The annual event dedicated to the ESRF user community: learn, discuss and experience the science and cutting-edge research made with ESRF synchrotron light


2017 has been a full and immensely fruitful year for the ESRF. The beamlines have been running at full capacity and user interest is at an all-time high. The March and September proposal submission deadlines saw more than 2550 proposals received, and activity in the first half of 2017 indicates that another record number of experiments will be carried out and a record number of users welcomed to the ESRF. The keynote speakers of the plenary session will give a flavour of cutting-edge research which can be carried out with the help of the ESRF and the EBS upgrade. The ESRF-EBS project to completely construct and commission a new “Extremely Brilliant Source” is in full swing. The construction of the first of a new generation of low emittance, high energy synchrotrons, which will boost the brilliance and coherence of the X-rays, is a strategic project for the future of the ESRF and its user community. A session of the User Meeting plenary session will again be dedicated to the ESRF-EBS to inform and update the user community on the progress of the project and of the new beamlines to be constructed.

The ESRF User Meeting is an ideal forum for exchange among users and with the  ESRF staff, whether it be to discuss the EBS project and its opportunities or to stimulate new proposals and ideas. The ESRF user community is warmly invited to participate through the submission of abstracts and posters and by meeting together onsite for discussion, interaction and networking.

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Overall Programme


Monday 5 February 2018


Following the success of these tutorials in recent meetings, this year twelve tutorials on a range of different scientific topics will be organised and offered to users on the first day of the event. The tutorials last from several hours up to 1 day, and in many cases the number of participants is limited; those interested are therefore invited to register as soon as possible after registration opens. Each tutorial will be animated by experts and we encourage you to take this opportunity to work closely with these experts and with users of similar interests and requirements.

In the first instance, these tutorials are not open to ESRF staff since priority for attending is given to external participants. However, ESRF staff interested in attending should contact the User Office who will maintain a waiting list and will add any interested ESRF staff members to the participant list once registration is closed, if spaces are available.

Tutorials: programme and scopes

Tuesday 6 February 2018




Plenary Session programme

Wednesday 7 February 2018



  • UDM1. "Opportunities in High Pressure Science at the ESRF"
  • UDM2. "Metallurgy and Materials Processing"
  • UDM3. "Understanding Neurological Diseases: Synchrotron Science in a Multidisciplinary Approach"

UDM: programmes & Scopes


The registration fees are:

  • 150 Euro for regular participant
  • 50 Euro for PostDoc and PhD Students

The registration fees are waived for ESRF, CRG, EMBL, ILL and IBS staff.

Complete information on fees & registration HERE


Organisation of your visit to the ESRF

Consult our page "Practical information" (travel, site access, accommodation and catering)


The ESRF User Organisation Committee

Meeting Secretariat

ESRF User Office
CS 40220
71 avenue des Martyrs
38043 GRENOBLE Cedex 9, France.