Automation and Remote Synchrotron Data Collection
M. Gilski
Department of Crystallography, Faculty of Chemistry, A. Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland
Center for Biocrystallographic Research, Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poznań, Poland
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Received: 24 09 2007;
X-ray crystallography is the natural choice for macromolecular structure determination by virtue of its accuracy, speed, and potential for further speed gains, while synchrotron radiation is indispensable because of its intensity and tuneability. Good X-ray crystallographic diffraction patterns are essential and frequently this is achievable through using the few large synchrotrons located worldwide. Beamline time on these facilities have long queues, and increasing the efficiency of utilization of these facilities will help in expediting the structure determination process. Automation and remote data collection are therefore essential steps in ensuring that macromolecular structure determination becomes a very high throughput process.
DOI: 10.12693/APhysPolA.114.331
PACS numbers: 07.85.Qe, 61.05.cp,