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RapiData: a practical course in macromolecular X-ray diffraction data measurement and structure solving at the NSLS.

Sweet RM, Soares A - J Appl Crystallogr (2010)

Bottom Line: The students frequently solve half a dozen structures during the course.The crystal-preparation laboratory is popular for tutorials and practice, and often there is a beamline available for practice.This article provides details about the organization of the course and tells some of the reasons for its success.

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Affiliation: Biology Department, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY 11786, USA.

ABSTRACT
RapiData provides two days of high-level lectures, then two more of experimental work on several beamlines of the National Synchrotron Light Source, for about 50 students. Students are invited to bring their own research projects for measurement, and about half of them do. The students frequently solve half a dozen structures during the course. Tutorials by the lecturers run throughout the data-collection period. The crystal-preparation laboratory is popular for tutorials and practice, and often there is a beamline available for practice. This article provides details about the organization of the course and tells some of the reasons for its success.

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Although each RapiData student attends for unique reasons, the stories frequently interweave into a rich tapestry of science, education and humor. During RapiData 2008, Yi Jun’s hemoglobin work (bottom) gravitated to beamline X26-C, where Allen Orville mentored her in correlated X-ray and spectroscopy studies. The resulting science (top left) was unique and so interesting that Orville chose to make it a center piece for his RapiData 2009 lecture (center). Each year’s commemorative T-shirt is based on an interesting or humorous structure solved during the previous year, and Allen cannot contain his smile as he holds up the proof of his student’s hard work.
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fig1: Although each RapiData student attends for unique reasons, the stories frequently interweave into a rich tapestry of science, education and humor. During RapiData 2008, Yi Jun’s hemoglobin work (bottom) gravitated to beamline X26-C, where Allen Orville mentored her in correlated X-ray and spectroscopy studies. The resulting science (top left) was unique and so interesting that Orville chose to make it a center piece for his RapiData 2009 lecture (center). Each year’s commemorative T-shirt is based on an interesting or humorous structure solved during the previous year, and Allen cannot contain his smile as he holds up the proof of his student’s hard work.

Mentions: Finally, one of the great sources of satisfaction for us is that at the end of the course the teachers come to ask us if they may come again next year. It is all great fun (Fig. 1 ▶).


RapiData: a practical course in macromolecular X-ray diffraction data measurement and structure solving at the NSLS.

Sweet RM, Soares A - J Appl Crystallogr (2010)

Although each RapiData student attends for unique reasons, the stories frequently interweave into a rich tapestry of science, education and humor. During RapiData 2008, Yi Jun’s hemoglobin work (bottom) gravitated to beamline X26-C, where Allen Orville mentored her in correlated X-ray and spectroscopy studies. The resulting science (top left) was unique and so interesting that Orville chose to make it a center piece for his RapiData 2009 lecture (center). Each year’s commemorative T-shirt is based on an interesting or humorous structure solved during the previous year, and Allen cannot contain his smile as he holds up the proof of his student’s hard work.
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fig1: Although each RapiData student attends for unique reasons, the stories frequently interweave into a rich tapestry of science, education and humor. During RapiData 2008, Yi Jun’s hemoglobin work (bottom) gravitated to beamline X26-C, where Allen Orville mentored her in correlated X-ray and spectroscopy studies. The resulting science (top left) was unique and so interesting that Orville chose to make it a center piece for his RapiData 2009 lecture (center). Each year’s commemorative T-shirt is based on an interesting or humorous structure solved during the previous year, and Allen cannot contain his smile as he holds up the proof of his student’s hard work.
Mentions: Finally, one of the great sources of satisfaction for us is that at the end of the course the teachers come to ask us if they may come again next year. It is all great fun (Fig. 1 ▶).

Bottom Line: The students frequently solve half a dozen structures during the course.The crystal-preparation laboratory is popular for tutorials and practice, and often there is a beamline available for practice.This article provides details about the organization of the course and tells some of the reasons for its success.

View Article: PubMed Central - HTML - PubMed

Affiliation: Biology Department, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY 11786, USA.

ABSTRACT
RapiData provides two days of high-level lectures, then two more of experimental work on several beamlines of the National Synchrotron Light Source, for about 50 students. Students are invited to bring their own research projects for measurement, and about half of them do. The students frequently solve half a dozen structures during the course. Tutorials by the lecturers run throughout the data-collection period. The crystal-preparation laboratory is popular for tutorials and practice, and often there is a beamline available for practice. This article provides details about the organization of the course and tells some of the reasons for its success.

No MeSH data available.