Why a BAG?

Getting your samples tested for crystal density and quality is crucial and will help you succeed in getting your XFEL proposals granted beamtime as well as in getting your samples ready for your XFEL experiments. So, we provide beamtime to conduct SSX experiments at ALBA. If you are interested in serial crystallography experiments and you have potential targets, or if you have an upcoming XFEL experiment, we offer to help you to test your samples at ALBA with using viscous jets as sample delivery method. In addition, as part of the BAG, we also offer training for sample preparation and characterization, sample delivery and data processing.

The BAG with viscous jets at ALBA can also be used to determine the crystal structure of difficult to crystallize proteins (e.g. membrane proteins). Time-resolved serial synchrotron crystallography experiments will also be offered soon at XALOC.

If you are interested to join our BAG, please contact us so that we will update you when beamtime is available to coordinate the experiments.