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CHESS Scheduled X-ray Runs:
2016: October 26 - December 13
2017: January 25 - March 7

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Humanity helper: CHESS-made device rode into space

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The In-Situ-1 crystallization plate, developed by Mi-Te-Gen and its founder, Robert Thorne, is shown along with a patch from the SpaceX CRS-8 mission in April, on which the plate flew for experiments by drugmaker Eli Lilly.

Long-range electron transfer in the cytochrome c peroxidase and cytochrome c complex requires stringent conditions

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Mitochondrial cytochrome c peroxidase (CcP) binds to cytochrome c (Cc) to break down hydrogen peroxide to water. This reaction is a series of steps that involves heme-oxygen chemistry and long-range electron transfer (ET)

Workshop #2 recap: Biomolecules in Motion

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This “biomolecules” workshop was held on June 8th. This workshop focuses on motion of biomolecules (proteins, nucleic acids, complexes) which occurs as they perform their functions. “Motion” includes conformational changes, ranging from large domain “hinging” motions to relatively small loop motions (e.g. to allow and deny access to an active site); oligomerization changes; interaction with partner molecules.

BioSAXS Essentials 6 workshop bigger, better than ever

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MacCHESS held its sixth highly successfully BioSAXS Essentials workshop on May, 2016. Thirty students from fourteen different institutions (including ones as far away as UC Irvine and the University of Puerto Rico) attended the workshop in person, and fifteen students from eleven institutions and companies attended the course remotely via WebEx and YouTube Live. Five different expert instructors gave students a day and a half of lectures and hands-on tutorials in SAXS fundamentals, data collection, and data processing.

MacCHESS User Info

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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