Crystal structure of a type III Rubisco in complex with its product 3-phosphoglycerate
Recent research performed at CHESS gives insight into intermediate stages of Rubisco’s catalysis mechanism.
Protein family shows how life adapted to oxygen
Cornell scientists have created an evolutionary model that connects organisms living in today’s oxygen-rich atmosphere to a time, billions of years ago, when Earth’s atmosphere had little oxygen.
Nanocrystals with metastable high-pressure phases under ambient conditions
This groundbreaking work was supported by a collaboration between the PI an collaborators and CHEXS scientist Zhongwu Wang, spanning many years, across the former CHESS “B-line” beamline and the new CHEXS HPBio facilities. This work was enabled by custom diamond anvil cells with large opening angles for simultaneous SAXS / WAXS measurements, and by in-situ spectroscopy techniques deployed at CHESS
CHESS Welcomes New Staff Scientist - Steve Meisburger
Steve Meisburger joins CHESS as a staff Scientist at the FlexX beam line. Steve comes from the Ando Lab at Cornell, which studies how enzymes work by using a combination of biophysical and biochemical techniques. We are thrilled to have Steve join the CHESS team! Follow Steve on twitter: @meisborg
MacCHESS visits ACA: The Structural Science Society
A sizable group of MacCHESS personnel attended the annual meeting of the ACA (ACA: The Structural Science Society, formerly the American Crystallographic Association), held July 29-August 3 in Portland, Oregon. Home base was a booth in the Exhibit Hall, assembled, beautified, and manned by Irina Kriksunov. At the booth, visitors could read about activities at Sector 7, ask questions about whether they could make use of CHESS, and leave with informational postcards (as well as chocolates).
Welcome Jeney Wierman - New MacCHESS Director
Jeney Wierman started as the new MacCHESS Director on July 1st, 2022. Below is a welcome message to the whole CHESS Community. Jeney takes over the MacCHESS directorship from Marian Szebenyi, who will be retiring later this year after 30 years at MacCHESS.
Summer 2022 Undergraduate Students at CHESS
The Cornell Laboratory for Accelerator-based Sciences and Education (CLASSE) funds summer research opportunities in the areas of x-ray and accelerator sciences, materials science, chemistry, and mechanical engineering for pre-selected undergraduate students from primarily undergraduate institutions and minority serving institutions. Approximately a dozen REU (Research Experiences for Undergraduates) students each summer are hosted by CLASSE. Students from the CHESS summer programs -- SERCCS, PREM, and SUNRiSE -- are midway through their summer undergraduate research experience.
New Experimental Hall - Construction Continues
As many inhabitants of Wilson lab have heard, seen, smelled, and felt, the New Experimental Hall (NEH) civil construction project is full speed ahead.