Welcome!


The Crystallographic X-ray Facility at the Department of Biochemistry, University of Cambridge houses crystallisation robots; crystal growth-monitoring/imaging system; a rotating anode generator with CCD detector for single crystal X-ray diffraction studies, and computer infrastructure equipped with a variety of crystallographic software.

Facility services are provided on a fee basis and include:

  • access to the Facility’s instruments
  • consultations on protein purification, crystallisation and crystal optimisation
  • assistance in X-ray diffraction crystal screening, data collection, processing, structure determination, refinement and analysis
  • assistance in installation of a wide variety of Protein Crystallography software on Linux (OpenSuse, Ubuntu) and Mac OS X operating systems
  • training in Protein Crystallography techniques

If you are interested in using the facility please contact the Facility Manager: Dr Dima Chirgadze (dyc21 at cam.ac.uk).


Please note that certain parts of this website are for local (to the University of Cambridge) access only.