X-ray free electron lasers (XFELs) present unique capabilities to revolutionize structural biology and its ability to probe the biological world. As the NASA Apollo era captured a generation's interest in outer space, these unique capabilities have the potential to capture the imagination of students, teachers, and potential scientists interested in inner space; we will foster this effect through our education and diversity programs. The BioXFEL Center is committed to building a culturally and academically diverse, inclusive community of scholars. We aim to make STEM studies exciting and accessible for all students, postdoctoral fellows, faculty and staff.

The BioXFEL Science and Technology Center encompasses wide areas of scientific and technical expertise. We strive to reflect our communities and make opportunities available by embracing diversity in people as well as ideas. We aim to ensure the broadest representation of expertise and opportunity for education driving our science and building the scientific community for the future.

BioXFEL Crystallization Workshop 2021

BioXFEL will be sponsoring a remote Crystallization Workshop Friday, April 2nd, 2021.

The workshop will feature both introductory and specialized topics dealing with the crystallization of biological macromolecules and will cover techniques commonly employed in modern structural biology. The workshop will include mix of lectures and virtual demonstrations delivered by BioXFEL staff and Scholars.

Please click on the link below to register. You will and receive a Zoom meeting access code two days before the event.


BioXFEL JoVE Playlist

The University at Buffalo has sponsored a JoVE playlist for BioXFEL Scholars, trainees and emerging scientists. This curated list of videos contains education and research topics that are essential to the Center. If you already have a Jove account, you can access our playlist directly through Select videos from our playlist are embedded below.

Please review this collection of videos on Basic Laboratory Safety before beginning to work in the lab. These videos are not meant to substitute for any official training required by your University, but may help you become more familiar with common practices before starting your research experience.


Registration Scholarship

2021 Conference Registration Scholarship

The Annual International BioXFEL conference will be held virtually in 2021. To encourage participation among all of our groups, particularly our young scientists, we have created a registration scholarship. This award will waive all fees associated with both the conference and associated workshop series.



Lab Management Workshop Series

BioXFEL is sponsoring a workshop series that will cover a core set of interpersonal and collaborative skills that scientists need to do their current jobs as well as skills they will need when they move on to other positions in academia or the private sector. The first workshop (“Difficult conversations in the research workplace: Fundamentals of negotiation) will be given on Sunday, January 31st 2021, from 10:00 AM-3:00PM EST and the second (Best foot forward, Part 1: Interviewing skills) on Monday February 1st 2021, from 10:00AM-2:30 PM EST.