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The 2016 Bruker Crystallographic Users Group Meeting
January 17-19, 2016, Jacksonville, FL, USA
Page updated on October 27, 2015

What. The 22nd Bruker Crystallographic Users Group Meeting will be held at the Department of Chemistry, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, Florida.

Users of any type of Bruker area detector systems are welcome to attend. The meeting will consist of oral presentations in the morning and workshops in the afternoon.

Tentative schedule:

January 17, 2016, Sunday night, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM. An opening reception. Location to be announced.

January 18, 2016, Monday. Lecture session topic is “Methods in crystallography” with highlights in the evolution of Bruker AXS software and hardware in the field of single-crystal X-ray diffraction in general and high-pressure crystallography in particular. The lectures will be held at the Talon room at the top floor of Building 16 (Osprey Commons) in the morning. The workshops take place after lunch.

January 18, 2016, Monday night. An optional bus tour to St. Augustine.

January 19, 2016, Tuesday. Topic is “Chemistry and Crystallography in Florida” with lectures from a number of institutes in Florida.
Both lectures and workshop will be held the Talon room at the top floor of Building 16 (Osprey Commons). There will be only one workshop by George Sheldrick after lunch.

The meeting ends at ~3:00 PM on January 19, 2016, Tuesday.

The meeting will feature oral presentations and workshops. If you wish to present a poster please let Ilia Guzei know. There will be poster boards, but I need to know how many to plan for. The posters usually generate productive discussions.

See Meeting Program for more details.

Questions? The coordinators for the meeting are Ilia Guzei (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Christos Lampropoulos (University of North Florida), Susan Byram (Bruker AXS) and Dan Frankel (Bruker AXS). Feel free to e-mail any of them with questions.

The Meeting program is being actively developed.
Selected presentations and workshop materials will be available for download as an encrypted zip file in due course.

Confirmed Speakers:

George Sheldrick (University of Goettingen). "Recent developments in XL".
Susan Byram (Bruker AXS). "What is new at Bruker".
Thomas Albrecht-Schmitt (Florida State University). "Taking the Berkelium Leap".
Christos Lampropoulos (University of North Florida). "The great dependence of cluster chemistry on X-ray crystallography".
Lukasz Wojtas (University of South Florida). "Challenges in Structural Analysis of Metal Organic Frameworks (MOFs)".
Michael Shatruk (Florida State University). "Crystallographic Visualization of Light-Induced Radical Trapping".
Marcio Siqueira (Almax easyLab Inc.). “An introduction to diamond anvil cells and loading techniques for high pressure experiments”.
Roger Durst (Bruker AXS). "Latest Bruker Technologies for Single-Crystal Diffraction".
Bruce Noll (Bruker AXS). "Advanced data collection strategies".
Michael Ruf (Bruker AXS). "Processing High Pressure Data with APEX3".
Ilia Guzei (University of Wisconsin-Madison). "How to organize a crystal growing contest".

Workshops (4):

George Sheldrick (University of Goettingen). "Practical guide to SADABS, TWINABS, XT etc."
Bruce Noll (Bruker AXS). "Finishing a structure".
Joseph Reibenspies & Nattamai Bhuvanesh (Texas A&M). "Comparing predicted powder patterns from SCD with observed PXRD patterns".
Marcio Siqueira (Almax easyLab Inc.) & Michael Ruf (Bruker AXS). "High Pressure Crystallography – Finally Getting your feet wet!"






Last name First name Affiliation
Abboud Khalil University of Florida
Albrecht-Schmitt Thomas Florida State University
Bhuvanesh Nattamai Texas A&M
Byram Sue Bruker AXS
Durst Roger  Bruker AXS
Frankel Dan  Bruker AXS
Guzei Ilia  University of Wisconsin-Madison
Lampropoulos Christos  University of North Florida
Noll Bruce Bruker AXS
Reibenspies Joseph Texas A&M
Ruf Michael  Bruker AXS
Shatruk Michael  Florida State University
Sheldrick George  University of Goettingen
Siqueira Marcio  Almax easyLab Inc.
Wojtas Lukasz  University of South Florida

The registration includes the scientific program (lectures and workshops), the opening reception, and lunch on January 18, 2016.

Regular participants: $100.
Student registration: $40.
Student presenting poster: free.

Make checks payable to:
UW-Madison Chemistry Department (attn. Ilia Guzei)

Fill out the registration form, submit it online but also print it out and send along with the payment to

Dr. Ilia Guzei
2124 Chemistry Department
University of Wisconsin-Madison
1101 University Ave
Madison, WI, 53558

Questions? E-mail Ilia Guzei.

The links below will take you where you want to go.

Department of Chemistry, University of North Florida, 1 UNF Dr., Jacksonville FL32224.
Use an interactive map of the University of North Florida for your quests around campus.

Air travel: arrive to Jacksonville International Airport. The Sheraton hotel (see the Accommodations) is 24.1 miles away.

Day 1. Sunday, January 17, 2015.

Opening reception.

Day 2. Monday, January 18, 2015.

Parking: The university is closed (MLK day), so you can park in lots 9 and 10 adjacent to Building 16 (Osprey Commons).
Alternatively you can park at the arena garage next to the Science and Engineering Building 50 for the afternoon sessions, then you don't have to walk.

Registration and morning lectures: Talon room at the top floor of Building 16 (Osprey Commons).
Lunch and poster session at the lobby of the Science and Engineering Building 50.
Afternoon workshops will be held at the Science and Engineering Building 50 - check the Workshop schedule for room numbers.

Bus tour to St. Augustine will depart from the Sheraton hotel at 6:00 PM.
Dinner. No organized plans - please feel free to form special interest groups and find a place on your own.

Day 3. Tuesday, January 19, 2015.

Parking: you will have to purchase a parking permit from parking services and park at the Fine Arts Parking Garage 44 (anywhere but the ground floor).
Registration and morning lectures: Talon room at the top floor of Building 16 (Osprey Commons).
Lunch: No organized plans. You can eat at the cafeteria at the ground floor of Building 16 (Osprey Commons), where the Talon room is, or go to the Student Union (building 58) where there is a sit-down restaurant and bar, as well as a number of food-court style options on the ground floor. Going off campus is also a possibility.
George Sheldrick workshop: Talon room at the top floor of Building 16 (Osprey Commons).

The recommended hotel is Sheraton Jacksonville Hotel (10605 Deerwood Park Blvd, Jacksonville, Florida 32256).

Please make your reservation through the special Bruker/Sheraton link by the 28th of December. The special meeting room rate is $89 for a rom with a king size bed and $99 for a room with two double beds. If you plan to arrive before January 17, 2015, or stay past January 19, 2015 the reservation web site won't allow you to reserve the extended dates, however: "Anyone needing reservation outside the group block should call Laura directly to make their reservation. We will be more than happy to extend the rate base on the hotel availability. Laura’s direct line is 904-380-4126."

The organizers are not providing transportation from the hotel to the Chemistry department and back (a 4-mile drive). Those with cars are encouraged to offer rides to others. Limited shuttle service from the hotel will be available if needed.

Day 1. January 17, 2016, Sunday, 6:00 PM. Opening Reception. Location to be announced.

If you may be allergic to anything or have special dietary restrictions let Ilia Guzei know.

Day 2. January 18, 2016, Monday, 6:00 PM.

An optional bus tour to St. Augustine.


The Bruker Crystallographic Users Group has its own list server maintained at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. This list was established to facilitate discussion about the Bruker X-ray systems. Discussions focus on the hardware components of the detectors, software, and crystallography related issues. This is a private, unmoderated list. As of October 15, 2015, there are 685 list members from across the globe.

If you are a user of Bruker X-ray equipment we encourage you to contact Susan Byram or Ilia Guzei for subscription.

The coordinators for the meeting are Ilia Guzei (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Christos Lampropoulos (University of North Florida), Susan Byram (Bruker AXS), and Dan Frankel (Bruker AXS).