Cherie Booth QC today opened a world-leading facility at CCLRC Daresbury Laboratory which is designed to understand how genes make proteins. The £3 million facility will use powerful X-rays from Daresbury Laboratory’s Synchrotron Radiation Source and advanced automation techniques to solve complex protein structures. This will underpin advances in research and healthcare.
The facility, a new beamline on Daresbury Laboratory’s Synchrotron Radiation Source (SRS), is a collaboration between the Laboratory and Liverpool John Moores, Liverpool and Manchester Universities, Astra Zeneca and Astex Technology.
Cherie Booth QC, Chancellor of Liverpool John Moores University, said, ‘I am delighted to open this world-leading research tool. Advanced facilities of this kind are vital if the UK is to take a lead in using the information contained in our genes to develop new medicines and improve the quality of life for millions around the world.’
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