ESRF User Meeting 4-6 February 2019


The 29th ESRF User Meeting will take place at the ESRF from Monday 4 February to Wednesday 6 February 2019. This is a unique opportunity for users to exchange with one another, ESRF staff and ESRF management about their science and ideas, for now and the future.

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The User Organisation Committee (UOC) and the ESRF management have prepared a rich and diverse programme, with the plenary session on Tuesday 5 February comprising 4 Keynote Lectures, the Young Scientist Award winner video and talk, user poster clips, a poster session, the Directors’ facility report and an update on the Extremely Brilliant Source (EBS) upgrade project, and user-dedicated sessions consisting of :

* 9 Tutorials for Users, on Monday 4 February, covering a broad range of topics of interest to ESRF users, , including a round-table discussion on "Gender parity in science" (takes place over lunch - buffet provided - to allow users participating in another tutorial to attend), and a meeting on strategies for improving biological sample preservation, complementing the microsymposium on X-ray microscopy in biology,

* 3 User-Dedicated Microsymposia running in parallel on Wednesday 6 February :

  • UDM1. "ID29: Tunable past and time-resolved future"
  • UDM2. "X-ray microscopy in biology: recent applications, challenges and opportunities"
  • UDM3. "Exploiting coherent X-rays at ESRF: robust tools for imaging and dynamics"

The User-Dedicated Microsymposia 2 and 3 will include invited talks from users chosen from a selection of submitted abstracts.

Programmes for the User Meeting, Tutorials and Microsymposia can be found at:

The electronic registration form will be on line mid-November.