A potential drug candidate identified by Japanese researchers who used x-ray crystallography at the AS could help to improve outcomes for sufferers of acute myeloid leukaemia.

The world’s largest synchrotron x-ray beam is now operational in Melbourne, following a period of intensive development.

The Australian Synchrotron's Science Advisory Committee (SAC) has a new chair, Prof. Mitchell Guss from the University of Sydney, and several new members.

The Australian Synchrotron has established a Fellows Program for outstanding individuals whose passion for science matches that of the synchrotron’s own staff.

“One of the challenges we face is comparing information across widely different techniques.”

Dr David Aragao from the macromolecular crystallography beamline team has achieved his third publication in Nature, one of the world’s most prestigious scientific journals.

The National Centre for Synchrotron Science (NCSS) building designed by Bates Smart and constructed by Kane Constructions at the Australian Synchrotron site has won the 2013 Victorian Commercial Architecture Award.

Potential new users of the Australian Synchrotron or ANSTO’s neutron beam facilities in Sydney are invited to a free symposium on 26 July 2013 at the University of Sydney.

Submissions for round 2013/3 (September-December 2013) closed on 5 June 2013. Users will be notified from mid-August 2013.

The winner of the February – May 2013 photo competition is ‘what scientists get up to late at night’, submitted by Bridget Ingham from Industrial Research Ltd, New Zealand.