Committee Research with Synchrotron Radiation
News from research and committee
Chairman: Prof. Dr. Stefan Eisebitt / Vice Chairwoman: Dr. Bridget Murphy
The KFS consists of the representatives of synchrotron radiation users, synchrotron radiation sources and funding institutions. It represents the synchrotron radiation users and gives advice for the future of research with synchrotron radiation.
Taking high-speed snapshots of living cells with an X-ray laser

European XFEL

X-ray imaging method captures living cells with unprecedented speed and resolution: An international team led by Uppsala University and including scientists from DESY and the European XFEL has for the first time successfully imaged whole living bacterial cells with an X-ray laser. The method used in this experiment can produce results that are of higher spatial and temporal resolution than even the best optical microscopy techniques, with the added possibility of creating detailed 3D models of the cells. [more] [archive]

approaching deadlines:

Mar. 29, 2015: Abstract deadline for 16th International Conference on Small-Angle Scattering, 13.09.2015 - 18.09.2015
Mar. 31, 2015: Abstract deadline for International Conference on the Applications of the Mössbauer Effect (ICAME), 13.09.2015 - 18.09.2015
Apr. 01, 2015: Abstract deadline for GISAS 2015, 08.09.2015 - 11.09.2015
Apr. 01, 2015: Deadline for proposals FLASH
Apr. 01, 2015: Preregistration deadline (cheaper) for GISAS 2015, 08.09.2015 - 11.09.2015
Apr. 03, 2015: Abstract deadline for VI International Conference of Synchrotron Radiation in Polymer Science, 07.09.2015 - 10.09.2015

German-Swedish cooperation: Funding of common projects (Röntgen-Ångström-Cluster)

The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) has published a call for proposals for German-Swedish projects in materials sciences and structural biology with neutrons and synchrotron radiation (Röntgen-Ångström-Cluster). deadline is May 29, 2015, and funding is supposed to start on January 1, 2016. The projects should run at least three and at most four years and they should be structured by precise milestones. [more] [archive]
Henry Chapman
Leibniz Prize for DESY scientist Henry Chapman

DESY scientist Professor Henry Chapman was awarded one of the prestigious Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prizes 2015 by the German research foundation Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)on March 3rd, 2015. This important research award in Germany honours outstanding scientists. Henry Chapman received the 2.5-Million-Euro prize for his pioneering work in the development of femtosecond crystallography. It allows to decode the structure of complex biomolecules in its natural environment at the atomic level with the help of X-ray lasers. [more] [archive]
Stefan Eisebitt is the new KFS-chair

At the constituent meeting of the 10th KFS, Stefan Eisebitt (TU Berlin) was elected as new KFS-chair. Vice chair is Bridget Murphy (Uni Kiel). The departments are: Public Relations: Andreas Schreyer (HZG), Instrumentation: Tim Salditt (Uni Göttingen) and Users: Birgit Kanngießer (TU Berlin). [more] [archive]