EMBL Grenoble collaborates with the Structural Biology group at the ESRF (European Synchrotron Radiation Facility) in the design, construction, operation and development of synchrotron beamlines for macromolecular crystallography (MX) and small angle X-ray scattering (SAXS).
EMBL Grenoble is also actively involved in the development of advanced scientific instruments and techniques as well as providing expertise for external visitors coming to make measurements.
The Synchrotron Crystallography Team supports access to high brilliance fourth generation synchrotron X-rays on all six (five MX and one bioSAXS) of the currently operational EMBL-ESRF Joint Structural Biology Group beamlines:
The team is particularly involved in the operation and development of the ID23-2 microfocus, the fully automated MASSIF-1 (ID30A-1) and the tunable ID30B MX beamlines as well as the BM29 bioSAXS beamline.
EMBL Grenoble is currently involved in the installation of a CrystalDirect harvester on ID30A-1/MASSIF-1, and in the upgrade of ID29 to a dedicated high brilliance serial synchrotron crystallography beamline for challenging dynamic structural biology projects.