331 mirror glue
January 21st, 2021
Yes, glue! This is standard for these types of mirrors, apparently. They are glued into their assemblies using a special glue that holds under vacuum and provides good thermal conductivity. We are mak...  Read More
by Corie Ralston
331 focusing mirror install
November 12th, 2020
We are working with (well, maybe just really "observing") the engineering team as they prepare to install the new focusing mirror in beamline 3.3.1. This requires that a few elements in the beamline b...  Read More
by Corie Ralston
Electron Footprinting?
October 20th, 2020
We are teaming up with Daniele Filippetto at the ALS to investigate whether we can use an electron beam for footprinting.  Daniele is s a staff scientist in the Advanced Light Source Accelerator Physi...  Read More
by Corie Ralston
Mirror project re-commences
October 3rd, 2020
After a hiatus due to 1) COVID and 2) all the engineers temporarily deployed to other projects, we are back on track with the mirror install project for beamlin 3.3.1. This beamline is currently decom...  Read More
by Corie Ralston
Back to 5.3.1
September 11th, 2020
The ALS is very graciously allowing us to use beamline 5.3.1 again. This beamline is a focused white light beamline, so it delivers extremely high brightness to samples, enabling us to look at larger ...  Read More
by Corie Ralston
Latest workshop video online
August 22nd, 2020
One of the advantages of holding a virtual workshop is that we were able to record it. Here is the link to the full 3-hour workshop on hydroxyl radical footprinting held on July 31, 2020 as part of th...  Read More
by Corie Ralston
FP helps in fight against COVID-19
August 22nd, 2020
We are very proud to have contributed to the development of specific nanobodies against SARS-CoV-2 viral particles. This was work led by a group at UCSF who developed and screened a large library of s...  Read More
by Corie Ralston
FP team Interview
August 19th, 2020
Protein Metrics interviewed us about X-ray footprinting and how we are analyzing our data using the PMI software. Link to the interview is below.......  Read More
by Corie Ralston
100 workshop registrants!
July 28th, 2020
We have over 100 people registered for our Footprinting workshop at the ACA conference this Friday! Apparently In the era of Zoom, workshops are more popular than ever. Hope to see you there.......  Read More
by Corie Ralston
ACA Workshop Planned - July 31st
July 3rd, 2020
We've got a great lineup planned for our workshop at the ACA meeting later this month. ...  Read More
by Corie Ralston
Video tutorials
June 25th, 2020
We plan to make a series of video tutorials for the footprinting experiment, and here are the first two. These were presentations that we gave as part of the PMI workshop in June 2020:Overview of the ...  Read More
by Corie Ralston
PMI Workshop Coming Up
June 15th, 2020
Sayan, Line and I will be attending (via Zoom) the upcoming Protein Metrics "Biopharma Series from home" workshop on June 23 and 24. Line and I pre-recorded presentations on X-ray footprinting and dat...  Read More
by Corie Ralston