Neutrons and biology

The 2018 edition of the thematic School of the French Neutron Society (SFN) will be dedicated to "Neutrons and Biology" and will take place in Carqueiranne (France) on September 16-19, 2018.

The School "Neutrons and Biology" will present an overview of the use of neutrons to probe the structure and dynamics of biological systems. Lectures will be presented by researchers from neutron international facilities and from academia and will include basic tutorials on the principles of neutron diffraction and scattering, a description of the neutron sources and instrumentation, as well as seminars on the application of neutron diffraction and scattering to different biological subjects. Students will also be introduced to the reduction, analysis and interpretation of experimental data and to the writing of an experimental proposal.

The target audience includes graduate students, PhD students and postdocs or experienced scientists not familiar with the application of neutrons to biology.

The list of topics includes :

  • Neutron diffraction/crystallography
  • Neutron reflectometry
  • Elastic, quasielastic and inelastic neutron scattering
  • Small angle neutron scattering
  • Integrated approaches
  • Industrial applications