BioSAXS experiments at ESRF in Grenoble
Two of our researchers spent a sunny weekend in Grenoble - deep in the underbelly of the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility!
The experimental hall and storage ring building of the ESRF © P.Ginter/ESRF
Hanna and Sebastian from our department joined a group of three scientist from the Department of Chemistry to Grenoble for a geeky weekend of small-angle x-ray scattering experiments. Instead of enjoying the sunny and hot summer weather in the picturesque French town, they spend their time in France staring at liquids flow in a tiny capillary and appreciating the beauty of small-angle x-ray scatter plots.
Reidar Lund, one of our closest collaborators,managed to get 48 hours of beamtime at the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility and kindly offered to share his experiment hours with us. We took up the offer and packed up some of our intrinsically disordered biomimetic peptides and made sure every photon of those 48 experimental hours were made to count.
Let's see what Sebastian was up to during those 48 hours in Grenoble!