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Collaboration for Structural Biology: Remote Protein Crystallographic Structure Determination Through Remote Real-Time Data Collection

Using high-performance networks, biologists in Singapore are able to collaborate with protein crystallographers at Stanford to solve complex biological molecules. Very large datasets typically have to be downloaded for subsequent analysis on-site, but through the networks, real-time collection of protein crystallographic data enables researchers in Singapore to solve structures without having to be physically present at Stanford.

To date, the toxic proteins bucandin, stonustoxin and phosphatases have been solved and/or studied in Singapore using this structural biology collaboration. Bucandin was subsequently solved in three weeks using direct methods by researchers at the Cornell High-Energy Synchrotron Source and the University of Gottingen, Germany


Peter Kuhn
Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory, Stanford University

Prasanna Kolatkar
Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory, Stanford University

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