Dr. Katherine McAuley

Katherine McAuley

Beamline Scientist

Paul Scherrer Institute
Forschungsstrasse 111
5232 Villigen PSI


Katherine McAuley is a beamline scientist in the macromolecular crystallography group of the SLS. She obtained a BSc degree and PhD in Chemistry from the University of Glasgow, before becoming a post-doctoral researcher in structural biology. The research topics included X-ray crystallographic studies of oligonucleotides; membrane proteins from photosynthetic bacteria; and industrial enzymes. After the post-doctoral studies, she was employed as a beamline scientist at SRS Daresbury and then moved to the new UK synchrotron Diamond Light Source in 2004. At Diamond, she was involved in the design, commissioning and operation of beamline I03. Katherine later became the Principal Beamline Scientist for I03 and Lead for MX Automation.

Institutional Responsibilities

Industrial liaison scientist and co-responsible for beamline X06SA with Dr Takashi Tomizaki.

Scientific Research

Katherine McAuley's research activities relate to the automation and optimisation of macromolecular crystallography beamlines.


The list of publications can be found at: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9545-072X