Science Highlights


Sample Centering with Google’s AutoML

SIBYLS beamline scientist, Scott Classen, collaborated with ScienceIT consultants Shawfeng Dong and Fengchen Liu to use AutoML machine learning for the LoopDHS project. As part of the effort, IT student intern Jordan Jung developed a training dataset for the model to improve the accuracy. These developments enabled Dr. Classen to develop loopDHS a custom software…
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SAXS workshop July 29, 2022

SIBYLS beamline scientist, Michal Hammel, will lead a workshop on Applications of Small Angle Scattering to Structural Biology at the 2022 ACA in Portland, Oregon on July 29th. Registration is now open.

SIBYLS makes cover of Antibody Therapeutics

Analyzing SAXS data collected at SIBYLS beamline 12.3.1, Michal Hammel determined the structural arrangement of the VH and VL domains in the COBRA™ (COnditional Bispecific Redirected Activation) T-cell engagers. The study showed that the structural arrangement of the domains in COBRA is different from the expected yet the stable fold is maintained. Findings provide insights…
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Study finds ‘Missing Link’ in the Evolutionary History of Carbon-fixing Protein Rubisco

SIBYLS beamline scientists contribute to the discovery of an ancient form of rubisco, the most abundant enzyme on earth and critical to life as we know it. By analyzing SEC-SAXS data collected at 12.3.1, they were able to capture how the enzyme’s structure changes during different states of activity.      READ MORE

Postdoctural Fellow Opening

SIBYLS is excited to announce we have a biochemist postdoc fellow opening. This is a great opportunity to work with experienced and innovative scientists in the field of structural biology. We are looking for someone who wants to develop and apply biology for multi-component biological macromolecules. You will be a part of a team that…
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John Tainer

April 27 - May 2022 Riviera Maya, Mexico: 5th DNA Repair/Replication Structures and Cancer Conference

John Tainer, founder and PI of the SIBYLS group, now at MD Anderson Cancer Center, will be one of three chairs at the 5th DNA Repair/Replication Structures and Cancer Conference. The conference will focus on structural and mechanistic insights into dynamic complexes acting in DNA repair and its interface with replication, transcription and other cancer-relevant…
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Using SAXS to evaluate radical scavengers

SIBYLS user Tim Stachowski and the Snell group made the cover of the Journal of Synchrotron Radiation for their paper describing their work using Small-angle X-ray Scattering to evaluate how three scavengers commonly used in crystallographic experiments perform in solution at 10°C. In this study, they found the SAXS-based method can detect damage at X-ray…
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SIBYLS makes cover of Protein Science

SIBYLS scientists Michal Hammel and John Tainer describe the mechanistic insights into NHEJ structural biochemistry determined by small angle X-ray scattering (SAXS) results combined with X-ray crystallography (MX) and cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM). The cover image, like the old car engine malfunctioning without a linchpin and flexible belt, shows the NHEJ efficiency arises from a flexible…
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