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.
What to do when your grant is rejected
Losing out on a grant hurts, but don’t lose heart — average success rates are around 20% among large funders, so grant rejection is common. Discover how to bounce back, find alternative funding and boost your chances of success next time.
Revolutionary cryo-EM is taking over structural biology
The number of protein structures being determined by cryo-electron microscopy is growing at an explosive rate. A report published by Nature on February 10, 2020 says that a revolutionary technique for determining the 3D shape of biomacromolecules is booming. Last week, a database that collects protein and other molecular structures determined by cryo-electron microscopy, or cryo-EM, acquired its 10,000th entry.
Registration for Advanced methods in macromolecular crystallization IX is now open
Proposed deadline for applications for this course which is focused on theoretical aspects of crystal growth process as well as practical work is March 20th 2020.
Instruct-ERIC Training call now open
Call for proposals for Instruct Centre Training Courses to be held in 2020 is now open.