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St. Jude – SERCAT
Structural Biology Symposium

Thursday – Friday, March 18 – 19, 2021
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Overall, this symposium will showcase X-ray crystallography and integrative structural biology approaches that continue to transform science and translational medicine. Hosts include the Structural Biology Department at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the Southeast Regional Collaborative Access Team (SER-CAT) at the Advanced Photon Source. This 18th annual SER-CAT user meeting is in support of X-ray crystallography and advancement of synchrotron-based research in meeting tomorrow’s scientific challenges.

Because of COVID, this year's SER-CAT user meeting will be held online, affording a unique opportunity for the St. Jude community to attend. You will hear from leaders in the structural biology field whose scientific contributions have far-reaching impact with high relevance to the science being conducted at St. Jude.

Abstract submission deadline: Wednesday, February 24, midnight CT
Registration deadline: Thursday, March 4, midnight CT

Workshops and Poster Session, Thursday, March 18th

Workshops will feature the remote use of SER-CAT (emphasis on automated capabilities enabled by the new K-B focusing mirror system and Eiger 16M detector) and use of partner ALS beamlines during the APS dark period.

  • 1:00 - 1:10 pm: Director’s Introduction of ALS & SER-CAT Partnership
  • 1:10 - 4:00 pm: Remote data collection at ALS Beamlines 5.0.1,2
  • 4:00 - 5:00 pm: Getting the best data from APS Beamline 22ID
  • 5:00 - 6:00 pm: Poster Session featuring Prize Winners

View the Workshop Flyer

Scientific Meeting, Friday, March 19th

The scientific meeting will include live invited speakers as well as pre-recorded talks and posters submitted by registrants.


Keynote Speaker

Portrait of Ian Wilson

Ian Wilson, DPhil

Scripps Research


Symposium Host

Portrait of Darcie Miller

Darcie Miller, PhD

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital


Scientific Meeting Agenda

Zoom-based virtual event. All times are in Central Time, beginning at 8:45 am CT / 1:45 pm GMT.

Agenda to follow