8th Annual International BioXFEL Conference

The National Science Foundation BioXFEL Science and Technology Center is pleased to announce that it will be hosting its eighth annual international conference virtually  February 2-4, 2021. Our annual External Advisors Meeting will be held Monday, Feb 1, 2021.

The annual International BioXFEL Conference brings together experts in a variety of fields (structural biology, physics, biochemistry, and more) to discuss the most recent advances in structural biology using X-ray Free Electron Lasers (XFELs). The conference features talks by leading scientists in the field, a poster session, as well as networking, and professional development opportunities.


Conference Co-chairs:

Dr. Sabine Botha (Arizona State University) & Dr. Matthias Frank (Lawrence Livermore National Lab)

Education & Diversity Keynote Speaker:

Anastacia Awad (Novartis)

Science Keynote Speaker:

Henry Chapman (CFEL)

Conference Documents

Meeting Agenda and Speaker Abstracts 

Poster List and Abstracts

Poster Session:

A scientific poster session will be held with posters available for viewing all three days online.  You will be assigned a day and time to be online ready to present your poster.  You will not be required to present all three days.  

We will be utilizing the platform Gather for this session.  For basic instructions on its use CLICK HERE.  A link to our specific space will be sent to attendees prior to the event.  You will be able to interact with poster presenters, meet in small private groups, and view posters outside session hours.  A short tutorial will be given on Day 1 of the meeting.

Registration Fees:

Standard:  $100

Students and postdocs:  $50

Registration Scholarships are available to students and postdocs, please apply  here . 

Our Sponsors:


To Be a Sponsor or Exhibitor: 

View our sponsorship opportunities here. 

Please contact Erin Uppington at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 716-898-8610 for more information.


When: From Tuesday, February 2 2021 - 08:00 AM (ET) (UTC -05:00) Eastern Time
To Saturday, February 5 2022 - 5:00 PM (ET) (UTC -05:00) Eastern Time
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Where: Zoom