Platform : FIP2

The macromolecular crystallography beamline BM07-FIP2

Contact : Eric Mathieu or Sylvain Engilberge

The BM30A-FIP beamline was operated between 1999 and 2018 to serve the French and international macromolecular crystallography user community. Built for the MAD phasing technique, FIP has constantly been at the forefront of technological developments in automation based on the use of robotics, most notably for in situ diffraction. In the context of the EBS upgrade of the ESRF, the beamline has been transferred onto port BM07 of the storage ring and has opened to users in 2021 as BM07-FIP2.

Selected publications :

1. WIFIP : a web-based user interface for automated synchrotron beamlines. Sallaz-Damaz Y, Ferrer J-L (2017) J. Synchrotron Radiat. 24, 1105-1111

2. Combining ’dry’ co-crystallization and in situ diffraction to facilitate ligand screening by X-ray crystallography. Gelin M, Delfosse V, Allemand F, Hoh F, Sallaz-Damaz Y, Pirocchi M, Bourguet W, Ferrer J-L, Labesse G, Guichou JF (2015) Acta Crystallogr. D71, 1777-1787.

3. A geometrical approach for semi-automated crystal centering and in situ X-ray diffraction data collection. Heidari Khajepour MY, Lebrette H, Vernede X, Rogues P, Ferrer J-L (2013) J. Appl. Crystallogr. 46, 740-745