Science Highlights

Join us for our 15th Annual BioSAXS Workshop on August 14th

Discover how to get the most out of your SAXS data from experts in the field. Are you new to SAXS? Learn all about Small Angle X-ray Scattering and how this technique might be the answer to your research questions. Have you always wanted to visit the SIBYLS beamline at the Advanced Light Source? This…
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SIBYLS research in Bifurcation of Electrons is highlighted in ALS Science Briefs newsletter

Scientists at SIBYLS used small angle x-ray scattering to understand a microbial protein involved in the bifurcation of high and low energy electrons in microbial metabolism. By analyzing the SAXS data, the SIBYLS team was able to find that NADH activates the protein’s mechanics, allowing it to act as the wheel and ropes of a…
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Applications of Small Angle Scattering to Structural Biology

SIBYLS beamline scientist, Michal Hammel, partners with BioCAT beamline scientist, Jesse Hopkins to lead a workshop on small angle and neutron scattering at the ACA 74th Annual Meeting in Denver, CO (July 7 -12). The workshop will be held on Sunday, July 7 from 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM (MT). For details, see Workshop 2…
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SIBYLS makes cover of Biochemistry

Anaerobic SEC-MALS-SAXS at the SIBYLS beamline of the Advanced Light Source probes the conformational states behind electron bifurcation in the Thermotoga maritima EtfABCX, revealing insights on mechanisms at the thermodynamic limits of life. Shown are the bifurcation- and electron-conducting-like states experimentally observed for the first time in solution. View the article.

6th DNA Repair/Replication Structures and Cancer Conference 14 Feb 2024 – 18 Feb 2024 Cancun, Mexico

For X-ray scattering and other structures in the areas of DNA replication, repair, and cancer biology, this is your last opportunity to apply to join the 6th DNA Repair/Replication Structures and Cancer Conference (DRRSC) chaired by John Tainer and Xiaodong Zhang. The conference focuses on mechanisms and structures including dynamic states. This is a biannual conference in Cancun 14…
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Accurate computational design of three-dimensional protein crystals

Using small angle x-ray scattering data collected at the SIBYLS beamline and a computer-based approach, researchers designed porous protein crystals that were revealed to be stable, tunable, and atomically accurate. The work provides a powerful new platform for biological materials engineering and opens up wide applications in biotechnology and medicine. Read more here.

Congratulations to Greg and Susan!

We are pleased to announce that SIBYLS scientists, Greg Hura and Susan Tsutakawa, have been officially appointed to high-level positions within the Biosciences Molecular Biophysics and Integrated Bioimaging (MBIB) Division. Greg Hura will assume the role of MBIB Science Deputy while Susan Tsutakawa will take on Head of Structual Biology within the MBIB division. Go…
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Postdoc opportunity at SIBYLS

SIBYLS is looking for a motivated Postdoc to contribute to groundbreaking work in bioenergy, bioremediation, and disease research. You will be at the forefront of transformative research using synchrotron tools capable of measurements that span from electronic states to biological tissue. If you or someone you know might be interested, click on this link to…
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