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Rapid Access of NSLS Beamlines is available now and into the winter

Robert Sweet sweet at bnl.gov
Tue Jan 6 10:04:23 EST 2004

Please access the web site: http://www.px.nsls.bnl.gov/ for running
schedules and other information about the beamlines, including forms and
instructions for the submission of proposals for Rapid Access.

Eight beamlines are available for macromolecular crystallographic data
collection, and some of them are available for Rapid Access: Beamlines
X12-B, X12-C, X26-C, X8-C, X9-A, X6-A, and X4-A, plus the wiggler beamline
X25.  Two new ADSC Q315 diffractometer systems have been installed, one at
X25 (http://www.px.nsls.bnl.gov/x25_info.html) and one at X12-B, to
provide unprecedented data-collection power.

  >>>   This represents a huge amount of beam time.    <<<

CCD-Based detection systems, as well as sufficient computing power that
all data can be reduced on site (and often structures can be solved on
site as well) are available on all of these beamlines.

A Research Resource Grant from the National Institutes of Health is
providing enhanced support for users to the NSLS.  Work is being done
under this grant to extend the state of the art in macromolecular
crystallography in both computing hardware and software, use of modern
detectors, application of multi-layer monochromators to provide hotter
beams, and multiple-beam phasing of protein structures.

The deadline for applications for the NSLS's Spring 2004 cycle is the end
of the NSLS working day (5PM EDT) on Monday 2 February 2004.  There is an
electronic submission form required.  Please access the web site
http://www.px.nsls.bnl.gov/ for information about the beamlines, and forms
and instructions for the submission of beam-time proposals and for Rapid
Access.  The deadline is very firm for regular submission.  Read all of
the instructions carefully and submit early.

Please take this opportunity to consider applying for our course in rapid
data collection and structure solving:

        Robert M. Sweet                 E-Dress: sweet at bnl.gov
        Biology Dept.                                    ^ (that's L
        Brookhaven Nat'l Lab.           Phones:              not 1)
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        U.S.A.                          631 344 2741  (Facsimile)


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