MiTeGen Newsletter May 2021
Article: Millisecond Mix-and-Quench Crystallography - New Screens - Article: Bioinformatic Tools - Choosing A Microscope - Events/Jobs/News
Article - Millisecond Mix-and-Quench Crystallography (MMQX) Enables Time-Resolved Studies of PEPCK With Remote Data Collection
Image Source: Clinger, et al. (2021). Millisecond mix-and-quench crystallography (MMQX) enables time-resolved studies of PEPCK with remote data collection. IUCrJ, volume 8, Part 5
In this paper at IUCrJ by Jonathan A. Clinger, et al., is explains millisecond mix-and-quench crystallography (MMQX) "which yields millisecond time-resolved data using far fewer crystals and routine remote synchrotron data collection." MMQX should "lower the entry barrier to time-resolved crystallography" and "enable a broad expansion in structural studies of protein dynamics."
Updated Products - XP Screens
We recently added to and updated our selection of XP Screens which promote protein crystallization even for the most challenging targets and improve diffraction quality of protein crystals. In addition, XP Screens have been upgraded with the Anderson−Evans polyoxotungstate (TEW) which is shown to improve crystal quality and resolution.
Article - Using Bioinformatics Tools To Get The Most Out Of Your Protein Sequence
From a paper at Acta Cryst D by Joana Pereira, et al. , learn about the advantages of using bioinformatics tools to get the most out of your protein sequence. The MPI Bioinformatics Toolkit is "described and how their combined use can provide meaningful information on a protein of unknown function is demonstrated."
Product Spotlight - Choosing A Microscope Made Easy
Research labs need great equipment for better results. Having a high-quality stereo microscopes for sample screening and preparation in crystallography and cryo-EM can make a big difference to researchers.

To make life easier, we've generated microscope bundles for every size lab and budget. Our kits offer the features that matter the most for researchers and are generated by one of the leading optics manufacturer in the world, Carl Zeiss.
Upcoming Events
At MiTeGen, we sponsor numerous events, conferences, workshops and symposiums throughout the year. These events include fields such as structural biology, crystallography, cryo-EM, beamline research and more. We believe in supporting researchers and our industry. Listed below are two upcoming events you might find interesting.
The 78th Annual Pittsburgh Diffraction Conference will be held September 19th to the 21st. Format is virtual. We are sponsoring and participating virtually via a booth.
Protein Structure Determination in Industry Meeting (PSDI) will be held November 8th to the 10th. Format is virtual. We are sponsoring, exhibiting via a virtual booth and giving a talk.
Looking For More Events, Workshops and Conferences
If you are looking for more events visit our events page. It lists conferences, workshops, symposiums, user meetings and more.

Topics include structural biology, material science, crystallography, cryo-EM, beamline research and more.
Industry Resources and News
Here is a small selection of hand picked industry resources and news for your browsing.

  • The Australian Research Council Centre for Cryo-electron Microscopy of Membrane Proteins is recruiting PhD students for 2022. To learn more, sign up and attend their informational meeting September 28th - Learn More
  • The Ludo Frevel Crystallography Scholarship is now accepting application. It is an award to support the education and research program of promising graduate students in crystallography-related fields. Deadline is October 14th - Learn More
  • The LEAPS-INNOV pilot project is now live. It focusses on the implementation of new strategies and activities for long-term partnerships between industry and the European light sources, synchrotrons and free-electron lasers, with their tens of thousands of users - Learn More
  • The EMBL International PhD Program is accepting applications until 11 October 2021. The program provides comprehensive interdisciplinary training, maintaining a careful balance between theory and practice, close mentoring and creative freedom, collaborative teamwork and independence - Learn More
  • The Azrieli postdoctoral fellowship is now accepting applications. Those awarded will come to Israel to do independent postdoctoral research in crystallography and x-ray diffraction - Learn More
  • Biological Imaging is now welcoming submissions. Topics covered include but are not limited to, microscopy, image acquisition and processing, image data mining and analysis, mathematical modelling and machine learning - Learn More
  • MDPI is now accepting manuscript submissions for the special issue "Cryo-Electron Microscopy (Cryo-EM) of Membrane Proteins" - Learn More
  • If you are looking to get started with electron microscopy, Thermofisher offers a support center that provides technical content, resources, and proposal writing tools to help with your funding needs - Learn More
  • IUCr Teaching Edition of International Tables for Crystallography: Crystallographic symmetry is now available - Learn More
  • The Diamond Light Source 2020-2021 Annual Review is now available. Includes information on Diamonds involvement in COVID-19 research, updates from each group within Diamond and more - Learn More
  • SOLARIS National Synchrotron Radiation Center call for proposals deadline is October 1st, 2021 - Learn More
  • PAL-XFEL call for beamtime proposals deadline is September 27, 2021 - Learn More
Industry Jobs
Searching for a new job? Interested in knowing what positions labs and facilities are offering? Then visit our jobs board on which we list recent industry job offerings.

And remember, if you have an industry relevant job, we are happy to list it on our jobs board.
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