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Issue No. 30
From the Associate Director

This is my last chance to remind you about the June Users' Meeting and six CHESS-U science workshops: click the dates below to read about and register for exciting and educational meetings. There is no charge for any of the science workshops; we hope to encourage you to identify and discuss science you'd like to do in the next few years with CHESS beamlines upgraded to modern undulator-fed instruments. As I type this, a BioSAXS workshop is being held at CHESS, and this time we're streaming presentations via Youtube with a live chat feature. We're planning to do the same for the science workshops, so if traveling to Ithaca is not an option for you, please consider participating remotely. To keep track and better serve remote participants, we're asking that you also register using the standard on-line form. Lastly, I'd be remiss to close without drawing your attention to some highlights about users winning awards, great science from plant biology to antibiotic synthesis to nanocrystals, as well as two education and outreach efforts - one sending a student and post-doc to Washington to meet the director of the NSF!

-Ernest Fontes
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2016 X-RAY RUNS: May 11 - July 1

2016 CHESS USERS' MEETING: June 7 - 8


It is well known that plants, like animals, must constantly regulate and transport nutrients to survive. For example, the leaves of many plant species begin life as net nutrient sinks... more »

Chris Fromme, Cornell Molecular Biology & Genetics, has been awarded a prestigious Guggenheim fellowship for his work in structural biology... more »

Development of a useful sensor with typical application in harsh environments is highly demanded. Pressure processing provides an easy and quick way to make the early discovery of sensor materials with newly manifested properties... more »

On April 26, CHESS members Joel Brock, Ernie Fontes, Louisa Smieska, and Mark Obstalecki attended the 2016 CNSF (Coalition for National Science Funding) Exhibition in Washington D.C.... more »

As the last run of 2015 wound down last December 7th, CHESS engineers Alan Pauling and Tom Krawczyk prepared to complete the assembly of two brand-new UHV chambers, along with their valuable cargo: newly-coated, internal-cooled synthetic multilayer monochromators for G-line... more »

Living cells are constantly producing proteins (polypeptides) by translating genetic sequences (messenger RNA) using the large molecular complex called the ribosome... more »

If a 12 year-old child were to ask you to tell them the most important thing you do on a daily basis as part of your job, what would you say? This question was posed to several engineers at CHESS who were asked to describe in simple terms... more »
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