The GM/CA @ APS project has been established by the National
Institutes of Health's (NIH) National
Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)
and National Cancer Institute (NCI) to
build and operate a national user facility for crystallographic structure
determination of biological macromolecules by X-ray diffraction.
Beam time is provided, on a peer review basis, to the
structural biology user community for investigations requiring the specific
capabilities of the APS.
Crystallographic data is collected for structure determinations of
proteins and other macromolecules at the forefront of biological research,
with an emphasis on problems in structural genomics and structure based
drug design. The scientific and technical goals of the GM/CA @ APS emphasize
streamlined, efficient throughput for a variety of sample types, sizes and
qualities, representing the cutting edge of structural biology