Welcome to the BCSB Web Access Point.
The Berkeley Center for Structural Biology brings nearly 20 years of experience to beamline management and innovation. We operate six high-throughput protein crystallography beamlines at the Advanced Light Source at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Our vision is to provide state-of-the-art beamlines through continual development and outstanding service for crystallographers around the world, enabling structure solution on even the most complex biological systems.

Citing Us

The Berkeley Center for Structural Biology is supported in part by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. The Advanced Light Source is a Department of Energy Office of Science User Facility under Contract No. DE-AC02-05CH11231. The Pilatus detector on 5.0.1. was funded under NIH grant S10OD021832. The ALS-ENABLE beamlines are supported in part by the National Institutes of Health, National Institute of General Medical Sciences, grant P30 GM124169.

How to Get Beamtime

There are a number of ways to request time on the beamlines at the Berkeley Center for Structural Biology, and we hope that some of these options will meet your research needs. Please note that prior to using the beamlines, new users will need to complete proprietary and/or non-proprietary user agreements and provide advance funding for any proprietary beam time. See our Proprietary/Non-proprietary page for additional information.