Biology with X-ray Free Electron Lasers (BioXFEL) is a Science and Technology Center established by the National Science Foundation in 2013. Composed of eight U.S. research universities and aimed at addressing the fundamental questions in biology at the molecular level. Using a pulsed hard X-ray laser, our researchers can capture biological molecules in atomic detail, view their functional motions by taking brief snapshots, and observe interactions in their native environment. This opens up a new world to biology, to science, and to human health.
X-ray lasers provide snapshots of unprecedented clarity depicting the building blocks of life. The motions and arrangements of these blocks underlie all biological function.
The BioXFEL Center benefits from the research performed at several major universities and laboratories. Here you'll find the descriptions of the laboratories affiliated with the Center.
Our expert team of external advisors routinely assesses the progress BioXFEL is making towards our mission and goals and advises the BioXFEL leadership with suggestions for ensuring our success. Meet our advisors below.