X-ray User Group Meeting

X-ray User Group Meetings

When: Wednesday June 30th at 11am in BSB 2.240

What: Crystal Optimization: Tricks and Tips

Who: Justin Robert jurobert@utmb.edu

Contact: Dr. Mark A. White white@xray.utmb.edu

SCSB Crystallography News

An important follow-on paper to Emily Scott's (James Halpert, PI) original PNAS cytochrome P450 2B4 paper has been published in JBC. Congratulations to Emily and her co-workers. We wish Emily all the best in her new position on the faculty of the University of Kansas. Well Done!

Emily E. Scott , Mark A. White, You Ai He, Eric F. Johnson, C. David Stout, James R. Halpert, Structure of Mammalian Cytochrome P450 2B4 Complexed with 4-(4-chlorophenyl)imidazole at 1.9 Å Resolution: Insight into the Range of P450 Conformations and Coordination of Redox Partner Binding, JBC 2004

X-ray Crystallography Reading List – June

(Available from the MML via ILLIAD)

(See more at Acta Cryst. D)

Acta Cryst. (2004). D60, 686-695 [ DOI 10.1107/S0907444904003002 ] Determination of a novel structure by a combination of long-wavelength sulfur phasing and radiation-damage-induced phasing, M. S. Weiss, G. Mander, R. Hedderich, K. Diederichs, U. Ermler and E. Warkentin.

Acta Cryst. (2004). D60, 601-605 [ DOI 10.1107/S0907444903029664 ] Microseed matrix screening to improve crystals of yeast cytosine deaminase, G. C. Ireton and B. L. Stoddard

Acta Cryst. (2004). D60, 616 [ DOI 10.1107/S0907444904002616 ] , Comment on Flash-cooling of macromolecular crystals to overcome increased mosaicity by Yao, Yasutake & Tanaka (2004), D. F. Sargent and T. J. Richmond [PDF version]

Crystallographic Meetings (IUCr) (ACA) (BCA)

ACA: July 17 – 22, 2004, Chicago, Deadline: June 1, 2004 (Info)

Gordon Diffraction Methods: July 11-16, 2004, Maine (Info)

European Crystallographic Meting: Aug. 26-31, 2004, Budapest (Info)

Eleanor & Guy Dodson Symposium: Sept. 10-12, 2004,York (UK) (Info)

Structural Biology Symposium: Sept. 15-18, 2004, Hamburg (Info)

Southwestern Macromolecular: Oct. ??, 2004, Houston (info)


Beam Time

June 8 - 10th 2004

June 27 - 29th 2004

July 27 - 29th 2004

August 23 - 25th 2004

September 16 -17th 2004

Time begins at noon of 1st day. Radiation Safety - PX1Ring Current – Directions – Hotels and Restaurants (PX1 225.578.7137)

Let The SCSB Advance Your Research

The SCSB is here to facilitate your Structural Biology research.

Research Areas



  • User Training

  • Mentoring

  • Collaborations

User Training

The SCSB staff is always ready and happy to train your students, post-docs and technicians in the correct use of the SCSB Instrumentation. They will also pick-up a few helpful hints along the way also. The support of the SCSB and the assistance by the staff member(s) should be acknowledged in any publications.


If you do not have the expertise to perform certain types of research the SCSB staff or faculty may be able to mentor your graduate student or post-doc as a collaborative project. Mentoring requires a significant commitment by both the mentor and student learning a new field of research. The Mentor should be co-author on any publications resulting from the student's research project. The support of the SCSB should be acknowledged in any publications.


Please contact any SCSB researcher (PI) or Core Manager to discuss possible collaborate research projects. Of course such projects are at the discretion and time-restraints of the collaborator. The Collaborator should be an author on any publications resulting from the collaborative research project. The support of the SCSB should be acknowledged in any publications.

X-ray Group User Meetings

When: Last Wednesday of each month.

Where: BSB 2.240

When: 11 am

Contact: Dr. Mark A. White white@xray.utmb.edu