Macromolecular Crystallography X-Ray Diffraction Lab

Overview of Services

The Macromolecular Crystallography X-ray Diffraction Lab is used by researchers to collect their own X-ray data in order to determine the molecular structures of proteins, viruses, and nucleic acids using X-ray crystallographic techniques. The lab has two Rigaku X-ray generators (RU-H2R and RU-200), each with a Rigaku R-AXIS IV++ image plate detector, multilayer confocal X-ray focusing optics, Oxford Cryosystems dry nitrogen gas cryogenic crystal cooler, and an inverted phi axis for easy mounting and recovery of crystals.

Getting Started

Contact the X-ray Diffraction Lab manager Tim Schmidt (tschmidt@purdue.edu) for initial X-ray safety training and subsequent help using the equipment to collect X-ray data. For those with little or no background in X-ray crystallography, assistance in understanding the basic fundamentals of X-ray crystallography is also provided.

Leadership

Calvin Steussy, MD, PhD - Director

  

Tim Schmidt - X-Ray Lab Manager

765-496-3131

tschmidt@purdue.edu

Location

   

 

Hockmeyer Hall of Structural Biology

Room 289

240 South Martin Jischke Drive

West Lafayette, IN  47907

Getting Started

**For Purdue individuals: First-time users should click "Sign-up" in upper right.  Returning students will click "Login"

 

**For Non-Purdue individuals: Before you register, you must be assigned a Business Partner Number and given Purdue credentials to register/login.  

Please contact the center manager for further information.

Links and Resources

Purdue University Center for Cancer Research