HP Bio workshop at CHESS - MOVED TO MAY 2020
This website is for conference attendees who plan to take the data processing and data collection hands-on sessions. Here you'll find information on software installation, setting up your user account, submitting a beamtime proposal, and transporting your samples.
Twisting the Helix: Salt Dependence of Conformations of RNA Duplexes
"Together with DNA and proteins, RNA forms the trinity of macromolecules (large and heavy molecules) essential to all forms of life on earth."
Step-by-Step: Revealing the mechanism of a protein-cleaving enzyme by crystallographic snapshots
"These unusual enzymes have been implicated in diseases ranging from Alzheimer’s disease to malaria, type II diabetes, cancer, Parkinson’s disease, cholera and tuberculosis."
A Winning CHESS Opening
This October, the new user facilities at the Cornell High-Energy Synchrotron Source (CHESS) will open their doors to researchers. This opening follows a major upgrade project, known as CHESS-U, which establishes CHESS as one of the world’s leading X-ray sources.
NSF Delegation visits CHESS
Last month, Linda Sapochack, NSF Division Director for the Division of Materials Research (DMR), Clark Cooper, Senior Advisor for Science and Head of the Office of Multidisciplinary Activities in the NSF Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences, and NSF Program Director Guebre X. Tessema visited CHESS to see the newly upgraded facility.
NIH awards $17.4 million to Cornell for CHESS subfacility
A single human cell contains thousands of proteins that perform a vast array of functions, from fighting off viruses to transcribing DNA. By understanding the structure of these proteins, researchers can interpret their functions and develop methods for turning them on and off.
2019 CHESS Users' Meeting and Workshops
"The CHESS Users’ Meeting attracted a record number of 225 registered participants to the Cornell campus to look back at major milestones of the project and to discuss X-ray science enabled by the ambitious upgrade."
Conformational Gymnastics Necessary for Ribonucleotide Reductase Activity
"By understanding how an essential enzyme is inactivated in an organism-specific manner, the researchers hope to contribute to the development of new anti-pathogenetic therapies."