Microfluidic mixing chips can reveal how biomolecules interact
Christopher Flynn, a fourth year student majoring in Physics and Mathematics at Fort Lewis College, and a SUnRiSE student at Cornell this summer, is contributing to the design of microfluidic mixing chips which could significantly enhance our understanding of proteins and living cells.
BioSAXS Essentials 8 workshop introduces state-of-the-art density program
In an era when our most detailed pictures of biomolecules come from frozen or crystalline samples, biological small angle X-ray solution scattering (BioSAXS) is more essential than ever as a tool for learning how molecules actually behave under realistic biological conditions in the liquid state.
CHESS squeezes in an early Users’ Meeting prior to extended shutdown
The annual CHESS Users’ Meeting was held this year on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, earlier than usual due to our upgrade project, CHESS-U, starting this June.
Discovering new drugs to combat microbial resistance to antibiotics
Resistance to antimicrobial agents is a worldwide problem. Not only do bacteria mutate to become resistant, they can acquire resistance genes from other bacteria. Using a structure-based strategy, researchers seek to identify new drugs which can inhibit this transfer and so limit the development of antimicrobial resistance.
“Seriously Sweet!” Ace K binding observed in CA IX
Human carbonic anhydrase IX (CA IX) is an enzyme upregulated in tumorigenic tissue that is being targeted by small molecules as a potential cancer therapy.
Serial microcrystallography at CHESS: Protein crystals on chips enable high throughput
The standard X-ray protein crystallography experiment requires a single protein crystal specimen that is large enough to collect a “complete” data set, that is, to collect all the available diffraction peaks to a given resolution.
CHESS unveils fresh new website
Parallel to the CHESS-U project performing necessary equipment upgrades here at Wilson Lab, the CHESS website was also in the shop for a makeover.
DNA to RNA - more ways than one
Information encoded in our genes controls how we live and grow. As part of this complex process, DNA is transcribed to RNA, one "letter" (nucleotide) at a time, by an enzyme called RNA polymerase (RNAP).