research career began in 2002 at the Australian National University where he won an AINSE Postgraduate Research Award to study under the tutorage of Professor John White before taking up a Postdoctoral research position with Prof.


Steve Mann in 2007 at the Centre of Organized Matter Chemistry, University of Bristol. In 2010 he was awarded an Engineering and Physical Research Council (EPSRC) Postdoctoral Fellowship supported by the Cross-Disciplinary Interfaces program, and his recent research efforts have been focused on the unprecedented development of novel solvent-free protein liquids.


His work has been featured nationally in Nature, Nature Materials, RSC’s Chemistry World and The Chemical Engineer, and internationally in the ACS’s Chemical and Engineering News (C&EN), Medical News, The Engineer, and In Pharma. In 2010 he was interviewed on BBC 4’s Material World, which was broadcast live nationally. Read more?

SAS has featured as the primary technique in Perriman’s research, and he has successfully applied SANS to help elucidate the structure of the synthetic virus-like particles (SVLPs) {collaboration involving Prof. J. Robinson (Uni. Zurich), Dr. A. Jackson (NIST) and Dr. I. Grillo (ILL) (ChemBioChem, 2011)}, and developed a synthetic strategy to produce novel hybrid constructs incorporating ultra-thin layers of amorphous calcium phosphate (Small, 2010).


Other ongoing SAS-based research includes the use of Synchrotron Radiation SAXS to study the electric field-driven re-orientation of gold nanorods dispersed in thermotropic liquid crystals; and the assembly of artificial light harvesting complexes using pressure-induced dissociation and re-association of bacterial ferritins.


Perriman’s recent research efforts have also been focused on understanding the structures and interactions in solvent-free liquid proteins. Specifically, he has used contrast variation SANS at the Institut Laue-Langevin and ISIS to probe the structures of liquid myoglobin and green fluorescent protein (GFP) and their aqueous precursors at nanometer resolution.


Adam Perriman_Distinguished lecture

Dr Yuya Shinohara, The University of Tokyo, Japan

Yuya Shinohara received his PhD from The University of Tokyo (2011) and has been an assistant professor in the group of Professor Yoshiyuki Amemiya since 2007.


His research activities focus on SAXS and its application to soft matters. He has worked on the development of SAXS techniques, including time-resolved two-dimensional USAXS, microbeam SAXS, anomalous SAXS at low energy, X-ray near-field scattering, and X-ray Photon Correlation Spectroscopy (XPCS).


He has developed XPCS at SPring-8 and applied it to industrial materials such as rubber filled with nanoparticles. His major research interests are relationship between macroscopic properties of soft matters and their spatially/temporally hierarchical structures


Yuya Shinohara_Distinguished lecture

Dr llia Voets, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands

Dr. Ilja Voets graduated cum laude in Molecular Sciences in 2004 from Wageningen University (the Netherlands). She obtained her PhD degree in the Physical Chemistry and Colloid Science group of Prof. Martien Cohen Stuart cum laude from the same university in 2008.


She spent two years as a Marie Curie postdoctoral fellow at the Aldolphe Merkle Institute at the University of Fribourg (Switzerland) in the group of Prof. Peter Schurtenberger.


Currently, she is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry and the Institute for Complex Molecular Systems at Eindhoven University of Technology, TU/e (the Netherlands).


Her research focuses on self-assembly processes in biological and soft matter to gain fundamental insights and support the development of rational design strategies for novel functional soft materials.


Research activities include electrostatically driven self-assembly of copolymers and proteins, self-assembly of chiral supramolecular polymers and colloids, conformational transitions of graft copolymers and polymer-peptide conjugates, and structure-property relationships of anti-freeze proteins.

Illia Voets_Distinguished lecture















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18-23 November, 2012, Sydney Australia
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