The 13th International School and Symposium on Synchrotron Radiation
in Natural Science (ISSRNS’2016)

13-18 June 2016, Ustroń, Poland


Polish Synchrotron Radiation Society - PSRS ( has been organizing this International School and Symposium on Synchrotron Radiation since 1991. The aim of our interdisciplinary meeting is to bring together scientists and students working with synchrotron radiation. ISSRNS is a traditional forum for discussing fundamental issues of application of the synchrotron radiation and related methods in natural sciences. The goal of this interdisciplinary Symposium is to bring together users (scientists and graduate students) of synchrotron radiation. The meeting will focus on novel applications of synchrotron radiation in physics, chemistry, material and life sciences.

The 13th International School and Symposium on Synchrotron Radiation in Natural Science (ISSRNS’2016) will be organized in cooperation with Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poland ( in hotel “GWAREK” in Ustroń-Jaszowiec, Poland on 13-18 June 2016.

The programme of the Symposium will comprise invited lectures (40 minutes), oral communications (20 minutes) and poster presentations. The abstracts of all presentations presented on ISSRNS will be published in a volume of Synchrotron Radiation in Natural Science, and the proceedings in a reputable international journal. The official language of the meeting is English.

Programme of the conference (updated 20 May 2016) -
Timetable of the conference -


DeptPhysics   DeptChemistry


  • X-ray diffraction studies of materials at extreme conditions,
  • in situ synchrotron studies of materials,
  • scattering techniques in structural analysis of new materials and biological macromolecules,
  • X-ray imaging, nanoimaging and nanotomography,
  • macromolecular crystallography of complex systems,
  • design and development of instrumentation for synchrotrons and free electron lasers,
  • applications of X-ray fluorescence, X-ray absorption, and photoelectron spectroscopies in material science and biophysics,
  • X-ray magnetic dichroism,
  • other applications of synchrotron radiation in nanosciences and soft matter physics.


Proceed to ISSRNS 2016



The abstracts of all presentations presented on ISSRNS 2016 will be published in a regular volume of PTPS bulletin: Synchrotron Radiation in Natural Science (see website). The regular abstracts should take one page. In case of an extended abstract, two or three pages should be used.
The details of preparing the abstracts can be found in the template file

Abstract submission deadline: 5th May, 2016 (previously 25th April 2016)
The abstract should be sent directly to

Form of presentation
The conference program will be composed of:
invited lectures (35 minutes speaking time and 5 minutes discussion time) given by distinguished experts in the field short oral contributions (15 minutes speaking time followed by some discussion time) poster sessions. Maximum poster size is A1 format - 594 x 840 mm. All materials necessary to pin the poster will be provided by organizers.
The conference language is English.

Conference Proceedings
Invited and contributed papers presented at the ISSRNS will be published in a special volume of the of the Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms (Elsevier). Papers submitted to the Proceedings will be peer-reviewed.
Guideline for the proceedings preparation: see Elsevier website

Submission of papers to the ISSRNS 2016 proceedings (NIMB, Elsevier) - 20th July 2016

Student Oral and Poster Competition - see rules and application form


  • Miguel Ángel García Aranda (ALBA Synchrotron, Barcelona, Spain)
    Applied crystallography at ALBA synchrotron
  • Ewa Banachowicz (AMU, Poznań, Poland)
    The protein structure by the combination of SAXS, light scattering and simulations
  • Michał Banaszak (AMU, Poznań, Poland)
    Monte Carlo structure factors for self-assembling polymers
  • Andrew Beale (UK Catalysis Hub @ RCaH/UCL Chemistry)
    Chemical imaging of functional materials under process
  • Christopher Chantler (University of Melbourne, Australia)
    The Hybrid XAS technique for dilute [1-10 mM] solutions at high accuracy
  • Marcello Coreno (Elettra, Trieste, Italy)
    Photoionization of atoms molecules and clusters with novel XUV light sources
  • Marie-Emmanuelle Couprie (SOLEIL, France)
    Towards compact short wavelength Free Electron Laser using laser plasma acceleration
  • Jan Dreiser (Swiss Light Source, Paul Scherrer Institut, Villigen PSI, Switzerland)
    Molecular single-ion magnets: Harnessing molecule-surface interactions
  • Davide Ferri (Paul Scherrer Institut, Villigen, Switzerland)
    Enhancing the sensitivity of X-ray based techniques by pulse experiments
  • Wojciech Gawełda (European XFEL, Hamburg, Germany)
    Scientific opportunities and challenges for time-resolved studies using X-ray Free Electron Lasers
  • Bart Goderis (Department of Chemistry, KU Leuven, Belgium)
    An in-situ synchrotron X-ray view on the crystallization of synthetic polymers for 3D printing under Fast Scanning Calorimetry conditions
  • Pawel Grochulski (Canadian Light Source. Saskatoon, Canada)
    Capabilities and Future Upgrades for Life Sciences at the CLS
  • Michael Hanfland (European Synchrotron Radiation Facility, Grenoble, France)
    Crystallography at high pressures using synchrotron radiation
  • Mariusz Jaskólski (AMU, Poznań, Poland)
    Crystal pathologies in macromolecular crystallography, their detection and handling
  • Jung Ho Je (Postech, Pohang, Korea)
    X-ray imaging in interface dynamics
  • Andrzej Joachimiak (APS, USA)
    Structural Biology Using Light Sources Helps Combat Infectious Diseases and Antibiotic Resistance
  • Czesław Kapusta AGH University of Science and Technology, Kraków, (Poland)
    Study of oxide materials for energy applications with X-ray spectroscopies
  • Marcin Klepka Institute of Physics Polish Academy of Sciences (Poland)
    Structural studies of bioactive metal-organic ligand complexes using XAFS
  • Tobias Madl (Medizinische Universität Graz, Austria)
    Integration of SAXS with Complementary Techniques for Structural Characterization of Large Biomolecular Complexes
  • Augusto Marcelli (Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati dell'INFN, Italy)
    A x-ray investigation of dust from Talos Dome ice Core (East Antarctica). Mineral dust iron geochemistry of the last 160 kyears
  • Koichi Matsuo (Hiroshima Synchrotron Radiation Center, Japan)
    Structural analysis of biomolecules using synchrotron-radiation circular-dichroism spectroscopy
  • Anders Mikkelsen (Department of Physics, Lund University, Sweden)
    Synchrotron based imaging and spectroscopy of nanostructures for electronics and photonics – growth, geometry and function
  • Christian Pettenkofer (Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie GmbH, Germany)
    Unusual observation of image potential states of nano sized Ag clusters, observed by direct photo emission
  • Andrei V. Petukhov (Utrecht University, The Netherlands)
    Structure and long-range-order in colloidal self-assembly
  • Wojciech Roseker (Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY, Hamburg, Germany)
    Double pulse X-ray Photon Correlation spectroscopy using hard X-ray delay line
  • Manfred Rößle (Luebeck University of Applied Sciences, Germany)
    High Brilliance SAXS on Synchrotrons – Applications and Trends
  • Wojciech Rypniewski (Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry, PAS, Poznań, Poland)
    Structural studies of chitinases from extremophiles
  • Yoshiharu Sakurai (Japan Synchrotron Radiation Research Institute, Spring-8, Japan)
    Understanding a lithium ion battery using high-energy synchrotron X-rays
  • Narayanan Theyencheri (ESRF, Grenoble, France)
    Probing the structure and dynamics of soft matter by synchrotron radiation
  • Hiromitsu Tomizawa (RIKEN, SPring-8 Center)
    Status of the petawatt-class twin optical laser facility for the synergy experiments with XFEL (SACLA)
  • Angela Trapananti (CNR, Istituto Officina dei Materiali, Perugia, Italy)
    Investigating the structure of liquid metals at extreme conditions by x-ray absorption spectroscopy
  • Thomas Tschentscher (European XFEL, Hamburg, Germany)
    Preparing for first science experiments at European XFEL
  • Armin Wagner (Diamond Light Source, Didcot, UK)
    Long-wavelength macromolecular crystallography – MAD or SAD?
  • Adriana Wawrzyniak (Solaris National Synchrotron Radiation Centre, Jagiellonian University, Poland)
    Solaris as a new class of low energy high brightness light source


  • Registration (via conference website) – May 5, 2016 (previously April 25, 2016)
  • Submission of abstracts May 5, 2016 (previously April 25, 2016)
  • Notification of abstracts acceptance May 10, 2016 (previously April 30, 2016)
  • PaymentMay 5, 2016 (previously April 30, 2016)
  • Submission of papers to the ISSRNS 2016 proceedings (NIMB, Elsevier) July 20, 2016


regular (in room for 2 persons) 1550 PLN
regular PTPS members (in room for 2 persons): 1400 PLN
student (in room for 2 persons)*: 1250 PLN
accompanying person: 1250 PLN
additional payment for single room: 300 PLN

* reduced fee for students can apply only for those who submit a letter of recommendation by supervisor scientist
Payment can also be made by bank transfer or credit card (VISA, MASTER CARD).

Credit card payment form (mail order) -

Bank Name: PeKaO S.A. o/Krakow
Bank Address: Rynek Glowny 31, 31-007 Krakow, Poland
IBAN: PL80 1240 1431 1111 0000 1045 5083
Bank Routing Number: 1240 0001
Transfer title: ISSRN2016 for: NAMEs

Account holder:
Polskie Towarzystwo Promieniowania Synchrotronowego
ul. Radzikowskiego 152, 31-342 Krakow, Poland
TAX No: 677-10-88-378

Alternatively, we can accept credit card payment (VISA or MASTER CARD only). If you wish to pay with a credit card, please fax us a signed Credit Card Payment Form to +48 12 662 8089.

Additional payment for non-compliance with the payment deadline: 300 PLN

Advisory Board

  • Sine Larsen, Department of Chemistry, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Mariusz Jaskólski, Center for Biocrystallographic Research, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poznań, Poland
  • Dmitri I. Svergun, EMBL-Outstation c/o DESY Hamburg, Germany
  • Marek Stankiewicz, NCPS Solaris, Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland
  • John R Helliwell, School of Chemistry, University of Manchester, UK
  • Andrea Di Cicco, School of Science and Technology, University of Camerino, Italy
  • Federico Boscherini, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Bologna, Italy
  • Christoph Quitmann, MAX IV Laboratory, Lund University, Sweden
  • Andrzej Joachimiak, Structural Biology Center & Midwest Center for Structural Genomics Biosciences Division, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL, USA
  • Krystyna Jabłońska, Institute of Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warszawa, Poland

Organizing Committee

  • Maciej Kozak (Chairman) - Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland
  • Wojciech Kwiatek (Treasurer) - Institute of Nuclear Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Kraków, Poland
  • Paweł Piszora (Co-Chairman, Editor) - Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland
  • Damian Paliwoda (Editor) - ESRF, Grenoble, France
  • Zuzanna Pietralik - Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland
  • Michał Taube - Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland
  • Michalina Skupin - Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland
  • Weronika Andrzejewska - Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland
  • Żaneta Kołodziejska - Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland
  • Maciej Gielnik - Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland
  • Julia Jakubowska-Ludwiczak - Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland
  • Jolanta Darul - Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland

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Gwarek Hotel Ustron   The Ustroń spa is located in Silesian Beskids mountain range (Beskidy mountains, southern part of Poland, see map above) about 90 km from Katowice airport and 150 km from Kraków airport. The typical weather in June is warm and pleasant with average temperature 20-25° C. However nights in this mountain region are rather cool as well as sudden deterioration of weather is also possible. We recommend sport shoes for mountain hiking during conference free time. Several hills (Równica, Orłowa or Czantoria), attractive for hiking, are located nearby the town. For more touristic details see: Wikipedia and municipal website

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