Crystallography is the most powerful method for determining the atomic three dimensional structures of large biological molecules. The technique provides valuable information used to direct research projects throughout the College, where groups use X-ray crystallography to link protein structure with function and rational drug design.
The College also has block access to the Synchrotron Radiation sources at Diamond (Didcot, UK) and ESRF (Grenoble, France) in collaboration with the University of St Andrews.
The X-ray crystallography Facility is funded by the Wellcome Trust.
100 YEARS OF CRYSTALLOGRAPHY A video from The Royal Institution on the history of X–ray crystallography, beginning with the Nobel Prize winning research by William Lawrence Bragg and his son William Henry, on through the use of X-ray diffraction by the Curiosity rover on Mars.
Watch the full video with related content here: http://richannel.org/celebrating-crystallography