Date:11 Mar - 16 Mar
Venue:LINXS, Scheelevägen 19, Lund


French-Swedish Academy for Scattering Experiments and Modeling (FASEM) for Life science: from experiments to data analysis – LINXS Partner Event


This 5-day school will offer courses (theory and examples of applications), discussion sessions, and visits to synchrotron and neutron sources. FASEM supports the advent of very bright sources of neutrons, like the European Spallation Source, ERIC (ESS) in Lund, and bright sources of X-rays like MAX-IV. Indeed, ESS, which is expected to start-up its operation in 2025, and the 4th generation synchrotron MAX-IV, will lead to a profound change in scattering techniques, while opening particularly interesting prospects for structural biology and biophysics.

The main objective of this school is to train young researchers in the use of X-ray and neutron scattering techniques (diffraction, small-angle scattering, reflectometry, spectroscopy, XFEL), ranging from experiments up to a complete and in-depth analysis of the data, based on modeling approaches (e.g., analytical fits, ab initio modeling, Bayesian methods) and simulation (e.g. molecular dynamics, Monte-Carlo, artificial intelligence). The complementarity of scattering techniques with other structural biology methods, such as NMR and electron cryomicroscopy, will also be covered.


Experimenters and modelers interested in scattering techniques. The school is dedicated to doctoral students, post-doc fellows, and young researchers discovering these techniques and to advanced researchers wishing to strengthen their knowledge.