Welcome to the Structural Biology Facility
Currently the SBF is staffed by Dr Katharine Michie, a structural biologist who is both licenced and trained to run the Bruker D8 Venture X-ray diffractometer and robotics.
Dr Michie can advise you on how best to proceed with your project.
Contact her by email today to arrange a First User meeting to see how we can help you.
Where to find us:
Our facility works out of Office 320D, on the western side of Level 3 in the D26 Biosciences North Building.
To visit, please contact Kate in advance to gain access to the office area at a suitable time.
Structural Biology X-ray Facility
Mark Wainwright Analytical Centre
Office 320D, Level 3 West,
Biosciences North D26
University of New South Wales
Sydney, NSW 2052
How it works:
Our Facility houses a number of specialised instruments for Structural Biology. These instruments can be used by trained and inducted students, staff and visitors as a part of each individual user agreeement to be arranged with by the Facility manager. There are modest fees associated with instrument access which cover the consumable costs and maintenance for the instruments.
Users are able to use one or all the parts/instruments of the facility after being inducted and trained. Access to each instrument is then obtained via an online-booking system (ACLS).
Dr Michie is also able to collaborate with research groups to further interpret structural biology data if help is required.
We ask the users who publish data acquired from instruments within the Facility acknowledge the Facility in publications, and also advise us of publications that mention the Facility.
How to get started:
The first place to start is to contact Kate Michie to arrange a meeting.
At this "First User meeting" Kate will give you a tour of the Facility and discuss your needs. This meeting is free and comes with no obligations.
If our facility can be of use, user inductions and access can be arranged from here.