UQROCX Crystallisation Facility

Remote operation crystallisation and X-ray diffraction facility

UQ ROCX provides access to world-class equipment for protein crystallisation and diffraction studies to solve crystal structures. Services include protein crystallisation condition screening and optimisation, crystal diffraction screening, data collection, data processing, and structure determination. Nano-litre liquid handlers and automated imaging means that large numbers of crystallisation conditions can be investigated with small quantities of protein.

Researchers are using the facility to draw electron density maps that resolve protein structures at atomic resolution, with applications in protein functional studies, drug design and screening fragment libraries for drug leads.

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Equipment available

Crystallisation Screen Conditions