Elementary X-ray diffraction for biologists

Jenny P. Glusker

The Institute for Cancer Research, The Fox Chase Cancer Centre, Philadelphia, PA 19111

Teaching aims

To teach about some of the basic structural results obtained by X-ray diffraction studies, and their relevance, to biochemistry and biology undergraduate-level students and beyond.

Background required

None.

Practical resources

Time required for teaching

This could be incorporated as one or two lectures in a general course on biophysical methods or it could form the basis for a complete course on protein and nucleic acid structure.