BioCARS Zoom Seminar Series

We started BioCARS Zoom Seminar Series in August of 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic. We felt that during that time when most of our users could not travel to BioCARS, it was essential to continue communications and scientific discussions. The goal was to share developments at our facility and our user science. We included topics related to BioCARS experiments and results, both in time-resolved crystallography and X-ray solution scattering. But also, more broadly, we also welcomed any general topics of interest to time-resolved X-ray science communities. As this Seminar Series proved to be important and popular, we plan to continue it. Please let us know if you are interested to present your work. Also, please forward this information to your colleagues who might be interested. We provide the list of past seminar presentations on this web page.

Recorded presentations, when available, can be found on BioCARS YouTube channel.  Be sure to subscribe to get updates when new videos are added!


Irinia Kosheleva

A New Approach to Mix-and-Inject Serial Synchrotron Crystallography Resolves the Function of DJ-1

June 22nd, 2023

Kara Zielinski

School of Applied and Engineering Physics at Cornell University, USA

Time-resolved X-ray science at the ID09 beamline after the ESRF-EBS upgrade

March 9th, 2023

Matteo Levantino

Department of Physics, University of Palermo &European Synchrotron Radiation Facility, Grenoble, France

Deciphering structural dynamics in protein folding and photoinduced signaling process

January 10th, 2023

Tae Wu Kim

Mokpo National University, South Korea

Electric-Field Stimulated Ion Conduction in a Potassium Channel

September 29, 2022

Boram Lee

Merck Research Laboratory

Sheath Co-Flow Cell for Sample Minimization in Time-Resolved Solution Scattering

August 25, 2022

Irina Kosheleva

BioCARS, The University of Chicago, Biological Sciences Division, USA.

Fixed-target Pink Beam Serial Crystallography for Studying Protein Dynamics

May 12, 2022

Sebastian Guenther

FS-BMX, Center for Free-Electron Laser Science, Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron, Hamburg, Germany.

Time-resolved fixed target serial synchrotron crystallography

February 3, 2022

Pedram Mehrabi

Max Plank Institute for the Structure and Dynamics Matter and University of Hamburg, Germany.

Ultrafast Structural Dynamics of Homodimeric Hemoglobin Revealed by Femtosecond Time-Resolved X-Ray Solution Scattering

November 11, 2021

Yunbeom Lee

Department of Chemistry, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Center for Nanomaterials and Chemical Reactions, Institute for Basic Science


Next-Generation BioCARS Beamline Control Software: Methods-Based Data Acquisition via a Player-Piano Concept

August 12, 2021

Friedrich Schotte

Laboratory of Chemical Physics, NIDDK, National Institute of Health, USA.

Pink Beam Serial Crystallography Revealed Enzymatic States of L1 Metallo-β-Lactamase During Moxalactam Hydrolysis

June 17, 2021

Mateusz Wilamowski

Department of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Biotechnology, Jagiellonian University, Poland

Time-resolved serial crystallography experiments with the ALEX nylon mesh holder

March 4, 2021

Darren Sherrell

Structural Biology Center, Advanced Photon Source

Observing Fundamental Reaction Events with Ultrafast X-Ray Scattering

February 5, 2021

Matthijs Panman

Department of Chemistry & Molecular Biology, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

Variational Bayesian Merging for Crystallography

November 5, 2020

Kevin Dalton

Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Harvard University

In Situ Serial Crystallography at Room Temperature

October 8, 2020

Zhong Ren

Department of Chemistry, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL

Ren et al. (2018) Crystal-on-crystal chips for in situ serial diffraction at room temperature. Lab Chip 18:2246 doi:10.1039/C8LC00489G
Ren et al. (2020) An automated platform for in situ serial crystallography at room temperature IUCrJ 7 online doi:10.1107/S2052252520011288

Using time-resolved X-Ray scattering signal to drive structural change in molecular dynamics simulations

August 20, 2020, 10am CDT (Chicago time)

Darren Hsu

Department of Chemistry, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL