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."
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.
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."
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.