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Scheduled X-ray Runs:
February 4 - March 31, 2015
May 27 - July 14, 2015
Proposal Submission



 

Research Highlights

Fine details of transcribing DNA to RNA

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RNA polymerase (RNAP) assembles an RNA strand corresponding to the DNA sequence of a gene, in a precisely choreographed series of molecular motions.


Users show off innovative work at BioSAXS Essentials V workshop

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The Macromolecular Diffraction Facility at the Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source (MacCHESS) held its fifth annual BioSAXS Essentials workshop on October 30 to November 1, 2014.


Crystallography at A1: new detector for a new beam

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Within the past decade it was discovered that many cells have an adaptive immune system to fight off foreign RNA or DNA which may have been inserted by a viral, plasmid or transposon attack.


CRISPR-Associated Complex for Antiviral Defense

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Within the past decade it was discovered that many cells have an adaptive immune system to fight off foreign RNA or DNA which may have been inserted by a viral, plasmid or transposon attack.



 

About MacCHESS

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MacCHESS provides a facility for developing new technology and for advancing the research goals of structural biologists as well as the broader biological research community.

Microcrystallography

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Microcrystallography refers to the ability to obtain useful structures from small (<30 μm) crystals...

BioSAXS

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Small-Angle X-Ray Solution Scattering (SAXS) at MacCHESS. Protein envelope reconstruction...

BioSAXS Essentials training course

Automation

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Automounters are intended to help maximize throughput at synchrotron beam lines where heavy shielding and safety interlocks slow manual access to the experiment...

High Pressure cooling

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Having constructed and tested the necessary equipment at CHESS, pressure-cryocooling is available to the user community on an experimental basis