The annual ESRF User Meeting will take place in early February 2020 - at that time the ESRF-EBS, the world's first high energy 4th generation source and the most brilliant in history, should be entering the third month of its existence and a third month of intense electron beam commissioning. The much-awaited EBS X-ray beams, up to 100 times more brilliant and coherent than their predecessors, are expected past the front ends and onto the beamlines less than a month later in March 2020. The user community will be gearing up to prepare new proposals to exploit the outstanding scientific opportunities, with the proposal submission deadline only a few weeks away. The ESRF User Meeting will be the ideal opportunity to hear the latest news and to discuss and prepare new ideas and proposals.



Monday 3 February 2020


Around a dozen tutorials on a range of different scientific topics will be organised and offered to users on the first day of the event.

The tutorials will be on theoretical and practical topics of direct interest to ESRF users.

Tuesday 4 February 2020


Wednesday 5 February 2020



  • UDM1.  "In situ and operando X-ray absorption spectroscopy for the study of catalysts and functional materials"
    UOC Organiser Michela Brunelli
    ESRF Organisers Kirill Lomachenko
    Dipanjan Banerjee
    Wouter van Beek
    Pieter Glatzel
  • UDM2.  "Nanomaterials life cycle: from nanoengineering to public health"
    UOC Organiser Beatrice Ruta
    ESRF Organisers Hiram Castillo
    Sylvain Bohic
    Ana Pradas del Real
    Giulia Veronesi
  • UDM3.  "Multi-crystal and serial data collection in structural biology"
    UOC Organiser Marina Mapelli
    ESRF Organisers Max Nanao
    Daniele de Sanctis

Save the date in your diaries now!

Further information on the programme, registration procedure, abstract and poster submission will be provided in October.



10 November 2019 Deadline for Young Scientist Award nominations
24 November 2019 Deadline for User-Dedicated Microsymposia abstract submission
19 January 2020 Deadline for registration (no late registration accepted)
19 January 2020 Deadline for poster submission for prize and booklet


Meeting Secretariat

ESRF User Office
CS 40220
71 avenue des Martyrs
F -38043 Grenoble Cedex 9