SAXS in the Pharmaceutical Industry

Short online course
22 & 24 June 2021 14:00–16:10 CEST

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SAXS in the Pharmaceutical Industry

Short online course

22 & 24 June 2021 14:00–16:10 CEST

Course on Small Angle X-ray Scattering in the Pharmaceutical Industry

Xenocs and BIOSAXS invite you to join our interactive two-day short course focused on the benefits and use of Small Angle X-ray Scattering (SAXS) for the pharmaceutical industry.

In addition to showcasing the benefits of SAXS at various stages of the drug development & production processes, we will cover practical workflows and how you can characterize and analyse (bio-)therapeutic systems – such as fusion proteins, monoclonal antibodies, nucleic acids, drug delivery systems and, of course, emerging vaccines – with SAXS in the lab and at synchrotron.

Reserve your place today to learn:

  • how SAXS is used during drug discovery, formulation and production processes,
  • what you can gain from the SAXS technique and how it complements nicely other analytical workflows,
  • how properties such as overall shape & size, conformational & oligomeric polydispersity, degree of flexibility & stability are addressed with SAXS analysis,
  • how you can characterize your samples with SAXS in your lab or at synchrotron facilities.

On request participants will receive the course materials.



21 June 2021


Day 1 – Tuesday 22 June 2021 (CEST Time)

Chair: Peter Høghøj, Xenocs

14:00 – 14:10 Welcome
Peter Høghøj and Dmitri Svergun
14:10 – 14:30 Solution SAXS: basics and pharmaceutical use
Dmitri Svergun, BIOSAXS
14:30 – 14:40 SAXS in the drug development process – introducing SAXS in the lab
Søren Skou, Xenocs
14:40 – 15:00 SAXS in the biopharmaceutical discovery
Adriana Badarau, X4 Pharmaceuticals
15:00 – 15:20 Studies of vaccine formulations via solution X-ray and neutron scattering
Alex Grishaev, NIST
15:20 – 15:40 SAXS in practice – synchrotron
Melissa Gräwert, BIOSAXS
15:40 – 16:00 SAXS in practice – lab base
Saskia Bucciarelli, Novo Nordisk
16:00 – 16:10 Conclusions
Peter Høghøj and Dmitri Svergun

Day 2 – Thursday 24 June 2021 (CEST Time)

Chair: Melissa Gräwert, BIOSAXS

14:00 – 14:10 Welcome and recap
Peter Høghøj and Dmitri Svergun
14:10 – 14:30 Application of small angle X-ray scattering to protein drug development
Mathias Norrman, Novo Nordisk
14:30 – 14:50 Solution SAXS for nanomedicine development: examples of COVID-related research
Martin Schroer, University of Duisburg-Essen
14:50 – 15:10 ATSAS overview and demonstration
Al Kikhney, BIOSAXS
15:10 – 15:30 How to do SAXS in the lab – instrument solutions for SAXS in the pharma industry
BioXolver SAXS instrument virtual tour
Søren Skou, Xenocs
15:30 – 15:50 BIOSAXS services to pharma industry
Tobias Gräwert, BIOSAXS
Synchrotron SAXS, P12 virtual tour
Clément Blanchet, EMBL
15:50 – 16:10 Q&A: applications, sample requirements, software



21 June 2021

Registration is free. The number of participants is limited.

Your registration is pending until the final confirmation from the organizers. The course platform is GoToWebinar.

Attendees information will be processed and recorded by the organizers Xenocs SAS and BIOSAXS GmbH in accordance with their respective privacy policies. Please consult Xenocs SAS privacy policy & BIOSAXS GmbH privacy policy for more information.


Al Kikhney

Marie Micha
Xenocs SAS