Protein Crystallography and Biophysics Centre (BiophysX)
Institute of Structural and Molecular Biology (ISMB)
Birkbeck College / University College London



The laboratory was completely refurbished in 2011 and now houses state-of-the-art equipment for successful screening and optimization of crystallographic experiments. This research facility aims to provide a self-contained service to members of the department, as well as the broader ISMB.

Equipment overview
  • robotics facilities for large-scale screening and production of ‘de novo’ optimization screens.
  • facilities for manual setup, as well as crystal manipulation and freezing.
  • 2 temperature-controlled rooms: one at 4°C and the other at 16°C (this one has automatic crystal storage and imagining systems for crystal detection).
  • a facility for in-house data collection using a modern rigaku detector with CCD image collection equipment.

ISMB Biophysics Centre, Birkbeck, University of London
Last modified July 2020 (under construction)