Uwe Weierstall


I am a Research Professor in the Physics Department at Arizona State University.  My current research is focused on developing methods for structure determination of biomolecules with X-ray free electron laser sources. These X-ray sources produce very high intensity pulses of X-rays  - compared to a regular 3rd generation synchrotron, the number of photons/second is larger by a factor of 10 billion and concentrated into a few femtoseconds. This increase in intensity may allow structure determination from much smaller protein crystallites then the ones used in conventional protein crystallography or may even allow single particle structure analysis from identical particles (e.g. viruses) where crystals cannot be grown.


contact: weier@asu.edu