2021 Panofsky Fellowship Call for Applications

2021 Panofsky Fellowship at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (SLAC) Call for Applications – Deadline for submission is November 2, 2020



BioXFEL engaged in the COVID-19 battle

Virus graphic from CDC

BioXFEL has built a capable team for XFEL analysis of the key components of SARS-CoV-2, the virus behind the COVID-19 pandemic.


BioXFEL researchers make major advances in determination of gestational age

An international group of researchers led by data scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee have applied a machine learning technique they developed to substantially reduce the uncertainty in gestational age estimation.


XFEL Pulses Demonstrate How Plants Perceive Light

A team of scientists from Sweden, Finland, Japan and the United States led by University of Gothenburg researcher Sebastian Westenhoff and BioXFEL member Marius Schmidt from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee have shown, for the first time with time-resolved X-ray structures, how photoreceptors in plants respond to light.


BioXFEL Scientist, Dilano Saldin, passes away

BioXFEL scientist Dilano Saldin, Distinguished Professor of Physics of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Fellow of the American Physical Society, passed away on March 9, 2020 after a long illness. He will be greatly missed by his family, friends, and the scientific community.  Below is his obituary.


XFEL structure of melatonin receptor aids discovery of potential sleep disorder drugs

A recent study published in Nature involving a multi-institutional collaboration with BioXFEL researchers has produced novel drug candidates that may help with various sleep disorders. The drugs were designed based on the structure of a melatonin receptor which was published last year by BioXFEL researchers.