[phenixbb] CC beamtime application deadline this saturday

Banumathi Sankaran BSankaran at lbl.gov
Fri Aug 14 00:35:38 PDT 2009

Dear Users,

The deadline for October/November/December 2009 Collaborative Crystallography proposals will be August 15, 2009.

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Through the Collaborative Crystallography Program  (CC) at the Advanced Light Source (ALS), scientists can send protein crystals to Berkeley Center for Structural Biology (BCSB) staff researchers for data collection and analysis. The CC Program can provide a number of benefits to researchers:

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

To apply, please submit  a proposal through the ALS General User proposal review process for beamtime allocation. Proposals are reviewed and ranked by the Proposal Study Panel, and beamtime is allocated accordingly. BCSB staff schedule the CC projects on Beamlines 5.0.1 and 5.0.2 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 learn more, go to:


To submit a proposal, go to:  http://alsusweb.lbl.gov/.
Scroll down to "Structural Biology beamlines (includes protein SAXS)" and click on "New Proposal."  Enter your proposal information, with attention to the following details:

   * For question 3/First choice, select "5.0.1 (Monochromatic);" for
     question 3/Second choice, select "5.0.2 (MAD)."
   * Check box (yes) in response to question "Do you want collaborative
     crystallography (beamline 5.0.1 or 5.0.2 only ?)
   * In question 9, please describe a specific research project with a
     clear end point.

In order to request CC time for October/November/December 2009 allocation period, proposals must be submitted by August 15, 2009. Please note that the ALS will be shut down in September, 2009.

The deadline for CC proposals for the time period January/February 2010 will be November 15, 2009.

Banumathi Sankaran

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