Scientific Highlights

4 September 2023

Thank You SLS

Our beamline scientists look back on 22 years of brilliant science made possible by the Swiss Light Source SLS.

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15 February 2022

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.

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28 September 2021
Roger Benoit

Protein distancing

Media Releases Biology Health Innovation

PSI researchers have developed a new method to attach proteins to the surface of virus-like particles.

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3 June 2021

Crystal structure of SARS-CoV-2 Orf9b in complex with human TOM70 suggests unusual virus-host interactions

In a study published in Nature Communications, researchers at the NHC Key Laboratory of Systems Biology of Pathogens in Beijing, China, in collaboration with the Paul Scherrer Institut characterize the interactions of SARS-CoV-2 orf9b and human TOM70 biochemically, and they determine the 2.2 Å crystal structure of the TOM70 cytosolic domain with a bound SARS-CoV-2 orf9b peptide.

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11 May 2021
Teaser Remdesivir

How remdesivir works against the coronavirus

Health Innovation Medical Science Research on Covid-19

Researchers at Goethe University Frankfurt, in cooperation with the PSI have probably discovered another, previously unknown mechanism of action of the antiviral remdesivir.

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10 May 2021

Combating antimicrobial resistance

In a study addressing the global health threat of drug resistance, researchers at the Biozentrum, University of Basel, have revealed how a new antibiotic, Darobactin, binds to the external membrane of gram-negative bacteria.

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15 May 2020
Dikic lab

First MX results of the priority COVID-19 call

The Dikic group at the Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main, Germany has published the first results following the opening of the "PRIORITY COVID-19 Call” at SLS. 

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