USERS' MEETING 2012

      Grenoble, 6 - 9 February, 2012

Users Organization







In February 2012 Grenoble will be more than ever the place to gather for all European scientists interested in cutting-edge research using synchrotron radiation. The 22nd ESRF Users' Meeting will take place at the ESRF site between 6 - 9 February 2012 and will feature two associated workshops and one school coupled with a plenary meeting devoted to recent advances and future directions in science at the facility.






Parallel sessions and a joint poster session will give the opportunity to enjoy exciting new science and to debate the scientific prospects of the Upgrade Programme.


Detailed information on Upgrade Programme

YSA2011 - Helen Walker

Helen Walker (left) receiving from Venkatraman Ramakrishan the Young Scientist Award in 2011

The meeting will be centered on the exciting science currently performed at the ESRF and, in addition, the ESRF management will also introduce and initiate the process to produce the proposal for Phase 2 of the Upgrade Programme. The plenary meeting will be held on February 7 - 8 (one and a half day) and will feature two keynote lectures and four plenary lectures covering a large spectrum of ESRF activities, a report from the ESRF Directors on the status of the facility and on the proposal for Phase 2 of the Upgrade Programme, a talk by the winner of the Young Scientist Award and topical and interdisciplinary parallel sessions. The meeting will close with a common session for open discussion about the Phase 2 and about general ESRF matters.

A joint poster session and a banquet at the ESRF restaurant on site will give the opportunity to discuss with fellow researchers, stimulate new ideas and new scientific collaborations. 



Associated Workshops and School

Two workshops and a school are planned:


On behalf of the Users' Organisation, I cordially invite you to Grenoble for an exciting week of science.

Chiara Maurizio
Chairperson of the Users' Organisation



You wish to register and to organise your travel and stay

If you wish to attend the Users' Meeting 2012 and prepare your stay in Grenoble, your are welcome to consult our information web pages:





Meeting Secretariat

User Office
BP 220
38043 GRENOBLE Cedex, France.

Tel. +33 (0)4 7688 2552/ 2358
Fax +33 (0)4 7688 2020

  Best Poster Award 2011 - Th. Sheler

Thomas Scheler, winner of
the 2011 Best Poster Award