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Updated: Nov. 12, 2021

Join us for our weekly webinar series --- Tuesdays at 12pm ET hear from developers and scientists about what's new in structural biology. Community members can connect via Zoom and …
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BioGrids for SBGrid Users Tutorial

Published: Nov. 5, 2021

For SBGrid users who are already familiar with the SBGrid software installation platform, members may opt-in in to include the BioGrids software stack in their installation. BioGrids in an SBGrid-style …

Updated: Nov. 1, 2021

Our position postings page advertises open positions for postdocs, students, faculty, and staff in SBGrid member laboratories and institutions. Please send brief descriptions to Michelle. Postings will remain online for …

Published: Sept. 26, 2021

From the viewpoint of her undergraduate classmates at University of Amsterdam, Gabby Rudenko might as well have been relocating to Siberia when she sought training in protein structure at the …

Published: July 26, 2021

The parents of Montserrat Samso could not have predicted the symmetry of her name and her future work as a scientist. She is named for a large geologic structure near …

Published: June 28, 2021

If insects had horror movies, one of the scariest would feature tiny monsters. The grisly drama would spotlight the real-life threat to insects from young threadworms, smaller than eyelashes, and …

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Published: Feb. 25, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has schooled scientists in unexpected ways. Ho Leung Ng, for example, was surprised to learn coronavirus infections are common and often fatal in cats. “I’m more of a dog person,” …

Published: Jan. 29, 2021

As a kid, Ernesto Fuentes lived in Brazil just long enough to stock up on the soccer skills he now shares with his kids. His affinity for structural biology may have arisen at …

Published: Nov. 27, 2020

The story of how a viral protein meets a cell membrane has become a compelling narrative during the COVID-19 pandemic. James Hurley at University of California, Berkeley, understands the appeal better than most …

Published: Nov. 12, 2020

Many thanks to all who joined our most recent mini-series - Cryo-electron microscopy: from Sample to Structure - hosted in collaboration with Prof. Kurt Krause of University of Otago, Prof. Piotr Sliz of …

Published: Sept. 28, 2020

Inside cells, DNA is coiled around histone proteins, making spools of nucleosomes. Cynthia Wolberger studies the molecular machines that unwrap the chromatin packing to transcribe or repair genes. The structures reveal complicated biological …

Published: July 31, 2020

Priyamvada Acharya studies how proteins on the surface of HIV move to invade cells and evade the immune system. For many years her research has been focused on the HIV-1 envelope (Env), a …

Published: June 27, 2020

As one of best selling games of all time, Minecraft and its spinoffs are familiar to hundreds of millions of dedicated fans. But few people know about the video game’s legacy in cryo-electron …

Updated: April 29, 2020

Three weeks after most research on campus was paused in the first wave of the U.S. coronavirus pandemic, Yuh Min Chook learned that a cancer drug her group helped develop was going into …

Updated: March 30, 2020

Some things take time and patience. Like generating higher atomic resolution structures from cryo-electron microscopy. Or reconstructing a protein’s hidden coils in atomic models. Or mastering the skills and teamwork in field hockey. …

Updated: March 25, 2020

We've got a couple of operating system alerts for those of you looking to buy new computers or update existing Mac or Linux machines: SBGrid is not compatible with MacOS 10.15 "Catalina without …

Published: Feb. 27, 2020

For sports buffs, the end of winter ushers in a new season of competitive delights. Alan Brown’s spring thoughts turn to Formula One and the pre-season test runs of new designs and rampant …

Updated: Jan. 30, 2020

One day soon, the process of collecting data from cryo-electron microscopes may be as automated as it is on synchrotron beamlines. Until then, Guy Schoehn and his team will be busy training and …

Updated: Dec. 18, 2019

A few years ago on a visit to Cape Cod, Michael Rosen was walking along the beach at low tide. He came across a tidal pool set in a giant rock. The pool …
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