Currently, users can investigate a wide range of proteins under physiological conditions and undertake functional studies investigating the effects of differing temperatures (2-50 degrees ºC), pH (4-10), salt concentration and/or the addition of ligands in samples as small as 5 µl (25-30 µl are recommended). The bioSAXS beamline is dedicated to measuring biological macromolecules in solution with the aim of providing a simple to use facility with rapid access using the ESRF MX BAG or rolling application procedures.
A high level of automation is implemented to aid users with data collection, rapid preliminary analysis and online quality control using an EDNA implementation of the data analysis tools developed by EMBL Hamburg and displayed in ISPyB for bioSAXS (ISPyBB). This provides users with valuable feedback regarding their experiment to maximise throughput, dataset completeness and the possible need for additional measurements.
As part of the PSB SAS platform there is a unified application procedure within the ILL application procedure to enable joint SAXS/SANS experiments at the ILL and the ESRF facilities in one visit to the EPN site.
The BioSAXS beamline is run as a collaboration between the EMBL Grenoble Synchrotron Crystallography Team and the ESRF Structural Biology Group. See the beamline webpage for more information on the technical details and the ESRF website for application details.
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