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CHESS is a high-intensity X-ray source supported by the National Science Foundation which provides our users state-of-the-art synchrotron radiation facilities for research in Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Environmental and Materials Sciences. A special NIH Research Resource, called MacCHESS, supports special facilities for protein crystallographic studies.



Important Dates

2016 CHESS X-ray Runs: Apply for Beamtime
February 17 - April 5
May 11 - July 1


$1,000 Student Research Paper Prize Nominations Due: March 4


CHESS UEC Nominations Due: May 9


2016 CHESS Users' Meeting: June 7 - 8