Synchrotron Beamline Access
EMBL Grenoble collaborates very closely with the Structural Biology group at the ESRF in the building and operation of synchrotron beamlines for macromolecular crystallography (MX) and small angle X-ray scattering (SAXS). The outstation is also actively involved in the development of advanced scientific instruments and techniques as well as providing biochemical laboratory facilities and expertise for external visitors coming to make measurements.
Access to protein crystallography synchrotron x-ray beamlines
The EMBL-Grenoble provides support for the seven (6 MX and 1 bioSAXS) beamlines at the ESRF listed below as part of the EMBL/ESRF Joint Structural Biology Group and is particularly involved in running the ID14-3 bioSAXS, the tunable ID14-4 and the microfocus ID23-2 beamlines
- ID14 (2 fixed energies, 1 BioSAXS and 1 tunable endstation)
- ID23 (1 tunable and 1 microfocus end station)
- ID29 (1 tunable)
Please see the following link Allocation of beamtime for MX for more information on beamtime applications. You can also welcome to contact anyone from the Synchrotron Crystallography Team for additional information.
In addition, under an agreement with the ESRF, the EMBL-Grenoble in collaboration with the Indian government now manages the BM14 tunable beamline for the provision of beamtime to the 19 EMBL member state and associate scientific communities as well as the Indian crystallographic community.
EMBL provides access to BM14 and funding to any academic European MX groups under the BioStruct-X European Commission Programme.