Nature article highlights new method for high-resolution structure determination from imperfect crystals

Protein structure determination by X-ray crystallography is often limited by lack of access to high-quality crystals that generate sufficiently detailed diffraction patterns. However, X-ray patterns usually also contain continuous diffraction, which is largely ignored but could in principle provide sufficient information to overcome this limitation.


2016 International Summer School of Crystallography

We are pleased to announce the third International Summer School of Crystallography at the Center for Free-Electron Laser Science at DESY, Hamburg (D). Prof. Carmelo Giacovazzo will lecture on the basics of crystallography, covering mathematical understanding of crystallographic point and space groups, diffraction experiments, structure factor calculations, systematic absences, determination of space groups and many additional topics.


BioXFEL Researcher Rick Kirian receives Fonda-Fasella award

The annual Fonda-Fasella award ceremony was held on December 11, 2015, during the Elettra Users' Meeting "Multicolor FEL pulses and coherent control on the attosecond time scale opening new science perspectives". The Fonda-Fasella prize is awarded to a young researcher who has obtained important results while working at Elettra Sincrotrone Trieste.


Scattering, Symmetry and Structure - An Interview with Dr. Dilano Saldin

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Combining data from new facilities with mathematical methods, Professor Dilano Saldin is in pursuit of a technique to determine the structure of molecules without the need for purification or crystallization


Undergraduate Internships at Rice University


BioXFEL is sponsoring a summer internship program to be held at Rice University. This 10 week internship will be designed to incorporate undergraduate students from the surrounding greater Houston area. Special consideration will be given to students from historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) as well as other underrepresented groups. Students will be given the opportunity to engage in scientific research projects involving crystallography, biochemistry, protein chemistry and other XFEL-related topics.


Another Voice: X-ray laser facility may generate a new ‘Apollo effect’

Buffalo News article features BioXFEL Director Ed Lattman describing the “Apollo effect” caused by BioXFEL and the potential impact on increasing student participation in STEM areas locally.