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Back at the ACA in Cincinnati 2019

On July 26, 2019, Posted by , In Conferences, With Comments Off on Back at the ACA in Cincinnati 2019

Once again, we teamed up with our ALS colleagues to put together a booth at the American Crystallographic Association. Stacey did a terrific job organizing the booth and getting all the supplies shipped out. Stacey, Kevin, Daniil, Marc, Jane and Jay all spent lots of time at the booth talking with current and prospective users. We even got to hang out with Christine Beavers, who used to work at the ALS and is now at the Diamond Light Source. But she is a friend and an honorary ALS scientist so we were glad to have her at the booth!

 

And check out the jelly bean contest winners below!

 

 

 

 

Welcome to Daniil!

On April 28, 2019, Posted by , In Operations, With Comments Off on Welcome to Daniil!

We are very pleased to now have Daniil Prigozhin in the BCSB. He comes to us with a strong background in crystallography, both growing crystals and solving structures. He completed his PhD work with Dr. Tom Alber at UC Berkeley in 2014, then did a post-doc with Dr. Yorgo Modis…

BCSB Bowlers

On January 19, 2019, Posted by , In Social, With Comments Off on BCSB Bowlers

As it turns out, Anthony, Marc and Stacey are professionals, with their own shoes and all!

Biosciences Workshop Planned for Feb 13

On December 21, 2018, Posted by , In Operations, With Comments Off on Biosciences Workshop Planned for Feb 13

The Advanced Light Source is planning a major upgrade, which will result in brighter, more coherent beams. The upgrade will occur in 4-5 years, and so now is the time for the biosciences community to define our vision of synchrotron capabilites for biosciences (scattering, diffraction, tomography and IR methods) in…

Beamline 8.2.1 just deposited its 1000th structure

On December 5, 2018, Posted by , In Operations, With Comments Off on Beamline 8.2.1 just deposited its 1000th structure

Congrats, beamline 8.2.1!

ACA booth adventures

On July 24, 2018, Posted by , In Conferences, With Comments Off on ACA booth adventures

Warriors fans (except Scott), LBNL fans, and the final takedown photos:

BCSB sets up a booth at the ACA

On July 20, 2018, Posted by , In Conferences, With Comments Off on BCSB sets up a booth at the ACA

Nearly lost Simon to the poster, but the booth got made!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BCSB goes to the ACA

On July 20, 2018, Posted by , In Conferences, With Comments Off on BCSB goes to the ACA

My group is heading off to the ACA (American Crystallographic Association) to help represent the ALS beamlines. Wait a minute, that doesn’t look like the ALS booth in the background there…

A rare occurence–

On July 19, 2018, Posted by , In Operations, With Comments Off on A rare occurence–

Simon in a tie! Must be review time for the ALS-U…

Shutdown work in progress

On July 18, 2018, Posted by , In Operations, With Comments Off on Shutdown work in progress

ALS is down for the month of July and the first week or so of August. We are taking the opportunity to do a bunch of preventative maintenance on our beamlines. Some of the items include: – cleaning the Be window on 502 (may help to decrease scatter in images)…