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Moffat Appointed Senior Advisor For Life Sciences At The APS

The Advanced Photon Source (APS) is the Western Hemisphere’s most powerful source of x-rays for research. It attracts more than 4,000 users from academia, industry, and government laboratories around the world each year for research in all fields of science. In particular, almost half of the user community is in the life sciences area. The appointment of a Senior...

Moffat To Receive ACA Patterson Award

BioCARS Principal Investigator Keith Moffat has been selected as the recipient of the 2011 Patterson Award, given by the American Crystallographic Association. The award, established in 1980 to honor A. Lindo Patterson, recognizes and encourages outstanding research in the structure of matter by diffraction methods, including significant contributions to the...

BioCARS Participates In Annual X-Ray School

On June 16 and 17, 2010, BioCARS conducted two half-day experiments with total of 13 students from the National School on Neutron and X-ray Scattering. Instructors Irina Koshelev and Vukica Srajer demonstrated time-resolved macromolecular crystallography using photoactive yellow protein crystals, as well as Laue data processing using the program Precognition. The...

Staff Member Contributes To Fiber Diffraction Workshop

BioCARS beamline scientist Robert Henning participated in a workshop on fiber diffraction hosted by BioCAT (APS beamline 18-ID). The event included a demonstration of fiber crystallography capabilities at BioCARS beamline 14-BM-C. BioCARS and BioCAT have complementary techniques for this type of study and have made collaborative arrangements under which users may...

Workshop on Time-Resolved Crystallography Concludes Successfully

About the Workshop This workshop will provide hands-on training in designing and conducting time-resolved experiments and in Laue data processing and analysis. New and returning BioCARS users will also learn about the exciting new capabilities at beamline 14-ID. Applicants are invited to bring their own samples. The workshop will feature lectures, data collection on...

BioCARS Open House Celebrates Upgrade

Speakers were James Viccaro, director of the Center for Advanced Radiation Sources, The University of Chicago; Keith Moffat, principal investigator of BioCARS; Murray Gibson, director of the Advanced Photon Source; and Philip Anfinrud from the National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (BioCARS collaborator in the...