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New screen:

Crystal Screen 1+2 Cryo GS084
Hampton Research screen detail: HR2-122 + HR2-121

The Ammonium sulfate screen GS002 has been newly designed and is now available as GS085.

What’s new:

What's New in ROCK MAKER 3.15? Protein Crystallization Software Update ROCK MAKER® 3.15


Department of Biochemistry
University of Zurich
Winterthurerstr. 190
CH-8057 Zurich
Office: Y44 J 30/34

Beat Blattmann
Tel.: +41 44 635 6557
Caroline Müller
Tel.: +41 44 635 5548

In-situ X-ray Diffraction Screening @ Swiss Light Source

The beamline X06DA (PXIII) at the SLS has a fully automated setup that allows the testing of the X-ray diffraction characteristics of crystals directly within the crystallization plate. This enables rapid feedback on crystal quality without disturbance of the crystal by mounting and freezing. Using the technique it is possible to:

- distinguish protein from salt crystals
- test diffraction quality i.e limit of resolution, anisotropy, cell parameters, and mosaicity
- determine space group
- obtain room temperature data (useful as a control for freezing)

We are now offering this technique as a service for crystallisation plates set up at the Zürich Protein Crystallization Center on a fee per drop basis without the need for a beamline proposal.

For more information please contact
May Sharpe Marsh by email or by telephone or go