Dr. Dominik Oberthür

Center for Free-Electron Laser Science CFEL,
Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY,

HT2: Data Collection

L5 (Lecture): Data Processing for Serial Crystallography, Automation, and Further Outlook

Serial crystallography, powered by X-ray Free Electron Lasers (XFELs) and synchrotrons, has revolutionized the study of biomolecular structures. The data deluge generated by these advanced techniques necessitates efficient and automated data processing pipelines. In this lecture, we will delve into the intricate process of handling large volumes of data produced in serial crystallography. We will explore cutting-edge methods and technologies that automate data processing, reducing human intervention and enhancing the speed and accuracy of structural determination. The discussion will extend to emerging trends and future prospects in data processing for serial crystallography. Additionally, we will highlight the role of automation in expediting the transition from data collection to structural insights, enabling faster decision-making and a more comprehensive understanding of biological macromolecules.