ID23-1: Gemini - Macromolecular Crystallography


ID23-1 offers the opportunity to make highly efficient monochromatic measurements at energies from 5 Kev to 20 Kev with a flux of ~1-4 E12 photons/second and a variable beam size from 0.05 to 0.001 mm^2.
Status:  open


  • Life Sciences


  • Life science


  • MX - macromolecular crystallography
  • MAD - multi-wavelength anomalous dispersion

Energy range

  • 5.0 - 20.0  keV

Beam size

  • Minimum (H x V) : 10.0 x 10.0  µm²
  • Maximum (H x V) : 45.0 x 30.0  µm²

Sample environments

  • 100 K cryostream
  • Automatic sample changer FlexHCD
  • Mini-kappa goniometer
  • Dehydration device and Rapid Exchanger (ReX)


  • Pilatus 6M (Dectris)
  • Rontec Xflash X-ray fluorescence detector

Didier Nurizzo, Trevor Mairs, Matias Guijarro, Vicente Rey, Jens Meyer, Pablo Fajardo, Joel Chavanne, Jean Claude Biasci, Sean McSweeney and Edward Mitchell, "The ID23-1 structural biology beamline at the ESRF", J. Synchrotron Rad. 13(Pt 3) (2006) 227-38.

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Human antibodies that slow erythrocyte invasion potentiate malaria-neutralizing antibodies

Alanine D.G.W., Quinkert D., Kumarasingha R., Mehmood S., Donnellan F.R., Minkah N.K., Dadonaite B., Diouf A., Galaway F., Silk S.E., Jamwal A., Marshall J.M., Miura K., Foquet L., Elias S.C., Labbe G.M., Douglas A.D., Jin J., Payne R.O.., Illingworth J.J., Pattinson D.J., Pulido D., Williams Barnabas G., de Jongh W.A., Wright G.J., Kappe S.H.I., Robinson C.V., Long C.A., Crabb B.S., Gilson P.R., Higgins M.K., Draper S.J.,
Cell 178, 216-228 (2019)