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Protein Crystallization Platform


Detailed knowledge about the spatial structure of a specific protein is highly valuable for many experiments. One of the most effective techniques for determining protein structures is X-ray crystallography, which requires high quality mono-crystals of the protein. Obtaining such crystals is an empirical, labour intensive process and a crucial step on the way to structure determination. Therefore, the CellNetworks Cluster of Excellence and the Biochemistry Center (AG Prof. Sinning) have established the Protein Crystallization Platform, a core facility that sets up and monitors high-throughput crystallization trials at nano-liter scale. The services of this facility are available to researchers in and outside CellNetworks.