At this satellite event we are going to provide a deep discussion on computational techniques for data processing at Sirius. Further details of image reconstruction, segmentation and high- performance computing will be presented for the synchrotron community.

Invited Speakers

Dr. Brian Toby (Argonne National Laboratory)
Brian Toby’s’ professional experience has been in targeted research in a number of employment environments including chemical industry, academia and in the government sector both in a synchrotron and a research reactor facility. His research interests are in understanding how the arrangements of atoms in solids determine how the material functions, chemically or physically, and for the development and teaching of techniques for those studies. To do this, he works on software and instrument development as well as conducts measurements and analyzes the results. He has published over 100 papers with collaborators in academia, industry and government on this work.

Dr. Dave Bond (Diamond Light Source)

Senior scientific computing systems administrator at Diamond Light Source with experience on computer network management/design and QA engineering.

Dr. Edgar Gadbem (Instituto de Pesquisas Eldorado)

Project Manager of several innovative software projects in Virtual Reality, Image Processing, Computer Vision and Software APIs fields. Experience managing software development teams working with agile methods. Master’s degree in Computer Graphics with experience on high performance GPGPU programming experience using CUDA.

Dr. Marin van Heel (LNNano/CNPEM)

Marin van Heel is one of the main developers of the single-particle cryogenic Electron Microscopy (cryo-EM) methodologies in use worldwide today. He is the main developer of IMAGIC-4D software package, and was the recipient of the 2017 Wiley Award in Biomedical Sciences, for “Pioneering Developments in Electron Microscopy”. Marin van Heel is a Senior Researcher at LNNano/CNPEM; Emeritus Professor of Cryo-EM Data Processing at Leiden University; and Emeritus Professor of Structural Biology at Imperial College London. Single-Particle Cryogenic Electron Microscopy (cryo-EM) has gone through a “resolution revolution” making cryo-EM the method-of-choice to elucidate the structure of large biological complexes such as the ribosome, or viruses like the Zika virus.

November 6th

13:30 Reception and Registration
14:00 Welcome and Sirius Introduction Harry Westfahl (LNLS Scientific Director)
14:15 Instrumental Resolution versus Results Resolution in 2D and 3D Imaging Marin van Heel (LNNano)
14:55 Quasar: a worldwide collaboration towards open source, democratic data analysis based on the Orange framework. Ferenc Borondics (SOLEIL)
15:20 Scientific Computing at Diamond Light Source – Challenges and development Dave Bond
16:00 Coffee Break
16:20 The phase problem and future perspectives Eduardo Miqueles (LNLS)
16:50 Image Segmentation and Analysis at LNLS/Sirius: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow Thiago Spina
18:00 Bus departure (Matiz Hotel/Barão Geraldo)

November 7th

08:30 Volumetric data visualization in virtual reality Edgar Gadbem
09:15 Computational Science Research within the APS Brian Toby
10:00 End