BioXFEL’s mission is to broaden the scientific community’s exposure to the development of new techniques for observing molecular machines. Utilizing the capabilities of X-ray free electron lasers, we will work to develop the tools and software applications needed to expand this knowledge outward. These applications will be applied to a wide range of scientific inquiry, including the studies of photosynthesis, enzyme function at the atomic level and drug-delivery proteins.
X-ray Free Electron Lasers (XFEL) produce a stream of unimaginably intense X-rays and in unimaginably short pulses, so intense and so rapid that they can capture the fastest biological processes. X-ray Free Electron Lasers offer a unique and exciting opportunity to explore biological mechanisms in areas that were previously thought impossible.
The BioXFEL Center benefits from the research performed at several major universities and laboratories. Here you'll find the descriptions of these projects and the laboratories leading them.
Here you'll find an archive of all publications produced by BioXFEL. Select publications additionally have video summaries presented by the members of the Associated BioXFEL Young Scientists group during our monthly Journal Club series.