X-ray Footprinting Workshop at the ACA Conference

At the ALS, X-ray Footprinting is a structural biology method that is available to users on beamline 3.2.1. Although X-ray Footprinting is not currently funded through ALS-ENABLE, the method serves a similar user base, and many of the biologists who come to the ALS use footprinting along with the other more standard methods of crystallography and small angle scattering. We recently held a workshop at the ACA to help publicize the method and what it can be used for. Over a hundred people registered for the workshop!

Bioimaging Forum

Members of the ALS-ENABLE team helped organize a Bioimaging Forum to discuss current and future bioimaging methods and science at Berkeley Lab. This is the first in a series of Innovation Forums organized at the lab.

COVID-19 Research at ALS-ENABLE

ALS-ENABLE are among a limited number of beamlines at the ALS given approval for operation during the current Bay Area shelter-in-place orders. We are open for all your research needs; but our priority at this time is to support structural biology research on the the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. If you are interested in sending…
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BL 12.3.1 has a new flight tube

SIBYLS installed a new flight tube at BL 12.3.1 giving us 2 meters distance from beam to detector allowing for wider angle capture. If you are interested in sending samples for collection go to our mail-in website to book a slot

Interlocks in action

Our friends in the protein footprinting group took this picture of BL 3.2.1 during the safety interlock in which red light was flashing to warn users to not enter the hutch.

Happy Friday ALS Enablers!!

Vintage plate with our namesake.


This commemorative plate was sent to retirees as a nice memory for those who retired from Lawrence Berkeley Lab.

Welcome to our sabbatical scientist

ALS-ENABLE warmly welcomes Dr. Miriam Gochin who is on sabbatical at Berkeley Lab for 6 months. Dr. Gochin is a professor in the College of Medicine at Touro University. Her research includes the development of assays for the detection, evaluation and development of fusion inhibitors against the HIV-1 envelope protein gp41, which is responsible for…
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ALS-ENABLE represented at the ACA in Kentucky

We are back at the ACA again this year! Here we are wearing our Berkeley Lab shirts at our booth in the Covington Convention Center right across the river from Cincinnati.

Small angle scattering workshop held at the ALS on May 9 2019

The ALS-ENABLE team held a one-day workshop for current and future SIBYLS users. The workshop covered the latest advances in SAXS studies on biological systems, advances in synchrotron scattering techniques, modeling of dynamic and flexible structures, and integrating bioSAXS analysis within high resolution structures.

Biosciences at ALS-U and Beyond

We had good attendance at our February workshop, and good discussion. No one can predict the future, but we all made our best guesses about what our structural biology users will need from the ALS in the 5 to 10 year timeframe, based on trends in funding, publications, and the current science that everyone is…
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