The National Institutes of Health
(NIH), through its National Institute of General Medical Sciences
funds MacCHESS for two purposes: core research as motivated by the important
biomedical problems and support to all structural biologists making use of
the CHESS facility for crystallographic and small-angle X-ray scattering
experiments, as well as for novel experiments requiring special equipment
and staff assistance not readily available at other synchrotron
sources. Macromolecular Diffraction at the Cornell High Energy Synchrotron
Source (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. MacCHESS has a strong commitment to
training future leaders, who will be able to translate advances in
synchrotron science and structural biology into valuable biomedical
applications. Guidance in determining MacCHESS's major emphases is
provided by the MacCHESS Advisory Committee.
Scheduled X-ray Runs:
April 30 – June 24, 2014
October 8 - November 25, 2014
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 refers to the ability to obtain useful structures from small (<30 μm) crystals...
Small-Angle X-Ray Solution Scattering (SAXS) at MacCHESS. Protein envelope reconstruction...
Automounters are intended to help maximize throughput at synchrotron beam lines where heavy shielding and safety interlocks slow manual access to the experiment...
Having constructed and tested the necessary equipment at CHESS, pressure-cryocooling is available to the user community on an experimental basis
Brief summary for successful protein crystallography data collection at MacCHESS
Post-doctoral Associate - Applications of pressure to structural biology