CIC bioGUNE onLINE Services



CIC-bioGUNE´s macromolecular crystallography platform offer competitive services in structure determination for in house users as well as external users.

Today there are many structural genomic (SG) groups around the world working in the high-throughput (HT) determination of protein structures. High effort has been invested in the development of protocols for automatization of all steps during protein structure determination process (cloning, expression, crystallization, data collection, processing and phasing). CIC-bioGUNE enjoys state-of-the-art X-ray crystallography facilities that today can support HT crystallization experiments and conventional in house data collection.

Our aim is to promote the use of the crystallization facility as a HT service, offering most of the commercial crystallization condition and customized solutions for the specific user’s requirements. The imagine analysis platform allows users to check their crystallization experiments on-line. This feature may be appealing for external users since they would be able to track their own experiments remotely.

There are many scientists that may be interested in incorporate crystallographic studies in their own project but do not have the infrastructure or the expertise to perform the experiment, the macromolecular crystallography platform at CIC-bioGUNE can offer to them the infrastructure as a service, including training for proper use of the equipment and advice in crystallization quality sample preparation.

Within collaborative research we can offer, data collection, data processing, structure determination, validation and coordinates deposition in the PDB data bank