- NSF awards $22.5 million to capture biology at the atomic level using X-ray lasers
- BioXFEL Research Support Call for Proposals
- Frankuchen Award : ACA 2019
- UWM researchers create first 3D movie of virus in action
- Crystal structure of CO-bound cytochrome c oxidase determined by serial femtosecond X-ray crystallography at room temperature
- Tuesday, 06 September 2022
Congratulations to Edward Snell on being elected as American Crystallographic Association Fellow!
The American Crystallographic Association – the Structural Science Society – established the Fellows distinction to recognize a high level of excellence in scientific research, teaching, and professional duties, but also service, leadership, and personal engagement in the world of crystallography and science. The Fellows distinction celebrates the excellence of American Crystallographic Association members and promotes their recognition worldwide to constituencies outside, such as their employers, other scientific societies, and the government. Fellows serve as scientific ambassadors to the broader scientific community and the general public to advance science education, research, knowledge, interaction, and collaboration.
Drs. Edward Snell (Chief Executive Officer and President of the Hauptman Woodward Medical Research Institute) was elected fellow of the American Crystallographic Association – The Structural Science Society.
A Fellow is defined as “a Member whose efforts on behalf of the advancement of crystallography or its applications that are scientifically or socially distinguished.” Examples of areas in which nominees may have made significant contributions are research; teaching; technology; services to professional societies; administration in academia, industry, and government; and communicating and interpreting science to the public. Fellows are elected annually by the current group of Fellows.
Drs. Snell is proud to be joining the ACA Fellow ranks, which include three Nobel laureates. Dr. Snell was “both humbled and honored by this recognition”. As engaging and active member of the ACA for many years, he is an exemplary scientist and mentor, visionary leader, and strong champions of crystallography and structural science.” It demonstrates the impact of structural biology in Buffalo and its recognition nationally.
- Tuesday, 12 July 2022
John Spence had a remarkable scientific impact over an illustrious career spanning nearly 50 years before he passed away in June, 2021. His friends and colleagues are honoring his memory with an international symposium based around the topics of imaging, diffraction and crystallography.
- Tuesday, 25 January 2022
The splendid computational success of AlphaFold and RoseTTAFold in solving the 60-year-old problem of protein folding raises an obvious question: what new avenues should structural biology explore? We propose a strong pivot toward the goal of reading mechanism and function directly from the amino acid sequence.
- Thursday, 04 November 2021
The structural dynamics of a molecule are determined by the underlying potential energy landscape. Conical intersections are funnels connecting otherwise separate potential energy surfaces. Posited almost a century ago, conical intersections remain the subject of intense scientific interest.
- Monday, 13 September 2021
Using the X-ray laser European XFEL an international team of researchers has successfully filmed a reaction step that is important for the development of antibiotic resistance.
- Tuesday, 13 July 2021
John Spence, the Scientific Director of BioXFEL, died peacefully Monday morning, June 28, in Boston. John was BioXFEL, he was a visionary in building the team and establishing the resulting community. He strongly impacted all faces of BioXFEL.