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Course "PLATON: Expert tool for crystallographers"

This one-day course (18-Apr-2012) is intended for crystallographers who use PLATON for solving, refining and publishing crystal structures.

The course consists of presentations and practical tutorials.

A separate course about the interpretation of crystal structure determinations is given on the two days before (16 and 17-Apr-2012). Further information can be found here.



During the course there will be practical exercises of the use of PLATON

In order to perform the tutorials, the participants are advised to bring in their own laptops. The necessary software and the exercises will be distributed on CDROMs. Note: SYSTEM-S is only available for Linux (and other unix platforms).

Location and Date

David de Wied Building, room 0.36, Universiteitsweg 99, 3584 CG Utrecht

Date: Wednesday 18-Apr-2012, 9.00h - 16.00h.


For the academic community: 50 euro (including lunch and handouts). This fee should be paid on the day of the course.

For participants from industry the fee is 300 euro.

Number of Participants

The course will be held, if a minimum of 6 participants register before 31-Mar-2012. The maximum number of participants is 16.

Course material

Notes, consisting of a summary of the discussed topics, literature references and exercises will be handed out during the course.

How to get there

Further information

Further information and registration forms are available from:

Martin Lutz
Bijvoet Center for Biomolecular Research
Crystal and Structural Chemistry
Utrecht University
Padualaan 8
3584 CH Utrecht
Tel. 030-2533902
Fax 030-2533940
e-mail: m.lutz@uu.nl

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