Event info
Date:25 Nov
Time:12:00 - 13:00
Contact person
Nicole Mastrell

Nicole Mastrell

Event Manager & PA to CEO


+45 6141 8634

The HALOS webinar series – SAXS in the fight against viral pandemics

The HALOS webinar series will offer an online forum for industry and academia to discuss and learn about synchrotron and neutron applications in life science and innovation.

The global COVID-19 pandemic stresses the necessity to accelerate the different stages of drug development, reduce drug candidate attrition rates and establish solid testing protocols to ensure that only safe and stable formulations enter the market. Small and Wide Angle X-ray Scattering (SAXS and WAXS) can help tackle several of these challenges by offering a fast and robust protocol to analyze the structure, morphology and interactions in the involved systems.

In this talk we show how SAXS and WAXS facilitate research, development and quality control at the various stages of drug and vaccine development. Starting with the role SAXS can play for drug and vaccine target discovery, followed by the SAXS analysis of viruses. We highlight how high-throughput screening accelerates preclinical development and finally, how SAXS can function as a fingerprint technique for troubleshooting, manufacturing monitoring and quality control.

Date: November 25, 2020
Time: 12 pm
Venue: Online

Registration: Please send an e-mail to anna.hellgren@med.lu.se to register for the online seminar.


Dr. Isja de Feijter