X-Ray Crystallography Facility

As one of the FSU-wide Core Facilities, the multi-user macromolecular x-ray crystallography facility (XRF) at the Kasha Laboratory Building (KLB) in the Institute of Molecular Biophysics (IMB) provides training, expertise, and assistance for crystallizing and determining the three-dimensional structures of biological macromolecules and their complexes.  It is available to all the members of Structural Biology Program and others at FSU. XRF is located on the East side of the fourth floor of KLB (see the floor plan). More facility information is available at X-Ray Facility page.

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Instruments & Accessories

XRF has Rigaku RU-H2R & RU-H3R x-ray generators, Osmic confocal mirror systems,  Rigaku R-Axis IV++ IP detector and Mar CCD165 detector. It has Oxford CryoStream cryo coolersAmerican Magnetics auto-refill system stereo-zoom microscopes, crystallization chambers maintained at variety of temperatures, and data processing hardware and software. It has  an Art Robbins Instruments Crystal Gryphon crystallization robot and  IMB designed and home built simple robotic imager. The Facility has acquired a ThorLabs DCC1645C digital camera for the Leica S8 APO microscope. More Info >>>

Synchrotron Beam Access

The Facility Director also coordinates both remote and mail-in synchrotron x-ray diffraction data collection work using FSU’s membership in SER-CAT in Advanced Photon Source Beam-line 22. More Info >>>

XRF Fee Structure

Starting from July 01, 2010, 2014, and 2015 XRF charges  a user-fee to defray part of the cost of running the Facility. Please see XRF Fee Structure for more information about fees.

XRF Boot Camp

Every August before the start of the Fall semester, XRF runs a Boot Camp for new the graduate students. The three week Boot Camp is part of the Core Facilities Workshop. Please see XRF Boot Camp for this year’s schedule and syllabus.

Updated: April 19, 2017.

XRF Notes

 

Facility DirectorSoma

Contact and Address

Ph: 1-850-644-6448
tsomasundaram@fsu.edu
Institute of Molecular Biophysics | KLB 414
91 Chieftan Way
Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL 32306-4380

 
Facility Information
Established in 1993, the XRF has served over 200+ users, including 30+ PIs from 9 universities and has produced 80+ publications. All users are required to subscribe to the Xrayusers maillist.


Boot Camp
For three week period in early August XRF runs a Core Facility Practical Training Course (Boot Camp) for all new graduate students. More information about 2015 Boot Camp is available here.