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The Advanced Light Source

is located at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, University of California at Berkeley in Berkeley, CA

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PRTs (participating research teams, groups of researchers from one or more institutions) construct and operate beamlines at ALS and have primary responsibility for experiment endstation equipment. They are entitled to a percentage of the beamline's operating time based on the resources the PRT contributed to the beamline.


Beamlines (xtal) Owner/Operator StatusExperimentsWavelength (Å)
4.2.2 Molecular Biology Consortium OperationalMAD, MONOCHROMATIC0.5 - 3.5
5.0.1 Berkeley Center for Structural Biology (BCSB) operationalSAD, MONOCHROMATICFixed: 0.97
5.0.2 Berkeley Center for Structural Biology (BCSB) operationalMAD, MONOCHROMATIC0.73 - 3.2
5.0.3 Berkeley Center for Structural Biology (BCSB) operationalMONOCHROMATICFixed: 1.0
8.2.1 Berkeley Center for Structural Biology / HHMI operationalMAD0.6 - 2.4
8.2.2 Berkeley Center for Structural Biology / HHMI operationalMAD0.6 - 2.4
8.3.1 University of California/Plexxikon Inc/MD Anderson Cancer Research Center operationalMAD0.73 - 2.5
12.3.1-PX SIBYLS: Structurally Integrated Biology for Life Sciences operationalMAD0.73 - 2.25
12.3.1-SAXS SIBYLS: Structurally Integrated Biology for Life Sciences OperationalSOLUTION STUDIES0.73 - 2.25
BSISB (5.4, 1.4) Berkeley Synchrotron Infrared Structural Biology (BSISB) Program Operationalinfo not available

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About Structural Biology at ALS

bcsb.gif Berkeley Center for Structural Biology (BCSB)
A national user facility serving over 750 scientists, representing 160 different research groups. The Center has five beamlines optimized for macromolecular protein crystallography (5.0.1, 5.0.2, 5.0.3, 8.2.1 and 8.2.2)

sm_mbclogoA.gif Molecular Biology Consortium (MBC)
A consortium of academic institutions whose molecular biologists require macromolecular crystallographic information for their research. MBC operates beamline 4.2.2

erythraean-mcangl12_400_cropped.jpg SIBYLS: Structurally Integrated Biology for Life Scienes
Our LBL X-ray beamline (12.3.1) is called Sibyls - for Structurally-Integrated BiologY for Life Sciences. The Sibyls misssion is high-impact insights, not high throughput numbers.

About Structural Genomics at ALS

logo_bsgc.gif Berkeley Structural Genomics Center (BSGC)
The Center pursues an integrated structural genomics program designed to obtain a near-complete structural complement of two minimal genomes, Mycoplasma genitalium and Mycoplasma pneumoniae, two related human and animal pathogens.

jcsg.jpg Joint Center for Structural Genomics (JCSG)
Developing high throughput methods for target selection, cloning, expression, crystallization, X-ray diffraction, and structure determination.

TBLogo.jpg The TB Structural Genomics Consortium
A world-wide consortium of scientists developing a foundation for tuberculosis diagnosis and treatment by determining the 3-dimensional structures of proteins from M. tuberculosis.