An NIH Biomedical Technology Research Resource (P41) Resource
All the tools of the Center are available for use by the broad scientific community. Please Contact Us to discuss your experiments and to access the LCLS and SSRL facilities and become a user of the Center.
- Serve the broad biomedical community and the general user community by making available tools for experiments using the LCLS X-ray Free-Electron Laser.
- The Resource for Structural Dynamics in Biology aims to develop new technologies to fully utilize the unique capabilities of the World’s first X-ray laser to understand how the molecules of life are assembled and how they move. The new technologies will provide high quality images and movies of molecules, allowing to understand molecules work with or against each other. The project will work with experts in the fields of drug design and enzymology, to name a few, to design and build new capabilities that will be made available to all scientists.
- Research Focus
- The SBD Resource focuses on developing and supporting enabling technologies to support biomedical and structural biology research along 3 main themes: Structure Determination of Multi-protein Complexes and Membrane Proteins, Accurate Active Site Structures of Macromolecular Machines, Observing Macromolecular Dynamics.
- The capabilities of the SDB Resource include existing capabilities of SSRL and LCLS with technological developments aimed at better integrating the capabilities of both lightsources and driving towards automation of the biomedical experiment at LCLS.
- Work with the Center
- The SDB Resource aims to make all capabilities and technologies broadly available to all interested. Click here for more information on how to work with the Resource.