Eighth 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.
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.

Wyatt Technologies Corporation is the world leader in absolute macromolecular characterization instrumentation and software using primarily light scattering as well as other techniques.

Academic Sponsors

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.
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.

The Office of Research and Economic Development promotes and facilitates the university’s research enterprise, strategic partnerships and technology development efforts. Total external funding for research has increased by 110 percent since 2001.