New Super Microscopes at the Research Complex
In an STFC-MRC partnership, RCaH researchers will build and install new super microscopes, aimed at a better understanding of diseases such as cancer and deafness.
26 February 2013
Super-resolution fluorescence microscopy now available at the RCaH
The Lasers for Science Facility has built a bespoke fluorophore localisation microscope for carrying out the family of super-resolution techniques that includes stochastic optical reconstruction microscopy (STORM) and photoactivated localisation microscopy (PALM).
30 October 2012
PhD student wins international award
Marleen Kerssens, a PhD student co-supervised by Prof. Pavel Matousek (STFC’s Central Laser Facility, Research Complex at Harwell) has won a Coblentz Society Student Award for 2012.
08 October 2012
RCaH researcher wins prize
Stephen Carr has won the David Blow Memorial prize for best poster in the Biological Structures Group at the 2012 annual meeting of the British Crystallographic Association.
11 May 2012
RCaH Researcher honoured
Professor Pavel Matousek of the Central Laser Facility within the Research Complex at Harwell has been elected a Fellow of the Society for Applied Spectroscopy (SAS), a prestigious international society based in the USA.
30 April 2012
Refining our view of amorphous silicon
Amorphous silicon is a very important component of many electronic devices, and its structure was widely thought to be completely irregular. This may not be quite true, according to RCaH and University of Oxford researcher Konstantin Borisenko.
11 April 2012
Fighting the NDM-1 superbug
RCaH researchers have used X-ray crystallography at the Diamond Synchrotron to study the structure of the NDM-1 enzyme in detail.
06 September 2011
RCaH microscopes focus on cancer molecule
RCaH researchers are using the advanced microscopes in the Octopus facility to observe how an important signalling molecule in human cells stands up or lies down on the surface of the cell to control whether or not it should grow.
23 August 2011
Cover story in Science for Research Complex researchers
Research by scientists in the Lasers for Science Facility and colleagues at the University of Bristol has shown how the energy generated by chemical reactions in solution is dissipated to the environment in less than a billionth of a second.
18 March 2011
A new PhD student, Victoria Arena, is joining the Research Complex
A new PhD student, Victoria Arena, is joining the Research Complex to undertake training in structure-based drug design. This is an exciting multidisciplinary programme jointly with the Diamond Light Source, the UK’s national synchrotron science facility, the University of Oxford and Chroma Therapeutics.
12 January 2011
David Willetts backs the Research Complex
David Willetts, Minister of State for Universities and Science, backed RCaH in his science policy speech at the Royal Institution of Great Britain.
11 October 2010
Research Complex Opening Ceremony
The Research Complex was officially declared open on Friday 9 July 2010 by Sir Leszek Borysiewicz, the MRC Chief Executive.
12 July 2010