2nd I2PC cryoEM Facilities Meeting. Madrid, June 26-27, 2018


National Center for Biotechnology (CNB), Madrid, Spain
Madrid, June 26 – 27, 2018


I2PC is organising its second Cryo-EM Facilities meeting. The aim is to gather together Cryo-EM Facility managers who want to share their experience, problems and solutions on data handling and processing, using Scipion or not.  

I2PC, as developers of Scipion, has as one of its top priorities the improvement of the functionality that Scipion offers to Cryo-EM Facilities. We will present Scipion and how it is used in several Facilities together with its development Road Map. More importantly, there will be ample time to discuss and present common Facility problems, and hopefully share with others how you are running your Facility.


Lead contact: Pablo Conesa Mingo
email: pconesa@cnb.csic.es
Administrative Contact: I2pc@cnb.csic.es


Tuesday 26th:

12:00- 13:30 Buffet lunch at CNB (buffer time for everybody to arrive. We are 20’ from airport)
13:30-13:45: Introducing the meeting (Jose Maria Carazo)
13:45-14:00: Introduction participants round table
14:00-15:00: Presentation of Scipion – present and future: Sharing experiences and concerns. Update on the previous meeting. (Pablo Conesa)
15:00-15:30: Setting the scene.  Scipion at the CNB Facility (Roberto Marabini)
15:30-19:00: Other Facilities presentations (To be confirmed: SciLifeLab, Diamond, ESRF, CEITEC, McGill, Copenhagen …..)
(Coffee break at 16:00)
19:00: End of the working day. Either go to your hotel or to a tour by Plaza Mayor
20:30 Dinner at La Barraca Restaurant
Restaurant La Barraca http://www.labarraca.es/

Wednesday 27th:

09:00-10:00: All participants:
or each Facility, identify which are your 3 major problems?. Bring 1 slide presenting them.  Chaired by Pablo Conesa
10:00-10:30: A view on EM Facilities main challenges in the coming years (Erik Franken – Thermo Fisher Scientific)
10:30-11:00: Coffee break 
11:00-12:00: Cryo-EM User and Data Management systems. Chaired by Carlos Oscar Sorzano
11:30-13:30: Discussion: Future challenges.

Which data and in which manner to pass data to users
Scalability facing ever increasing data flows
Chaired by Jose Miguel de la Rosa

13:30 – Lunch at CNB and farewell


The registration  period for this meeting will be open from 01 – 30 April, 2018.  We will contact you after May 1st if your application is accepted.

(Registration Close) Fill  your application here.


All expenses during the workshop, meals, coffees are covered. Accommodation and travel is not provided, however we will assist you on the bookings if necessary. There is no onsite accommodation and recommended hotels are: