Canadian Macromolecular Crystallography Facility

The Immune Response

How the immune system responds to bacterial infections...

Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 115, E896

Cell Signaling

Novel therapeutic targets for cardiac disease and cancer...

Nat. Chem. Biol. 13, 757

Viral Attack Strategies

Exploring how coronavirus adapts to new situations...

Nature Commun. 8, 1735

Broad-Spectrum Antibiotic Resistance

How bacteria can inactivate certain classes of antibiotics...

Structure 25, 750

DNA Damage Repair

How cells overcome some of the toxic effects of benzopyrene...

Nucleic Acids Res. 44, 4957


CMCF is an umbrella facility which operates two beamlines, 08ID-1 and 08B1-1, at the Canadian Light Source. Together, both beamlines enable high-resolution structural studies of proteins, nucleic acids and other macromolecules, satisfying the requirements of the most challenging and diverse crystallographic experiments.


  • Beamline 08ID-1 Status:  CLS Facility Repairs
  • Beamline 08B1-1 Status:  CLS Facility Repairs

List of Publications »

  • Gebai, Ahmad; Gorelik, Alexei; Nagar, Bhushan (2018). Crystal structure of saposin D in an open conformation. Journal of Structural Biology 204(2) . 10.1016/j.jsb.2018.07.011.
  • Yaseen, Ayat; Audette, Gerald F. (2018). Structural flexibility in the Helicobacter pylori peptidyl-prolyl cis, .... Journal of Structural Biology 204(2) . 10.1016/j.jsb.2018.08.017. [PDB: 6bhf]
  • Hamilton, Jordan G.; Reid, Joel W.; Feng, Renfei; Peak, Derek (2018). Evaluating Synchrotron-Based Scanning Laue Microdiffraction for Minera .... ACS Earth and Space Chemistry . 10.1021/acsearthspacechem.8b00063.