The SLS Group for Macromolecular Crystallography
MX in a nutshell
The Macromolecular Crystallography group at the SLS is active in the study of large molecule structures, such as proteins, DNA, RNA, which in cristalline form can be investigated using X-ray diffraction techniques. In particular, the group is responsible for the operation of three beamlines, two undulator ones (X06SA and X10SA), and a superbend beamline (X06DA).
A new spin on sample delivery for membrane proteins
Proteins hover in front of the X-ray beam at a Swiss Light Source beamline. Now, spinning thin films bring on board these trickiest of proteins.
Lighting up the appealing world of hybrid perovskites
Researchers from Italy, in collaboration with the Paul Scherrer Institut, successfully used the macromolecular crystallography beamline X06DA-PXIII at the Swiss Light Source to characterize promising perovkites materials used in solar cells and other photodetector devices.
How to get chloride ions into the cell
A molecular movie shot at PSI reveals the mechanism of a light-driven chloride pump
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