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Research Facilities at the Department of Biochemistry


The Crystallographic X-ray Facility at the Department of Biochemistry, University of Cambridge houses crystallisation robots; crystal growth-monitoring/imaging system and computer infrastructure equipped with a variety of crystallographic software.

Facility services are provided on a fee basis and include:

  • access to the Facility’s instruments 
  • consultations on protein purification, crystallisation and crystal optimisation
  • assistance in X-ray diffraction crystal screening, data collection, processing, structure determination, refinement and analysis
  • assistance in installation of a wide variety of Protein Crystallography software on Linux (OpenSuse, Ubuntu) and Mac OS X operating systems
  • training in Protein Crystallography techniques

If you are interested in using the facility please contact the Facility Manager: Dr Paul Brear (pdb47 at