About LNLS Annual Users’ Meeting

The Brazilian Synchrotron Light Laboratory (LNLS), part of the Brazilian Center for Research in Energy and Materials (CNPEM), will hold the 31st edition of LNLS Annual Users’ Meeting (RAU) from 8 to 11 of November, 2021. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the organizing committee will host the second online edition of RAU via Whova platform.

The online meeting aims to gather around 500 researchers who use LNLS scientific instrumentation to perform cutting edge experiments in areas such as Materials Science, Health and Pharmacology, Environmental Science  Energy, Biotechnology, X-ray Imaging, Oil and Gas, Chemistry, and others. The event will promote the exchange of experiences between users and debates on future facilities, which shall be in operation in the coming years.

RAU is an important forum for discussion, evaluation, and presentation of proposals for the improvement of the research projects to be performed at the new Brazilian synchrotron light source, Sirius – one of the most advanced synchrotron machines in the world. With the commissioning of Sirius, which has its first beamlines in final phase of assembling, the participation of the scientific community becomes essential to describe their needs and expectations for the new source. The RAU meeting is the ideal place to foster this debate.

About Whova Platform

Considering the welfare and health of everyone, the 31st RAU is being prepared to be virtually for the second year through a multipurpose and all-in-one platform for online events. Whova app will give us the opportunity to maintain the high standards and years of RAU’s tradition of connecting the synchrotron community. The platform gather around 500 participants, speakers and sponsors which will be able to:

  • Watch live plenary sessions and talks,
  • Attend to oral communications,
  • Navigate through e-poster sessions,
  • Interact freely with each other on live chats and video meetups.
  • Create many networking opportunities!

Also, virtual booths will be available for sponsors to reach out to the community and get in touch with the attendees. All registered participants receives a personal link that gives access to the Whova platform.

Important Information

  • Language

    • The event official language is English. All information, content and presentations must be performed in English.
  • Fees

    • Registration for regular participants is free of charge.
  • Selection of Participants

    • Whova’s capacity is 500 participants.
    • In case of registrants exceeding the capacity, participants will be selected based on their curriculum and abstract contribution.
  • Abstract Submission

    • Abstract must be submitted and presented by the same author; 
    • Only one abstract contribution may be submitted by each presenter;
    • The Scientific Committee will evaluate the abstracts, select and assign the format to be presented, either oral communications or poster;
    • The Organizing Committee considers the withdrawal of an abstract, after it has been accepted and advertised, as highly nonprofessional (except in special circumstances).
  • Presentation Types

    • Poster presentation: display your e-poster with a special RAU template and upload a quick video with 1 minute maximum to introduce the subject.
    • Oral communication: present a oral communication in a live stream session.
  • Bright Ideas

    • In addition to ongoing research contributions, we are also accepting abstract contributions related to new ideas to be performed at Sirius in the future. This is not a call for proposals, it is just an open window to share with colleagues possible challenging experiments that could eventually be performed at Sirius in the future.
  • Questions

    • In the case of any other questions, feel free to send an e-mail to eventos@cnpem.br.