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Q&A: Biophysics

What does a physicist do in a biology lab?

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Q&A. PHOTO: Leo Reynolds (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

Physicists Serge Dmitrieff and Hervé Turlier, both postdoctoral fellows in the Nédélec Group, discuss how the “physical perspective” brings new insights to the biology bench.

Tags: Biophysics, Careers, Q&A

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Scientists at EMBL Hamburg use specially designed mirrors to reflect and focus X-ray beams onto tiny crystals made of proteins or other biological molecules.

By  Dorota Badowska

Two X-ray mirrors installed in the macromolecular crystallography beamline P14 at EMBL Hamburg. The mirrors are visible in the photo as dark rectangular crystal blocks, with two metal holders supporting the crystals in a stress-free position. The mirrors are inserted into a vacuum-compatible stainless steel vessel.

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