Automatic sample changer and optic upgrade at the X-ray Diffraction and Bio-SAXS core facility at CEITEC MU
Since June 3rd the automatic sample changer for BioSAXS is available to the core facility users. Together with Xray optics upgrade (OptiSAXS, Rigaku) which allows to shorten the acquisitions times to ~15 min is the automatic sample changer big jump towards high-throughput SAXS measurements for biological samples. Temperature controlled sample storage area could be filled by samples in 96-well plate or in 8-well low profile PCR strips, what allows the users to benefit from extended number of examined samples by screen multiple samples, individual HPLC fractions or varying buffer conditions.
Instruct-ERIC workshop on Computational Approaches in Integration of Structural Biology Techniques
On October 8 – 10, the Institute of Biotechnology of the Czech Academy of Sciences organised an Instruct – ERIC workshop on Computational Approaches in Integration of Structural Biology Techniques.
The 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
Is awarded to John Goodenough, M. Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino “for the development of lithium-ion batteries”.
The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2019
is awarded jointly to William G. Kaelin Jr, Sir Peter J. Ratcliffe and Gregg L. Semenza “for their discoveries of how cells sense and adapt to oxygen availability.”
The Nobel Prize in Physics 2019
is awarded ”for contributions to our understanding of the evolution of the universe and Earth’s place in the cosmos”, with one half to James Peebles “for theoretical discoveries in physical cosmology” and the other half jointly to Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz “for the discovery of an exoplanet orbiting a solar-type star.”