X-ray Interaction with Biomolecules in Gas Phase (XiBiGP) Workshop

The workshop on X-ray Interaction with Biomolecules in Gas Phase – XiBiGP will be organized in the frame of the 27th Summer School and International Symposium on the Physics of Ionized Gases (SPIG). The workshop will be held on 26th of August. The XiBiGP workshop is principally related (but not exclusively) to the Section 1 of the SPIG topics.

There has been a large interest in recent years to study biological systems (small biomolecules, amino acids, peptides, proteins etc.) by using synchrotron-based spectroscopic techniques, such as near-edge X-ray absorption fine structure or related X-ray photoelectron and X-ray emission spectroscopies. Particularly, gas-phase spectroscopy gives the opportunity to investigate isolated targets, under well-defined conditions. However, there has been always a challenge both to bring a large biomolecule intact into the gas phase and to obtain a high-enough sensitivity for a fine structure (and even coincidence) spectroscopy of desired species in a diluted environment. Additionally, it is even more challenging to investigate e.g. solvation effects under well-defined conditions.

The aim of the XiBiGP workshop is to present the most recent cutting-edge techniques used to investigate X-ray interaction with biomolecules in gas phase. The workshop is dominantly dedicated to young scientists, but also to all SPIG participants who might find interesting possibilities and topics regarding the multidisciplinary studies and developments of new experimental techniques. Finally, the aim of the workshop is to initiate a discussion between experts in the field on X-ray spectroscopy that could lead to further improvement of the techniques and important results.

Chairman of the XiBiGPSupported by
Dr Christophe Nicolas
Synchrotron SOLEIL,
L'orme des Merisiers,
Saint-Aubin - BP 48,

List of speakers and lectures
Alexandre Giuliani (FR) Action spectroscopy of stored biomolecular ions in the soft X-ray range
Edwin Kukk (FI)Electron-ion coincidence spectroscopy as a tool to study radiation-induced molecular dynamics
Pascal Lablanquie (FR)Study of single photon multiple ionization processes with a magnetic bottle spectrometer
Kevin Prince (IT)Synchrotronn radiation studies of biomolecules: photoabsorption, and core and valence photoionization
Thomas Schlathölter (NL)Biomolecular ionization and fragmentation dynamics studied with energetic photons from synchrotrons and free electron lasers
Bernd Winter (DE)Ultrafast proton and electron dynamics in core-ionized aqueous solution

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