The Macromolecular Structure Knowledge Center MSKC was born from a joint initiative of Stanford ChEM-H, the School of Engineering and SLAC to help Stanford researchers become more aware of and fruitfully utilize the major instruments available at SSRL/SLAC and LCLS for the study of molecular structure and function.
The MSKC will be by users' side in the production, purification, and final structural characterization of biological macromolecules and their complexes with ligands, inhibitors, and partner proteins.
The MSKC hosts users from around the Stanford Campus, representing 30 different PI's and laboratories, to produce, purify, and structurally analyze biological macromolecules.
The MSKC is run as a for-fee community laboratory focused on the expression and purification of proteins and macromolecular complexes targeted for crystallization and other structural studies. Researchers interested in using our facility are typically expected to provide the manpower, training will be provided by the MSKC staff.
Interested parties from Stanford, and further afield, are welcome. We are also interested in establishing links with our industrial colleagues.