MS01-P06 New Beamlines for Macromolecular Crystallography at MAX IVMAX IV is the first operational 4th generation storage ring offering synchrotron radiation for many scientific communities. Among the first beamlines in user operation, BioMAX, the first macromolecular crystallography (MX) beamline, can be used to create high resolution 3D data from crystalline macromolecules to better understand the structure functional relationship of this complex matter. BioMAX has been designed as a work horse beamline to support all kinds of established crystallography methodologies and runs at a high automation level. The experimental station is equipped with a MD3 micro-diffractometer, an Eiger 16M hybrid pixel detector and an ISARA sample changer, which allows for complete data collections in seconds.
Recently a second MX beamline has been funded by the Danish Novo Nordisk Foundation. MicroMAX will become a micro-focusing beamline, which will allow for investigating micrometer sized protein crystals at room temperature using serial crystallography. Here the complete diffraction dataset is composed of several thousand single frames, partial datasets of a large number of crystals. Using a wide bandpass option, MicroMAX can be exploited also for time resolved crystallography down to the microsecond time resolution range. After a four-year construction period, the beamline will be ready for first experiments.References:
Keywords: Beamlines, Macromolecular crystallography, Serial crystallography