Synchrotron Crystallography

The Synchrotron Crystallography team works in close collaboration with the Structural Biology Group of the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF) in the design, construction and operation of macromolecular crystallography (MX) and biological small angle X-ray scattering (bioSAXS) beamlines. In addition we are responsible for the management of the CRG beamline BM14 at the ESRF, which is operated in partnership with the Indian government and ESRF. We also participate in the development of instruments, software and novel methodologies for sample handling and data collection strategies, which is carried out in close collaboration with the Synchrotron Instrumentation team. Finally the team is active in a number of collaborative projects with other synchrotrons in Europe, such as EDNA and the kappa working group.

McCarthy Team

Selected publications

Translation calibration of inverse kappa goniometers in macromolecular crystallography. S. Brockhauser, K. I. White, A. A. McCarthy, R. B. G. Ravelli (2011) Acta Cryst. A67 (in press)

New beamline dedicated to solution scattering from biological macromolecules at the ESRF. P. Pernot*, A. Round*, P. Theveneau, T. Giraud; R. Nogueira-Fernandes, D. Nurizzo, D. Spruce, J. Surr, S. McSweeney, F. Felisaz, L. Foedinger, A. Gobbo, J. Huet, C. Villard, F. Cipriani (2010) J. Phys.: Conf. Ser. 2010 *247* 012009 *Joint first authorship

A decade of user operation on the macromolecular crystallography MAD beamline ID14-4 at the ESRF. A. A. McCarthy, S. Brockhauser, D. Nurizzo, P. Theveneau, T. Mairs, D. Spruce, M. Guijarro, M. Lesourd, R. B. G. Ravelli, S. McSweeney (2009) J. Synchrotron Rad. 16, 803–812.