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[SA_scat] Call for access to Synchrotron Beamline Facilities 2013 -EMBL Hamburg, Germany

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  • Subject: [SA_scat] Call for access to Synchrotron Beamline Facilities 2013 -EMBL Hamburg, Germany
  • From: Rosemary Wilson <r.wilson@embl-hamburg.de>
  • Date: Thu, 17 Jan 2013 10:56:50 +0100
Dear Colleagues,

We announce a call for synchrotron beam time applications in biological
small-angle scattering (SAXS) and macromolecular crystallography (MX).
The beamtime will be available at the PETRA-III storage ring from
March, 1st, 2013 to September, 15th, 2013 (please note the end date
change compared to the announcement in December 2012!).

In biological SAXS, we offer access to an undulator beamline P12:

   * 200 x 100 micron^2 beam with 10^13 ph/sec
   * Automated data collection with a robotic sample changer
   * Online FPLC and biophysical characterization of the sample
   * Remote and Fedex access
   * PILATUS 2M pixel detector covering the resolution from 2000 to 10 
   * http://www.embl-hamburg.de/facilities/saxs/index.html

Part of the beamtime on P12 will be available for soft condensed matter
applications through a Collaborative Research Group model in partnership
with the Helmholtz Zentrum Geesthacht.

For MX, access to two undulator beamlines - P13 and P14 - is offered.

   * 50 x 50 micron^2 beam with 10^13 ph/sec
   * Apertures of 10/50/100 micron diameter
   * Energy 4.5 to 15 keV / Wavelength 0.82 - 2.7 A
   * MD2 diffractometer
   * PILATUS 6M (25 Hz) with 80 core compute server for XDS-processing
   * http://www.embl-hamburg.de/facilities/mx/P13

   * 5 x 10 micron^2 focused beam with up to 5 x 10^12 ph/sec
   * Quick toggling (<1 min) to unfocused flexible beam mode with
     5-150 micron beam size.
   * Fixed energy 10 keV = 1.24 A
   * MD3 diffractometer with vertical spindle and kappa goniostat
   * PILATUS 6M (25 Hz) with 80 core compute server for XDS-processing
   * http://www.embl-hamburg.de/facilities/mx/P14

Electronic beam proposal forms and a detailed description of the
beamlines are available at


The deadline for submission of proposals is January 20th, 2013.
An external Project Evaluation Committee will assess the proposals.

Access to the EMBL Hamburg facilities will in part be supported by the
European Commission, Research Infrastructure Action under the FP7
project BioStruct-X (http://www.biostruct-x.eu/).

Users that are interested in assistance with crystallization, sample
preparation and
characterization (SPC, also in combination with SAXS measurements) are
encouraged to
apply to the Biostruct-X support at


For further information
tel. +49 40-89902-111
saxs@embl-hamburg.de (SAXS)
mx@embl-hamburg.de (MX)
spc@embl-hamburg.de   (SPC)

With best regards, EMBL Hamburg User Office

Dr. Rosemary Wilson
Scientific Training and Public Relations Officer

Notkestrasse 85, Building 25a
22603 Hamburg

Tel: 0049 (0)40 89902 228
Fax: 0049 (0)40 89902 149

Email: r.wilson@embl-hamburg.de

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