Welcome back onsite! The continuous increase in onsite user access to the ESRF in 2022 has been a relief, and the possibility to travel once more to Grenoble has strengthened the relationships between the ESRF staff and its international user community. Additionally, the development of remote access tools has been a game changer in the way scientists elaborate  their experimental approach. This change of paradigm, mixing onsite and remote users, enhances the potential of the ESRF’s Extremely Brilliant Source (EBS) applications.

The User Meeting organisers are delighted to welcome users back onsite for the next edition, to be held in Grenoble from 6 to 8 February 2023. Of course, the onsite organisation of this meeting will once again depend on the evolution of the global health situation. Given the popularity of the two past online meetings with participation from students from all over the world, it has been decided to organise the plenary of the User Meeting in a hybrid mode.  We therefore expect to combine the usual discussions around posters and the direct interactions with ESRF scientists and users with a greater global reach enabling the promotion of the EBS’s high impact forefront applications.

As usual, the program of the 2023 User Meeting will propose tutorials (6th of February), a plenary session with broad impact keynotes and the director’s science and facility report (7th of February), as well as three User Dedicated Microsymposia on scientifically targeted topics (8th of February).

Hope to see you back at the ESRF!




Monday 6 February 2023


10 tutorials of direct interest to ESRF users will cover a wide variety of topics ranging from the fundamental principles of techniques, through beamline control tools, to optimisation of data measurements and the best exploitation of these data as well as a science communication tutorial.

Tuesday 7 February 2023

Plenary Session

Keynote Speakers Four Keynote Speakers
  • Prof. Kristina Djinović-Carugo - Head of EMBL Grenoble, France
  • Dr. Paul Loubeyre - CEA, DIF, Université Paris-Saclay, Gif-sur-Yvette, France
  • Dr. Sandrine Lyonnard - CEA, Laboratoire SyMMES, Grenoble, France
  • Dr. Kirsi O. Lorentz - The Cyprus Institute, Nicosia, Cyprus
Young Scientist Award Young Scientist Award - Call closed
Director's science and facility report Directors' science and facility report
Poster Session Poster session: clips and prizes
Commercial Exhibition Commercial exhibition of synchrotron-related equipment
Banquet Welcome and Awards banquet

Wednesday 8 February 2023

3 User-Dedicated Microsymposia

UDM1. Environmental sciences: challenges and opportunities under a new era of synchrotron light

Organising Committee Beatrice Ruta (UOC)
Adriana Miele (UOC)
Hiram Castillo Michel (ESRF)
Jean-Louis Hazemann (ESRF)
Blanche Collin
Alejandro Fernandez-Martinez
Clément Levard
Emmanuelle Montarges-Pelletier
Géraldine Sarret


UDM2. Tomography at BM18

Organising Committee Barbara Fayard (UOC)
Guillermo Requena (UOC)
Vincent Fernandez (ESRF)
Paul Tafforeau (ESRF)
Camille Berruyer
Joseph Brunet
Peter Lee


UDM3. Operando science of functional energy conversion, storage materials and devices

Organising Committee Karsten Küpper (UOC)
Alberto Martinelli (UOC)
Jakub Drnec (ESRF)
Marta Mirolo (ESRF)
Raphael Chattot
Quentin Jacquet

Save the dates in your diaries now!



8 November 2022 Deadline for Young Scientist Award nominations
4 December 2022 Deadline for User-Dedicated Microsymposia abstract submission
16 January 2023 Registration deadline to be featured in the conference booklet (as participant or poster)

Deadline for on-site registration
29 January 2023 Deadline for poster submission to Best Poster Prize contest