ID30B is the newest facility in the EMBL-ESRF joint structural biology group beamline suite, welcoming its first users in June 2016. It is equipped with a MD2S diffractometer enabling data collection in both standard cryogenic and in situ crystallisation plate formats. The MD2S and PILATUS 6M-F allow sophisticated synchronous high-speed data collections such as 4D scans and synchrotron serial crystallography techniques. To facilitate the increased throughput foreseen, the beamline has been equipped with a new-generation flexible sample changer (FlexHCD) based on 6-axis robotics, that is capable of transferring pins mounted in both Grenoble and Unipuck-type formats.
ID30B is run as a collaboration between the EMBL-Grenoble Synchrotron Crystallography Team and the ESRF Structural Biology Group. See the ID30B webpage for more information on the technical details and the ESRF website for application details.
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