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PSDI 2018 "26th Protein Structure Determination in Industry Meeting"

Du 11 au 13 novembre 2018 Versailles

Bienvenue à PSDI 2018

Au nom des organisateurs de PSDI et de son Comité exécutif, nous avons le plaisir de vous accueillir à la 26ème edition de la conference “Protein Structure Determination in Industry”, qui aura lieu à Versailles, en France, du dimanche 11 au mardi 13  novembre 2018.
La conférence aura lieu à l'Hotel Le Louis Versailles Chateau à Versailles. 
Ce rendez-vous incontournable pour la communauté industrielle des biologistes structuraux sera cette année l'occasion de poursuivre l’échange sur les différentes techniques de biologie structurale intégrée.

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La conférence PSDI 2018 est conjointement organisée par le Synchrotron SOLEIL et SANOFI.








Dates importantes

The meeting will take place from  : Sunday 10th to Tuesday 12th November, 2024

The Sunday workshops will take place at the Synchrotron SOLEIL on Sunday 10th November, 2024
Drinks reception will be located at Hotel Novotel Paris centre Tour Eiffel, Sunday 10th November, 2024
The Meeting Dinner will take place on a peniche during a cruise on the seine river in Paris, Monday 11th November, 2024.


Dates limites




Sponsor registration

February 2024

June 2024

Early bird registration

Beginning of May 2024

until 31st August 2024

Abstract submission

Beginning of March 2024

31th August 2024

Late registration

31st August 2024

30th October 2024


PSDI 1 - 1993 - Zeneca, United Kingdom PSDI 17 - 2009 - Roche, Basel, Switzerland
PSDI 2 - 1994 - SmithKline Beecham, United Kingdom PSDI 18 - 2010 - Diamond light Source, Randolph Hotel, UK
PSDI 3 - 1995 - GlaxoWellcome, United Kingdom PSDI 19 - 2011 - AstraZeneca, Mölndal, Sweden
PSDI 4 - 1996 - Pfizer Sandwich, United Kingdom PSDI 20 - 2012 - Sanofi, Chateau de Montvillargenne, France
PSDI 5 - 1997 - Zeneca, United Kingdom PSDI 21 - 2013 - PSI, Expose, Hotel Astoria Lucerne, Switzerland
PSDI 6 - 1998 - Roche Welwyn, United Kingdom PSDI 22 - 2014 - Merck Serono, Hotel Miragem, Cascais, Portugal
PSDI 7 - 1999 - SmithKline Beecham, United Kingdom PSDI 23 - 2015 - Proteros Biostructures, Munich/Tegernsee, Germany
PSDI 8 - 2000 - Aventis, France PSDI 24 – 2016 – Novo Nordisk/MAX IV Laboratory/SARomics Biostructures, Malmo, Sweden
PSDI 9 - 2001 - GlaxoSmithKline, United Kingdom PSDI 25 – 2017 – Astex, Cambridge, United Kingdom
PSDI 10 - 2002 - AstraZeneca, United Kingdom PSDI 26 - 2018 - Sanofi & Soleil, Versailles, France
PSDI 11 - 2003 - Medivir, Sweden PSDI 27 - 2019 - AstraZeneca, Cambridge, United Kingdom
PSDI 12 - 2004 - Pfizer, United Kingdom PSDI 28 - 2020 - online - Merck, EMBL, ESRF
PSDI 13 - 2005 - Astex, United Kingdom PSDI 29 - 2021 - online - Merck, EMBL, ESRF
PSDI 14 - 2006 - Novartis, Le Bischenberg, France PSDI 30 - 2022 - SANOFI, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Eindhoven
PSDI 15 - 2007 - ESRF, France PSDI 31 - 2023 - EMBL-EBI, GSK, Cambridge, United Kingdom
PSDI 16 - 2008 - GlaxoSmithKline, United Kingdom  


The conference will start on Sunday 1pm and finished on Tuesday 4:00pm.

A preliminary programme will follow.

Conference topics

  • Biologics;
  • Biophysical methods and characterization;
  • Computational methods;
  • Cryo-electro microscopy;
  • Cutting-edge technologies;
  • Drug design case studies.

Keynotes speakers confirmed

To be announced

Workshop 1

To be announced


To be announced

Scientific Committee

David Brown, SERVIER (France)

Sojna Kuhn, SERVIER (France)

Tatiana Isabet, Synchrotron SOLEIL (France)

Conference organisers

Tatiana Isabet, Synchrotron SOLEIL (France)

Sonja Kuhn, SERVIER (France)

Nicola Hardaker, HG3 (UK)

Oral communication

Deadline for abstract submission : 30th September 2024


You will be informed about the selection results from the Scientific Committee.


In both cases, you are requested to use the template below (Word or .Rtf file - Any abstract not in compliance with the template will be sent back to the author):

  Download abstract template

The size of the files is limited to 4 Mo.



Registration is closed.

Registration fees

Registration fees include

  • Access to conference from Sunday 10th to Tuesday 12th November
  • Access to the workshops at Synchrotron SOLEIL on Sunday 10th November
  • Lodging fees (two nights from Sunday November, 10th to Tuesday November, 12th at the hotel Novotel Paris centre Tour Eiffel, Paris)
  • Meals
  • Sunday cocktail at the hotel Novotel Paris centre Tour Eiffel, Paris
Type of participant Early bird Late registration
Delegate including Conference dinner 750,00 €
(including V.A.T)
850,00 €
(including V.A.T)
Delegate excluding Conference dinner 720,00 €
(including V.A.T)
820,00 €
(including V.A.T)


Additional nights

Additional night(s) are possiblea and can be booked directly by the hotel.

Hotel contact : Tél: +33140582000 / E-mail:


Social programme

Guided tour of the Place of Versailles on Tuesday November, 13th

Official residence of the Kings of France, the Palace of Versailles and its gardens are among the most famous world heritage monuments and constitute the most complete realization of French art of the 17th century.

The history of the Palace of Versailles starts at the 17th century. It was first a hunting lodge, then a seat of power, and finally, from the 19th century onwards, a museum. Composed of the Palace, the gardens, the Park, the Trianon estate and several buildings in town, today the Estate of Versailles spreads over more than 800 hectares.
During guided tours, a speaker from the Palace invites you into lesser know locations otherwise closed to the visitors.
After the visits, access to the main circuits, the King's state apartments, the Hall of Mirrors, the Ladies'apartments and the exhibitions are available for free.

The price of the visit is 25,00 € (including V.A.T) per person.
Beginning at 3 p.m - duration 1h30 (group of 18-20 persons).

If you are interested in visiting the Versailles Palace, please register for the visit online.

Terms of payment

PLEASE NOTE : Order forms are not accepted - Your registration will be definitive as soon as your payment will be received.

Payment by credit card :
A payment online is possible.
You just have to select this mode of payment when registrating and to follow instructions.
Or, if you are already registered, by clicking on the link.


Payment by bank transfer :
Thank you for transmit your payment by bank transfer to the following account number:
BNP Paris Bas
International Bank Account Number (IBAN) : FR76 3000 4025 5200 0106 0374 407
Code d'identification bancaire (BIC) : BNPAFRPPIFO
Synchrotron SOLEIL

with mentionning your name and the users meeting reference: PSDI 2018 / 69170601 


Payment by cheque:
Would you please write it out to “Synchrotron SOLEIL” and write at the verso the following reference: PSDI 2018 / 69170601

Thank you for sending your cheque at the address, here below, together with the registration confirmation sheet or the e-mail of confirmation:
Synchrotron Soleil
Bureau des Utilisateurs de SOLEIL
L'Orme des Merisiers
Saint Aubin - BP 48
91192 GIF SUR YVETTE Cedex






Exhibitors confirmed :



The commercial exhibition is a traditional and essential part of the Protein Structure Determination in Industry (PSDI) meetings and will be located in the hotel during the 2024 conference. Tea and coffee breaks will be taken exclusively in the Exhibition areas.
The commercial exhibition will run for the duration of the meeting, from the evening of Sunday 10th November 2024 at 7pm until the close of the meeting at 4pm on Tuesday 12th November.

Exhibition Space

Exhibition spaces are located in one room of 580m2.
The exhibition spaces provided are approximately 2,5m x 2m and will include a table 180 x 45cm, 2 chairs and a power socket. If you have any specific requirements outside of these criteria (for example poster board) please contact the organizers.
We have made a preliminary schedule for XX booths (please see plan and pictures below).
The floor plan will be established by the organizers: we will make every effort to respect requests for booths in specific locations, but this will not always be possible.
Early reservation is recommended. Please fill out the “Exhibition Registration Form”  available at the bottom of the page (see downloads) and send it to or

We recommend that all exhibitors take out relevant insurance cover for any equipment.










Sponsoring packages

    Excluding VAT Inclunding VAT
Package #1

Gold Sponsorship Package

Package includes:

  • Stand with a table 180 x 45cm, 2 chairs and a power socket
  • 10 minute vendor talk during the programme
  • Logo displayed prominently at conference and on website
  • 2 x full registrations including lunch, refreshments and evening receptions (excluding accommodation and conference dinner)
  • Company contact details and full page advert in the conference handbook
  • 1 x conference handbook
  • 1 x delegate list
5200 € 6500 €
Package #2

Exhibition Space - Standard

Package includes:

  • Stand with a table 180 x 45cm, 2 chairs and a power socket
  • 2 x full registrations including lunch, refreshments and evening receptions (excluding accomodation and the conference dinner)
  • Company contact details and logo in the conference handbook
  • 1 x conference handbook
  • 1 x delegate list
2400 € 3000 €
Package #3

Sponsorship of the Conference Dinner

The sponsoring company can enjoy their company logo and acknowledged as sponsor of the Conference Dinner in the programme, on the conference website. The sponsoring company can take along display banners which can be displayed around the venue.

2800 € 3500 €
Package #4

Sponsorship of Sunday Welcome Cocktail

1400 € 1750 €
Package #5

Sponsorship of Delegate Badges

This is an opportunity to make sure your company logo will appear alongside the PSDI Conference logo on all the delegate badges. Your company logo and website link will also be displayed on the conference website.

1200 €  1500 €
Package #6

Advertising : space in PSDI electronic abstract book (full A4 color page)

720 € 900 €
Package #7

Sponsorship of a Workshop

This is an opportunity to sponsor one of the 2 hour workshops taking place in the Rosalind Franklin Pavilion on the Sunday afternoon. The sponsor can provide banners for display during the workshop and will have their sponsorship noted in the program.

480 € 600 €


Delivery of Equipment and Access to Hotel Novotel Paris centre Tour Eiffel

Deliveries can be made prior to the meeting and should be addressed to the contact person

Please do not forget to mention the sender name/company and mark any deliveries with “PSDI2024”.
  • Exhibition area will be available for set up from 17:00 on Sunday 10th November

Please note that the deadline for removal of exhibition equipment is 14:00 on Tuesday 12th November.
Exhibitors failing to comply will be responsible for any financial penalties incurred.
Any additional storage space for equipment prior to collection must be arranged in advance with the hotel’s contact person :

Exhibitors' Forum

Exhibitors will have the opportunity to give short presentations to delegates during a dedicated session.
The number of slots is likely to be limited to a maximum of 10, and presentations will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Timing will be strictly enforced (10 minutes).
Each presenter will be permitted to submit an abstract for his presentation to be placed in the abstract book (approximately 300 words).
It is the vendor’s responsibility to ensure that these are submitted to the event organizers within the deadline for publication (deadline to be supplied).


We will acknowledge all exhibitor sponsorship through a color page in the abstract book listing all exhibitors’ logos (high resolution JPEG or EPS logo to be supplied to the event organizers).
These will also be placed on the conference web site on the front page.

Appropriate acknowledgement will be made for each item sponsored.


Sponsors will have the opportunity, this year, to host a half-day workshop on Sunday afternoon 11th of November.

All spaces are reserved.

Novotel Paris Centre Tour Eiffel

The venue is located in the city center of Paris near the Eiffel tower.

Novotel Paris Centre Tour Eiffel building Main entrance
Typical rooms    Breakfast area


Exhibition hall



Novotel Paris centre Tour Eiffel ☆☆☆☆

Hotel Le Louis Versailles
61 quai de Grenelle

75015 Paris

Tél. +33140582000


The Louis Versailles Chateau - MGallery by Sofitel is a 4-star establishment of the Sofitel chain, completely renovated in 2017. It is ideally located to get to the residence of the Sun King, with only 500 meters separate the Palace of Versailles from the hotel (5 minutes by foot).
We find then rooms in a purely Versailles style and high-end services. 
The property is a 2-minutes walk from Versailles-Château-Rive-Gauche RER Station, providing direct access to central Paris, the Eiffel Tower and Avenue Champs Elysées.

ACCOMMODATION - Hotel Le Louis Versailles

Venue information

The meeting will take place Sunday 10th to Tuesday 12th November, 2024, at Novotel Paris centre Tour Eiffel.

The Novotel Paris centre Tour Eiffel is a 4 * hôtel in the heart of Paris and provides easy access to the city. It is a short walk from the mall named "Baugrenelle" (with every types of shops, clothes, cathering, presents...), and a lot of restaurants and bars.
The hotel is an ideal base for exploring the city.

By car

  • The address is 61 quai de Grenelle, 75015 Paris, France. The hotel has a covered car park with 82 spaces, please contact the hotel if you need to park your car (+33 1 40 58 20 00).

By taxi - Airport to Paris

Novotel Paris centre Tour Eiffel is located  :

  • From Paris - Orly airport, 19,3 km (around 30mins)
  • From Paris - Roissy Charles de Gaulle, 35km (around 40mins)

The price of a journey by taxi is:

  • Between 35€ and 52€ from / to Orly airport, depending on traffic.
  • Between 40€ and 70€ from / to Roissy Charles de Gaulle airport, depending on the traffic.

Paris Airport website


By public transport

Novotel Paris centre Tour Eiffel is in the city center of Paris.

  • From Orly airport : OrlyVal to Antony then RERB to Denfert Rochereau and then Métro 6 to Bir-Hakeim (Grenelle), Finally 10mins walk (total 1hour).
  • From CDG airport : RERB to Denfert Rochereau and then Métro 6 to Bir-Hakeim (Grenelle), Finally 10mins walk (total 1h10min).
  • From Paris Gare du Nord : RERB to Denfert Rochereau and then Métro 6 to Bir-Hakeim (Grenelle), Finally 10mins walk (total 30min).

Timetables: TransilienMétro



If you have any enquiries regarding the PSDI 2018 Meeting, please contact