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Structural Biology

To understand the molecular mechanisms of protein function it is necessary to determine the three-dimensional structure of the protein. In MMI, Dr. Hazes is structural biologist using protein crystallography to obtain very detailed experimental structures. MMI has excellent facilities to grow crystals, collect X-ray diffraction patterns, structure determination and structure analysis.

Publicly available structures can also be downloaded from the protein data bank and analysed visually or computationally. If you need a hand, feel free to contact Dr. Hazes.

Equipment

  • Two X-ray generators and detectors for macromolecular crystallography
  • Nanoliter volume protein crystallization robot
  • Automated protein crystallization image-capture microscope
  • Graphics workstations for analysis and modeling of protein structures

Nanodrop crystallization facility