[phenixbb] General user proposal deadline November 15

Peter Zwart PHZwart at lbl.gov
Thu Nov 13 12:28:46 PST 2008

Dear All,

The deadline for general user proposals for PX beamtime at the ALS is
comming up soon! At the BCSB, we have 5 beamlines for which you can
apply for beamtime. At the Berkeley Center for Structural Biology
(BCSB) we have recently completed a number of upgrades:

Sector 8:  Recent improvements include:

    * A high-accuracy microdiffractometer on BL 8.2.1, allowing for
       centering and viewing of very small crystals
    * Robotic automounters which can increase the screening throughput
      at the beamlines, and allows for the implementation of remote data
    * A new large format (315mm active surface area) CCD detector on
      BL 8.2.1, facilitating data collection on large unit cell crystals

 Sector 5:  Beamlines (5.0.1 and 5.0.3) now generate 1.5x10^11 photons
 per second at 0.97 Angstrom. This wavelength is slightly above the Se
 K edge making them ideal for performing Se SAD experiments. Beamline
 5.0.2 (the tunable beamline) generates a peak flux of 8x10^11 photons
 per second, and the energy range of 5.0.2 has been extended to 17 keV,
 enabling the routine use of shorter wavelengths and anomalously
 scattering elements such as bromine.
 Remote data collection for general users on sector 5 is currently
being tested for
 a limited number of users. Please contact beamline staff for details.

 Please visit http://bcsb.lbl.gov/ for more details about the Center
 and its beamlines.

 If you'd like to apply for next round of beamtime (Jan-Feb) at the
Advanced Light
Source, please submit a General User proposal by November 15, 2008.

 To find out more, click on:


 We invite you to submit a proposal at:


If you have any questions or would like to request open beamtime,
please e-mail BCSBBeamtime at lbl.gov.

(Please note that executed user agreements must be received by LBNL
prior to beamtime.  Proprietary fees, if applicable, must be received
by LBNL at least five working days prior to scheduled beamtime.)

P.H. Zwart
Beamline Scientist
Berkeley Center for Structural Biology
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratories
1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA-94703, USA
Cell: 510 289 9246
BCSB:     http://bcsb.als.lbl.gov
PHENIX: http://www.phenix-online.org
CCTBX:  http://cctbx.sf.net

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