• 2016 International Summer School of Crystallography

    We are pleased to announce the third International Summer School of Crystallography at the Center for Free-Electron Laser Science at DESY, Hamburg (D). Prof. Carmelo Giacovazzo will lecture on the basics of crystallography, covering mathematical understanding of crystallographic point and space groups, diffraction experiments, structure factor calculations, systematic absences, determination of space groups and many additional topics.

  • BioXFEL Researcher Rick Kirian receives Fonda-Fasella award

    The annual Fonda-Fasella award ceremony was held on December 11, 2015, during the Elettra Users' Meeting "Multicolor FEL pulses and coherent control on the attosecond time scale opening new science perspectives". The Fonda-Fasella prize is awarded to a young researcher who has obtained important results while working at Elettra Sincrotrone Trieste.

  • Scattering, Symmetry and Structure - An Interview with Dr. Dilano Saldin

    Click here to get the original PDF file. Reprinted from Internal Innovations and UWM

    Combining data from new facilities with mathematical methods, Professor Dilano Saldin is in pursuit of a technique to determine the structure of molecules without the need for purification or crystallization

  • The DOE Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Program is Now Accepting Applications

    The SCGSR program supports supplemental awards to outstanding U.S. graduate students to conduct part of their graduate thesis research at a DOE national laboratory in collaboration with a DOE laboratory scientist for a period of 3 to 12 consecutive months—with the goal of preparing graduate students for scientific and technical careers critically important to the DOE Office of Science mission.

  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Open Position for Assistant or Associate Professor in Biophysics


    Assistant or Associate Professor in Biophysics

    The Department of Physics at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee (UWM) seeks outstanding candidates for the position of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor (tenure-track, tenured) in experimental or theoretical biophysics, starting August 2015. The successful candidate is expected to establish an active research program, and engage in teaching and service commensurate with faculty rank. In addition to start-up support, UWM provides substantial funding opportunities through the Research Growth Initiative.

    Candidates must have a Ph.D. and postdoctoral experience in physics, biophysics, or a closely related field. A demonstrated track record of relevant publications in the field of biophysics is required.

    Evidence of ability to collaborate with faculty members within the NSF Science and Technology Center “Biology with X-ray Lasers” is preferred. The Center is focused on the structure and dynamics of biological soft matter.

    Candidates seeking consideration must apply at, and submit application materials including: CV, research and teaching statements, and a list of publications. They must also arrange for three confidential letters of reference. Review of applications will begin March 1, 2015 and continue until the position is filled. Applications received after February 28, 2015 might not be considered. UWM is an AA/EO employer: All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

    For further information please email the UWM Department of Physics at:

  • NSF BioXFEL STC Postdoctoral Research Award granted to Michael Thompson of UCSF

    The BioXFEL Center is proud to announce the recipient of the Postdoctoral Research Award. Michael Thompson of the University of California - San Francisco. Michael received an undergraduate degree from UC Berkeley and a Ph.D. from UCLA.  He is currently a postdoc in the Fraser Laboratory at UCSF.   The award is for $20,000 per year for two years.  Below is a summary of his work.

  • ASU Hosts Nozzle Maker Workshop

    Students and postdocs (from left) Rajic Harimooth and Katherina Jungnickel with Nogly Przemyslaw (on far right), demonstrate their skills making Gas-Dynamic-Virtual Nozzles to Professor John Spence and technician Stella Lisova (center) at a BioXFEL Science and Technology Center workshop held Janunary 28, 2014 at ASU near Phoenix, Arizona (Peter Bernsten absent).

  • BioXFEL Summer Internship Opportunity

    Visit our Education page for more information on how to apply for a 2014 Summer Internship at BioXFEL.