Biology and Biomembranes
08 Dec 2010
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The study of biological complexes and biomembranes are rapidly growing fields of research where the unique power of neutron scattering techniques is providing key information.

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The antimicrobial protein beta-purothionin bound to a anionic lipid monolayer. Structure deduced by neutron reflectometry.
 
​Neutron scattering is increasing our understanding of biological structures. Whether it’s examining the structure of a biological complex in solution, a surface associated model biological membrane or studying the dynamics of a biological macromolecule neutron scattering techniques are providing key insights. However, this growing area of research comes with its own unique challenges.

To face these challenges, the biological and bio-membranes groups at ISIS assist facility users in the preparation and analysis of biological samples prior to, during and after ISIS instrument beam-time to allow the biological user community at ISIS to get the most out of their neutron scattering experiments.​

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