September 2020 Message from the Directors
Dear Colleagues, At Cornell, the fall semester began on September 2nd with a hybrid approach to teaching (in-person and online), robust virus testing, and modifications to the academic calendar allowing students to return home for Thanksgiving and then finish the semester on-line. Cornell provides information on its web site related to COVID-19 and the status Cornell Ithaca campus.
ACA Workshop Highlights Practical Application of Small Angle
Richard Gillillan, CHESS Staff Scientist, conducted a SAXS workshop at the ACA conference late last month. Organized by former CHESS postdoc Jesse Hopkins, and now staff scientist at the Advanced Photon Source, students learned about this useful technique and its applications from the people that have written the book on Small Angle X-Ray Scattering.
Richard Gillilan describes capabilities of BioSAXS at the 70th Annual ACA meeting
“If there’s one thing I want everybody to remember, it’s this one statement: Anything a biomolecule does changes its volume.”
Spontaneous Gyrotropic Electronic Order in 1?-TiSe₂
"Electronic symmetry breaking in materials underlies many unconventional materials properties which can be useful in future quantum technologies employed in information technology and novel approaches to data processing."
Diffuse X-ray Scattering from Correlated Motions in a Protein Crystal
"This work provides the first convincing demonstration of protein diffuse scattering data collection and analysis, opening the door to future applications in structural biology."
CHESS Users' Meeting - 2020
The 2020 CHESS Users' Meeting is on June 9 & 10. This year our theme is “Focusing on the Future”. We will try an updated format with a shorter plenary session and several 1-2 day workshops exploring future scientific directions at CHESS. More information will be provided soon. CHESS Users' Meeting - 2020 Register Here
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."