The Macromolecular Crystallography and X-Ray Diffraction facility provides support in crystallization as well as X-ray diffraction data collection of macromolecules such as proteins or protein complexes. Furthermore, the facility also provides training in crystallization, crystal picking and mounting on X-ray diffractometer to scientists and research scholars of ACTREC and those from other national laboratories.
The equipment in the facility includes:
At present, three research labs of ACTREC (Bose Lab, Prasanna Lab and Varma Lab) are active users of the facility. In 2017, Prasanna lab has collected high resolution data. This year, ~ 15 crystals of different proteins were mounted for X-ray diffraction analysis.