Those We Lost in 2018
Those We Lost in 2018
The scientific community said goodbye to a number of leading researchers this year.
Those We Lost in 2018
Those We Lost in 2018

The scientific community said goodbye to a number of leading researchers this year.

The scientific community said goodbye to a number of leading researchers this year.

x-ray crystallography
Barbara Low, Trailblazing Woman in X-Ray Crystallography, Dies
Barbara Low, Trailblazing Woman in X-Ray Crystallography, Dies
Carolyn Wilke | Mar 15, 2019
The former Columbia University professor’s early work helped illuminate the structure of penicillin, allowing chemists to make variants and broaden the scope of antibiotic treatments.
Aaron Klug, Developer of Crystallographic Electron Microscopy, Dies
Aaron Klug, Developer of Crystallographic Electron Microscopy, Dies
Ashley P. Taylor | Nov 26, 2018
The chemist and biophysicist won a Nobel prize for the development of a technique to probe the structures of nucleotide-protein complexes.
Thomas Steitz, Biologist and X-Ray Crystallographer, Dies
Thomas Steitz, Biologist and X-Ray Crystallographer, Dies
Ashley P. Taylor | Oct 11, 2018
Steitz determined the atomic structure of the ribosome, work for which he won the 2009 Nobel Prize in chemistry.
Crystallography Innovator Dies
Crystallography Innovator Dies
Kerry Grens | Jun 26, 2017
Philip Coppens, who developed photocrystallography, has passed away at age 86.
Doors and Pores
Doors and Pores
Mary Beth Aberlin | Dec 1, 2016
The awesome architecture of the gateways to the nucleus
Zooming In on an Antidepressant Target
Zooming In on an Antidepressant Target
Ruth Williams | Apr 6, 2016
Structural studies reveal how SSRI drugs bind to the human serotonin transporter.
Crystal Unclear
Crystal Unclear
Tracy Vence | Oct 15, 2015
A behind-the-scenes look at how researchers solved the high-resolution crystal structure of the nucleosome core particle raises the age-old question of assigning credit in science.
Renowned Molecular Biologist Dies
Renowned Molecular Biologist Dies
Kerry Grens | May 6, 2015
Alexander Rich, discoverer of Z-DNA, the RNA-DNA double helix, and the structure of collagen, has passed away at age 90.
Mitochondrial Enzyme Detailed
Mitochondrial Enzyme Detailed
Jef Akst | Jan 9, 2015
Researchers reveal clues regarding how an ancient mitochondrial enzyme helps maintain healthy cells across the tree of life.
The Year of Crystallography
The Year of Crystallography
Kerry Grens | Feb 11, 2014
UNESCO highlights accomplishments in crystallography in a year-long celebration in 2014.  
HIV Structural Studies Undermine Prior Work
HIV Structural Studies Undermine Prior Work
Bob Grant | Nov 4, 2013
New research on the structure of the surface protein the virus uses to infiltrate human cells clashes with an earlier paper’s findings, causing some scientists to call for a retraction.
Father of Crystallography Dies
Father of Crystallography Dies
Jeffrey Denoncourt | Jun 17, 2013
Nobel Laureate Jerome Karle has passed away at age 94.
Piece by Piece
Piece by Piece
Sarah Webb | Jun 1, 2013
A guide to fragment-based drug discovery
Brighter, Smaller, Faster
Brighter, Smaller, Faster
Jeffrey M. Perkel | Feb 1, 2013
As X-ray crystallography enters its second century, shrinking crystals and brighter light sources are redefining structural biology.
Painting the Protein Atomic, 1961
Sabrina Richards | Aug 1, 2012
Irving Geis’s revolutionary painting of sperm whale myoglobin illuminated the nascent field of protein structure.
Molecular Blueprints
Cristina Luiggi | Mar 27, 2012
Check out the latest crop of high-resolution structures and how they inform biological function.
Top 7 in Neuroscience
Tia Ghose | Aug 23, 2011
A snapshot of the most highly ranked articles in neuroscience, from Faculty of 1000