Our second User Forum was on March 4, in which we discussed the purchase of a pixel-array detector for beamline 5.0.2. The exciting news since then is that we will be able to purchase a Pilatus 6M for the beamline. Expected delivery is in September of this year.
The third User Forum was on April 2, in which we discussed the diode-beamstop device which the BCSB is developing (allows measurement of flux during data collection), as well as the MiniKappa interlocks on beamline 5.0.2, which will now allow a full 360 rotation of omega (sometimes called Phi) with a maximum kappa angle of 55 degrees.
The BCSB had its first User Forum meeting on Feb 5. We discussed the possibilities for the new b3 software interface, showed some screenshots of new the new interface, and gathered information from our users on what they wanted in the “new b3”. It was a very productive discussion! The…
The BCSB is planning on starting a monthly User Forum to solicit feedback from users on the current and future use of the beamlines. We’d love to hear from you about the direction that the BCSB should be taking in terms of beamline upgrades, features, and general operations. If you are interested in participating in the forum, please contact Corie Ralston.
Position opening: Postdoctoral Associate in Crystallography
Institution: Western University of Health Sciences, Graduate College of Biomedical Sciences
Location: Pomona, CA
Start Date: Dec 1, 2014
Contact: Manal A. Swairjo, Ph.D. firstname.lastname@example.org
The Ebola virus contains only 8 proteins, and yet it is versatile and deadly. How does it do so much with so little? Some of the crystal structures solved by Dr. Saphire‘s group at the BCSB beamlines shed light on how one of the Ebola proteins fits together in several different ways…
The BCSB teamed up with other crystallographers at the ALS to run a booth promoting the ALS beamlines. Marc and Diane gave remote demos of the beamlines at the booth, showing how easy it was to connect to and run the BCSB beamlines remotely, even over a wireless connection at a large conference. And Diane presented a poster on the diode beamstop she has designed and built, garnering lots of interest in the device!