[phenixbb] March 15, 2009 deadline- User proposal submission for Collaborative Crystallography at BCSB

Banumathi Sankaran BSankaran at lbl.gov
Tue Mar 10 14:42:19 PDT 2009

Dear Users,

Deadline for May/June 2009  proposals will be March 15, 2009.

Through the Collaborative Crystallography Pilot Program  (CC) at the Advanced Light Source, scientists can send protein crystals to Berkeley Center for Structural Biology (BCSB) staff researchers for data collection and analysis. The CC Pilot Program can provide a number of benefits to researchers:

  * Obtain high quality data and analysis through collaborating with expert beamline researchers;
   * Rapid turn around on projects; and
   * Reduced travel costs.

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 The Collaborative Crystallography program will be piloted on beamlines 5.0.1 and 5.0.2 for one year; if successful it will be implemented on a permanent basis. CC proposals will go through the regular ALS General User proposal review process for beamtime allocation. Proposals are reviewed and ranked by the Proposal Study Panel, and beamtime is allocated accordingly. BCSB staff schedule the CC projects to fit into the available resources.
Only non-proprietary projects will be accepted. As a condition of participation, BCSB staff researchers who participate in data collection and/or analysis must be appropriately acknowledged - typically being included as authors on publications and in PDB depositions. Please consult the website for additional information at:


 How To Apply:

 To submit a proposal, go to:


Click on "protein crystallography" to begin proposal.  For question 3 select "Collaborative PX 501/502."  For question 9,
please describe a specific research project with a clear end point. In order to request CC time for May/June 2009
allocation period, proposals must be submitted by March 15, 2009. The deadline for CC proposals for the time period
July/August 2009 will be May 15, 2009.

Banumathi Sankaran

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