Special Issue "Macromolecular Serial Crystallography (Volume II)"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2022) | Viewed by 4280
Interests: serial crystallography; X-ray free-electron lasers; time-resolved serial crystallography; protein structure and dynamics; structure-based drug discovery
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After the publication of the first volume of the Special Issue “Macromolecular Serial Crystallography” in Crystals (https://www.mdpi.com/journal/crystals/special_issues/Macromolecular_Serial_Crystallography), we are now delighted to announce the launch of the second volume on this topic. Room temperature macromolecular serial crystallography started to gain popularity about ten years ago when the first serial femtosecond crystallography experiment was performed at the first X-ray free-electron laser (XFEL) ever built. This cutting-edge technology has enabled structural biologists access to previously restricted scientific areas (e.g., macromolecular dynamics) for conventional macromolecular crystallography. Until recently, the number of structural biologists using these facilities was limited to just a few groups. However, this number has increased notably in the past 3–4 years due to 1) the appearance of XFEL facilities with advanced technology, allowing for higher data collection rates (megahertz, MHz) and improved data processing pipelines, 2) improved sample efficiency methods, which allows for collecting full data sets at much lower sample consumption, and 3) the successful adaptation of serial crystallography strategies at most 3rd generation synchrotron facilities, allowing a fruitful synergy between synchrotrons and XFELs that have accelerated the access and impact to an even larger community.
Thus, the main goal of this Special Issue “Macromolecular Serial Crystallography II” will be to gather both research and review articles from experts in the filed (chemists, biologists, physicists, and structural biologists), with the ultimate goal of creating an international platform that provides rich and reference information on the latest advances and exciting discoveries in the still-emerging technology of serial crystallography at XFELs and its adaptation to 3rd generation synchrotron radiation sources.
Dr. José Manuel Martín-García
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- Protein structure and dynamics
- Drug discovery science
- Serial femtosecond crystallography
- X-ray free electron lasers
- Synchrotron radiation sources
- Sample delivery techniques
- Data Processing and analysis for serial crystallography