[phenixbb] User proposal submission for Collaborative Crystallography at BCSB

Banumathi Sankaran BSankaran at lbl.gov
Wed Aug 27 15:05:48 PDT 2008

 Dear Users,

 The Berkeley Center for Structural Biology (BCSB) is pleased to announce the launch of a Collaborative Crystallography Pilot Program  (CC) at the Advanced Light Source in Berkeley. Through this program, scientists will be able to send protein crystals to BCSB staff researchers for data collection and analysis. The CC Pilot Program can provide an number of benefits to researchers:

     * Obtain high quality data and analysis through collaborating with
       expert beamline researchers;
      * Rapid turn around on projects;
      * Reduced travel costs.

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    The Collaborative Crystallography program will be piloted on
    beamlines 5.0.1 and 5.0.2 for one year; if successful it will be
    implemented on a permanent basis. CC proposals will go through the regular ALS General User proposal review process for beamtime
    allocation. Proposals will be reviewed and ranked by the Proposal
    Study Panel, and beamtime will be allocated accordingly. BCSB staff will schedule the projects to fit into the available resources.
    Only non-proprietary projects will be accepted. As a condition of
    participation, BCSB staff researchers who participate in data
    collection and/or analysis must be appropriately acknowledged -
    typically being included as authors on publications and in PDB
    depositions. Please consult the website for additional information at:


    How To Apply:

    To submit a proposal, go to:


Click on "protein crystallography" to begin proposal.  For question 3 select "Collaborative PX 501/502."  For question 9,
please describe a specific research project with a clear end point. In order to request CC time for October/November/December 2008 allocation period, proposals must be submitted by Sept 1, 2008. The deadline for CC proposals for the time period January/February 2009 will be November 15, 2008.

 Banumathi Sankaran

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