Laboratory of Biomolecular Research (LBR)

The Laboratory of Biomolecular Research at the Department of Biology and Chemistry at PSI consists of five research groups pursuing basic research projects in the fields of transmembrane signaling and transport and dynamic protein interaction networks. With its close contacts to beamline scientists at the Swiss Synchrotron Light Source (SLS) and its excellent infrastructure, LBR is an attractive environment for Ph. D. students and postdocs interested in structure/function analysis of complex biological systems.
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26. May 2015

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Together, not alone

Research Using Synchrotron Light SwissFEL Experiments Human Health

Decoding biomolecules at SwissFEL and SLS
Proteins are a coveted but stubborn research object. A method developed for x-ray free-electron lasers and PSI’s future SwissFEL should now help researchers to make good headway in this field. It involves x-raying many small, identical protein samples consecutively at short intervals, thereby avoiding the main problem that protein research has faced thus far: producing samples in a sufficient size.


Prof. Gebhard F.X. Schertler
Department Head of Biology and Chemistry

Paul Scherrer Institut
Department of Biology and Chemistry
OFLC 109
CH-5232 Villigen PSI

Phone: +41 56 310 42 65
Fax: +41 56 310 21 99


Francine Weber

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