Macromolecular crystallography at MAX IV

  • Date: –11:00
  • Location:
  • Lecturer: Ana Gonzales
  • Contact person: Olle Björneholm
  • Seminarium

The Center for Photon Science at Uppsala University invites you a seminar series over zoom on some of the scientific opportunities at MAX IV presented by beamline scientists.

BioMAX is the first operational MX beamline at the MAX IV facility. The design goal was to create a stable and reliable multipurpose beamline. The beam can be focused down to 20 x 5 μm2 at the sample position with high photon flux and a wide energy range. Typical data collection times are of about 1 minute per dataset. The beamline is highly automated; samples can be mounted with a sample exchanger, and data are processed automatically after they are collected. A large fraction of the experiments can be done fully remotely.

BioMAX can be used to carry out conventional experiments from a wide range of crystal samples varying in sizes from tenths of millimeters to microns and comprising from small organic compounds to large membrane proteins.  it also supports data collection at room temperature, serial crystallography and a fragment-based drug discovery facility (FRAGMAX).

A second macromolecular crystallography beamline, MicroMAX, is currently in construction. MicroMAX will have a micron-sized focused beam and an option to use "pink beam" for an extremely high flux at the sample, which opens the possibility of carrying out time resolved serial crystallography experiments.

Last modified: 2021-02-14