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June 10-11, 2014

Tuesday & Wednesday
120 Physical Sciences Building
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

PSB Floor Plan

Tuesday, June 10th
Session A: Facility Update
8:00 AM Registration, Poster setup, Coffee (South Passageway, 1st Floor PSB)
8:30 Welcome and Status of CHESS - Joel Brock (Director) (120 PSB)
8:45 Accelerator Update - David Rice (Technical Director)
9:00 New Capabilities at CHESS - Ernie Fontes (Associate Director)
9:15 Status of MacCHESS - Marian Szebenyi (Director MacCHESS)
9:30 Q&A for Directors - discussion of proposal policy
Session B: Invited User Talks - Morning
9:45 Roberto Dominguez (University of Pennsylvania)
"Structural Biology of the Actin Cytoskeleton – Three Short Stories"
10:25 Break (Baker Portico, 1st Floor PSB)
10:40 Susan Hafenstein (Pennsylvania State University)
"The crystal structure of canine parvovirus capsids interacting with neutralizing antibody fragment"
11:20 Jennifer Mass (University of Delaware)
"XANES and XRF Imaging of Iconic Works by Pablo Picasso, Edvard Munch, Henri Matisse, and Adriaen Coorte: Case Studies in Paint Alteration and Painting Technique"
12:00 PM Lunch (Clark Atrium, 1st Floor PSB)
Session C: Student Prize Talks
1:00 Awards to Student Paper Prize Winner(s)
Brian Goodfellow & Jennifer Wierman
1:10 Brian Goodfellow (Dow Chemical, formerly Brian Korgel Group, University of Texas)
"Ordered Structure Rearrangements in Heated Gold Nanocrystal Superlattices"
1:45 Jennifer Wierman (Cornell University)
"Graphene as a protein crystal mounting material to reduce background scatter"
Session D: Invited User Talks - Afternoon
2:15 Ou Chen (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
"High-quality nanomaterials: from single quantum dot to their superstructures"
2:55 Break (Baker Portico, 1st Floor PSB)
3:10 Peter Abbamonte (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign)
"Emergence of charge density wave domain walls above the superconducting dome in 1TTiSe2"
4:00 Refreshments & Snacks (Baker Portico, 1st Floor PSB)
Posters (Baker Atrium, 1st Floor PSB)
4:00 User Executive Committee meeting (1 hour) (220 Clark Hall, A&EP)
6:00 Reception - Physical Sciences Building (Baker Portico, 1st Floor PSB)
7:00 Dinner - Physical Sciences Building (Clark Atrium, 1st Floor PSB)
8:00 Poster Prizes awarded
8:10 After-Dinner Talk by Steven Strogatz (Cornell University) (Clark Atrium, 1st Floor PSB)
Wednesday, June 11th
WORKSHOP I: Structural Materials Opportunities for Combining Polycrystal Modeling and High Energy X-rays (120 PSB)
8:00 AM Registration (South Passageway, 1st Floor PSB)
9:00 Welcome - Matt Miller (Associate Director, CHESS, Cornell University) (120 PSB)
9:10 T.J. Turner (Materials Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright Patterson Air Force Base)
"Measuring and Modeling Grain Average Strain in Titanium"
9:50 Paul Dawson (Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Cornell University)
"Modeling In Situ Loading Diffraction Experiments with Finite Element-Based Models"
10:30 Break (Baker Portico, 1st Floor PSB)
10:40 Romain Quey (École des Mines de Saint-Étienne, France)
"Bridging between High Energy X-Ray Diffraction Experiments and Polycrystal Computations: on the Issue of Polycrystal Representation and Meshing"
11:20 Andy Poshadel (Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Cornell University)
"A combined experiment and simulation approach to investigating microscale initiation and propagation of yielding in duplex stainless steel under biaxial loading"
12:00 PM Conclusion and Lunch* (Clark Atrium, 1st Floor PSB)
*those attending InSitμ School, Box Lunch @ Wilson Lab
WORKSHOP II: Recent Applications in BioSAXS and New Developments in Combining SAXS and NMR Data (401 PSB)
8:00 AM Registration (South Passageway, 1st Floor PSB)
9:00 Welcome and Status of BioSAXS at MacCHESS - Alvin Acerbo (MacCHESS, Cornell University) (401 PSB)
9:10 Rob McKenna (University of Florida)
"SAX Scattering: Initial Steps Towards 'Seeing' The Replisome"
9:50 Philip Bevilacqua (Pennsylvania State University)
"Studies of RNA folding and function in crowded environments"
10:30 Break (Baker Portico, 1st Floor PSB)
10:50 Robert Oswald (Cornell University)
"SAXS, NMR and Crystallography: Mechanism of Dimerization of a Glutamate Receptor Domain and the Structure of a Multidomain, Leptospira Protein"
11:30 Alexander Grishaev (National Institutes of Health)
"All-Atom Macromolecular Model Refinement via Combined Fit of NMR and SAXS Data"
12:10 PM Lunch (Clark Atrium, 1st Floor PSB)
1:10 Sabine Akabayov (Harvard Medical School)
"A combined NMR and SAXS approach to study challenging complexes in translation initiation"
1:50 Concluding remarks - Richard Gillilan (MacCHESS, Cornell University)