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2015 Scheduled X-ray Runs:
October 7 - December 8

Proposal Submission


Research Highlights   Publications

Small Angle Scattering: Structural Biology and Soft Matter (WK.04)

Back by popular demand: MacCHESS' Richard Gillilan is heading up another international training course in Small Angle Scattering (SAS) at the annual meeting of the American Crystallographic Association this summer in Philadelphia.

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Workshop on fast framing detectors and time-resolved x-ray biology

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The second workshop at the 2015 CHESS Users’ Meeting was organized by MacCHESS scientist Tiit Lukk on the topic of “Fast framing detectors and their applications in time-resolved crystallography/BioSAXS.”

Poster Prize winners honored at CHESS Users’ Meeting

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An important part of the annual CHESS Users’ Meeting is the display and discussion surrounding users who present their work via posters.

Bacterial proteins co-opt host cell skeletal elements to spread infection

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Rickettsia bacteria are transmitted by the bites of infected ticks and other arthropods, and cause diseases such as typhus and spotted fever.


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.


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


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

BioSAXS Essentials training course


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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