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.
"Demonstrating a concerted effort to enhance the diversity and inclusion of our Center is an essential aspect of NSF support. The Center administration is working hard to be as inclusive as possible, but they need the cooperation of all members and collaborators in order to be successful. Below we have listed some examples of individual diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts. We hope that this will provide you with some concrete examples of actions you can take and act as a framework for developing your own inclusive environments. This is certainly not a complete list of potential actions, but we hope you will find this useful when considering this difficult but important endeavour."
-Bill Bauer Education and Diversity Director
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.
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 Jove.com. 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.
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
- External Funding & Resources
- Pandemic Resources
- COVID-19 Pandemic Response Initiatives
- Sample Preparation Guidelines
- Grant Writing Workshop
- Structural Biology with X-rays: Data Collection and Analysis at the SSRL Synchrotron
- ACA 2019 Talk
- Participant Outcomes
- BioXFEL Scholar Participation Tracker