Facilities, Support and Resources at Department of Biology and Chemistry
We support serial crystallography experiments at SLS and SwissFEL with sample and injector expertise. Our aim is to help users to make the best out of the available beamtime as we believe a careful preparation is key for a successful experiment.
For more information please follow this link or contact Antonia Furrer.
In LBR there is a state-of-art cryo-EM facility for structural analysis of biological macromolecules and organelles. Cryo-EM provides images of biological macromolecules and organelles in intact hydrated states. Computational image analysis enables three-dimensional reconstruction.
For more information please follow this link or contact Dr. Elisabeth Müller.
BIO is exceptionally well equipped for biophysics studies. Our biophysical instrumentation includes a number of instruments for characterisation of protein stability, their molecular weight and stoichiometry of proteins complexes, and affinity of biological interactions. These include a qPCR thermal shift instrument, a nanoscale differential scanning fluorimeter (nanoDSF), a circular dichroism (CD) spectrometer, an isothermal titration calorimeter (ITC), a benchtop surface plasmon resonance (SPR) instrument, a microscale thermophoresis (MST), a bench top fluorimeter, absorbance spectrophotometers, multimode plate readers, and a multi angle light scattering instrument (SEC-MALS).
For more information please follow this link or contact Dr. Philipp Berger.
For more information follow this link or contact Dr. May Marsh.
Vocational Training and Chemical Management
The Vocational Training and Chemical Management group has its focus on the following three topics: (i) Vocational training for technicians in chemistry; (ii) PSI wide chemical management; (iii) Laboratory support for the LBR and the LNB.