Electron Crystallography School –

Introduction to electron diffraction tomography

07.4.2014 – 11.04.2014, Darmstadt, Germany

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Registration deadline extended to 10 January 2014!



General information



The school is intended to give a general overview of modern methods in electron crystallography with a strong accent on electron diffraction tomography. The students will learn basics of crystallography, image and diffraction pattern formation in a transmission electron microscope and most common methods of structure analysis using electron scattering data. Two transmission electron microscopy (TEM) labs are available in order to get an extended experience in diffraction tomographic data acquisition – at the Technical University of Darmstadt and the University of Mainz. Diverse data processing approaches will be presented during afternoon seminars. With the knowledge gained from the school the participants will be able to run tomographic experiments on their own and have a deep understanding of data processing upon their return to the home institution.


Basic crystallographic or TEM knowledge is desired; nevertheless both topics will be covered in a deep and deductive way. Students from diverse fields (chemistry, physics, biology, etc.) are encouraged to apply.


Composition of the International Program Committee


·        Ute Kolb (Germany),

·        Joke Hadermann (Belgium),

·        Lousia Meshi (Israel)


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Preliminary program


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1.     Peter Oleynikov, Stockholm, Sweden

2.     Joke Hadermann, Antwerp, Belgium

3.     Enrico Mugnaioli, Mainz, Germany

4.     Ute Kolb, Mainz, Germany

5.     Tatiana Gorelik, Mainz, Germany

6.     Sven Hovmöller, Stockholm, Sweden

7.     Stavros Nicolopoulos, Brussels, Belgium

8.     Louisa Meshi, Beer-Sheva, Israel

9.     Gianluca Cascarano, Bari, Italy

Click here to download preliminary program



Here you can find the registration forms in docx and pdf format.

Please fill in the form and send it to us either by email: kolb@geo.tu-darmstadt.de or by fax: 0049 6151 16-4021 by 15th December 2013


The registration fee is 330 EUR. The payment information will be available on this site soon.


All students are encouraged to bring a poster presenting their research. An attractive poster prize highlighting the most prominent presentation will be announced during the last day of the school. The detailed information about the poster format will be available on this site soon.


A restricted number of student bursaries will be available (for applicants under 35 years old). In order to apply for a financial support the following documents have to be provided:

·        An authorized document proving the student status of the applicant (signed / stamped by the faculty authority);

·        A short description of the research topic;

·        A supporting letter from the supervisor.

The listed above documents should be sent to Prof. U. Kolb (email: kolb@geo.tu-darmstadt.de or by fax: 0049 6151 16-4021) by 15th January 2014.

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The school will take place at the Darmstadt University campus (Lichtwiese).

The campus TU-Lichtwiese is accessible by public transport.

From Darmstadt Main Station (Hauptbahnhof) use Bus K until the stop Botanischer Garten/Vivarium. The journey takes approximately 18 min. The bus goes approximately each 15 minutes, on a working day the last bus from the central station towards the campus leaves at 21:04, on weekends at 18:54.

From Frankfurt Main Station (Hauptbahnhof) take a local train S-Bahn (S3) / Regionalbahn (RB) to Darmstadt Main Station. The journey takes 38 min with S-Bahn (S3) and 19 min with RB. For the trip after Darmstadt Main Station, check the information above.

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From Frankfurt International Airport two alternatives are possible:

1) Bus Airliner: 7,6 € per Person (as 01.04.2012). Direct connection from Frankfurt Airport (both Terminal 1 and 2) to Darmstadt Main Station. The journey takes approximately 25-30 min. For the connections and further information, visit the website of the operator: http://www.heagmobibus.de/site/airliner.html

2) S-Bahn / Regionalbahn to Frankfurt Main Station. The journey takes approximately 11 min. For the trip after Frankfurt Main Station, check the information above.

For up-to-date information, please visit the websites of the operators www.rmv.de or www.bahn.de.

The campus plan can be found here. In order to reach the registration desk (B2/02) from the bus stop Botanischer Garten/Vivarium please follow the green-dash foot path. On the Sunday the 6th of April the registration desk will be open from 14:00. In urgent / problematic situations the registration desk can be accessed by telephone (the number will be available soon).


The accommodation costs are covered by the school fee. The rooms are booked in two hotels:

IBIS budget Darmstadt City, Kasinostr. 4, 64293 Darmstadt, Germany and Pallas Hotel Darmstadt, Pallaswiesenstraße 72, 64293 Darmstadt, Germany.

The Hotel IBIS is within a walking distance (1 km, 15 min) from Darmstadt main train station (a map can be found here). The Pallas Hotel, situated in the same area, is however a bit further away (2km, 25 min). If you feel confident to walk with your luggage please do (the map is here), otherwise take a taxi.





Registration application

10th January 2014

Student bursary application

17th January 2014

Poster abstract

28th February 2014






The school is generously supported by


International Union of Crystallography (IUCr)




European Crystallographic Association




European Microscopy Society (EMS)



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JEOL (Germany) GmbH



FEI (The Netherlands)



Gatan, Inc.






Contact: Prof. Ute Kolb (kolb@geo.tu-darmstadt.de)

Local organizers:

Tatiana Gorelik, Mainz Germany

Ute Kolb, Mainz, Germany





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