Seventh Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics Workshop

Corporate Sponsors


Art Robbins Instruments manufactures products used in protein crystallography. Our newest instrument, the GRYPHON LCP, is used to set up LCP assays. The ARI product line also includes the CRYSTAL PHOENIX, CRYSTAL GRYPHON, CRYSCAM IMAGING SYSTEM, and the INTELLI-PLATE line of protein crystallization assay plates.


Bruker BioSpin has the world’s most comprehensive range of NMR and EPR spectroscopy and preclinical MRI research tools. The Bruker BioSpin Group of companies develop, manufacture and supply technology to research establishments, commercial enterprises and multi-national corporations across countless industries and fields of expertise.


Hampton Research provides leading edge research tools for the crystallization of proteins, peptides, nucleic acids, and small molecules.


HORIBA Scientific is a world leader in the manufacture of instruments for analysis and research using optical spectroscopy and X-Ray technology. They have a long proud history with one of their companies established as long ago as 1819. They are experts in many fields including Microscopic Analysis using Raman, X-Ray and Fluorescence techniques.


JPK Instruments gives the customers dealing with problems on the nanoscale the best instruments and best services for their needs. We bridge the worlds of nanotechnology tools and life science applications with cutting-edge technology and unique applications expertise. JPK Instruments believes strongly that success comes only by listening to the needs of customers in detail to develop an understanding of their challenges and providing a reliable and innovative solution. The JPK development team works in collaboration with an international network of leading scientists and industry experts to develop premium class instruments. As a qualified and reliable partner, we help our customers apply our technologies to their research – worldwide.


Malvern Instruments provides the materials and biophysical characterization technology and expertise that enable scientists and engineers to understand and control the properties of dispersed systems. These systems range from proteins and polymers in solution, particle and nanoparticle suspensions and emulsions, through to sprays and aerosols, industrial bulk powders and high concentration slurries. Used at all stages of research, development and manufacturing, Malvern’s materials characterization instruments provide critical information that helps accelerate research and product development, enhance and maintain product quality and optimize process efficiency.


MiTeGen designs, manufactures and distributes products for crystallization, crystallography and X-ray diffraction of proteins, viruses and small molecule/inorganic compounds, and for manipulation and measurement of small samples in cell biology, histology, clinical diagnostics, entomology, archaeology, art restoration and geology. Our customers include academic, medical, pharmaceutical, government and industrial laboratories in more than 40 countries.

Our strength and focus is on applying concepts and technologies from physics and related fields to address practical problems faced by our friends and collaborators in the life sciences and other disciplines. We can design and deliver custom products to meet your specifications.

MiTeGen was founded in 2004 by Cornell Professor Robert Thorne.


Rigaku is the world’s leading resource for single-crystal X-ray diffraction hardware, software and contract services. Rigaku offers fully integrated small and macromolecule solutions, Rigaku microfocus generators, sensitive detectors, integrated variably divergent optics, cryo-cooling devices, peripheral devices and contract services. We also distribute RoboDesign automated protein crystal storage, inspection and analysis products.


Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. is the world leader in serving science, with revenues of $18 billion and more than 55,000 employees globally. Our mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. We help our customers accelerate life sciences research, solve complex analytical challenges, improve patient diagnostics and increase laboratory productivity. Through our premier brands – Thermo Scientific, Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, Fisher Scientific and Unity Lab Services – we offer an unmatched combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and comprehensive support.


TTP Labtech designs and manufactures robust, reliable and easy-to-use solutions for sample management, liquid handling and multiplexed detection in drug discovery. We enable life scientists through collaboration, deep application knowledge and leading engineering to accelerate research and make a difference together.


Xenocs provides solutions for nanomaterial characterization using Small and Wide Angle X-ray Scattering technique.

Since its creation in 2000, Xenocs has built a strong reputation for its expertise in X-ray technology, the performance of its products and the quality of its customer support.

Today’s solutions are based on key components and technologies which are the fruit of more than 14 years of research and development in the company.

Thanks to unique product concepts and proprietary technologies, Xenocs brings an unparalleled level of performance, opening new perspectives for advanced SAXS/WAXS measurements in the lab.

Our enthusiastic team of scientists and engineers with strong backgrounds in X-ray technology and specifically in the SAXS/WAXS technique is dedicated to offer leading edge solutions for nanomaterial studies with top quality service.

Do not hesitate to contact our sales team to learn more on how our solutions can help you.

Xenocs is ISO9001 certified.


Academic Sponsors


The Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences in the College of Pharmacy, in concert with other basic science departments on the UNMC campus, is responsible for providing pharmacy students with both a theoretical and a practical knowledge base in the pharmaceutical sciences.


The purpose of the Eppley Institute, dedicated in 1963, is to provide a research center that could perform and encourage fundamental studies leading to:

  • A better understanding of the causes of cancer.
  • The improvement of methods for diagnosis of cancer.
  • The improvement of methods for the treatment and prevention of cancer and similar disorders.


The vision of the Nebraska INBRE Project is to enhance the competitiveness of biomedical research in Nebraska. This is being addressed by developing our research infrastructure and by providing research opportunities for students and faculty at Nebraska’s institutions of higher education. The major goals of the NE-INBRE project are aligned with the objectives of the NIH IDeA Program and include:

  • Establish a multidisciplinary research network with a scientific focus that will build and strengthen the lead and partner institutions’ research expertise and infrastructure
  • Build and increase the research base and capacity by providing research support to faculty, postdoctoral fellows and graduate students at the participating institutions
  • Provide research opportunities for undergraduate students and serve as a pipeline for undergraduate students to continue in health research careers
  • Promote research collaborations between undergraduate campuses and research institutions
  • Provide outreach activities to students at undergraduate institutions, community colleges and tribal colleges
  • Enhance science and technology knowledge of the state’s workforce


UNMC is the professional and scientific home of determined, brilliant researchers who work at the forefront of fields such as transplant medicine, cancer, neurodevelopment and genomics.

With collaboration from a highly engaged community of skilled professionals and access to world-class facilities, UNMC researchers identify and focus on critical questions that lead to new knowledge and, in the long term, life-changing therapies. Breakthroughs like stem cell transplantation to treat cancer have proven critical to Nebraska, the nation and the world.