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).
Our beamline scientists look back on 22 years of brilliant science made possible by the Swiss Light Source SLS.
In a study published in Nature Photonics, researchers at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel, explain the bright, white-colored stripes from Pacific cleaner shrimps, one of the most efficient white reflectors found in nature.
On June 7, 2023, the PXIII project team successfully shone the first light into the optics hutch at the upgraded X06DA-PXIII beamline. It is an essential first step for testing new hardware and software solutions that will be implemented at SLS2.0.
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