BioSAXS - Exploring biological macromolecules in their native state

Small-angle X-ray scattering (SAXS) has become a widely used analysis method in structural biology. The BioSAXS technique provides valuable information on the size, 3D shape, folding state, aggregation, and molecular weight of biological macromolecules (proteins, lipids, RNA/DNA, antibodies) in solution. In comparison to complementary methods such as single-crystal X-ray diffraction (SC-XRD), SAXS allows analysis of the structure of these materials in their native state. 

The webinar content will be: 

  • Basic introduction to the BioSAXS method 
  • Comparing the BioSAXS method with complementary structural biology methods 
  • Discussion of selected application examples of BioSAXS studies on biological samples 

Target group: 

  • Anyone working in the field of protein, lipid, and RNA/DNA materials and who is interested in their structural characterization 
  • Anyone using complementary techniques (e.g. SC-XRD, Cryo-EM, NMR, etc.) for analyzing biological materials 
  • Anyone working both in R&D and QC of biological materials 
Dr. Heike Ehmann (English)
Heike Ehmann

Dr. Heike Ehmann finished her master degree with the focus on physical chemistry at the University of Graz and obtained her PhD in mechanical engineering and nanotechnology from the University of Maribor, with a focus on structuring bio-based polymers and their structural characterization. After her PhD studies, she joined the University of Graz and worked in the field of X-ray scattering analysis of pharmaceutical materials. She joined Anton Paar in September 2016 and is currently product specialist for small-angle X-ray scattering at Anton Paar GmbH.

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