About the Molecular Structures Group

Collaborations to Promote Knowledge and Expertise

The Molecular Structures Group manages shared instruments and computers used for determining molecular structure across the KU-Lawrence campus. Members of the staff include specialists in each of the techniques currently represented in the group; mass spectrometry, analytical proteomics, nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), x-ray crystallography, applied bioinformatics, biomolecular NMR, protein structure, protein production, and molecular graphics and modeling. The labs work collaboratively with faculty, students, academic institutions, government and industry researchers to acquire data, train users to operate the instruments themselves, and help with planning experiments and interpreting the data.  In addition, lab personnel frequently are co-authors on publications and investigators on grant proposals. 

Graphic explains how the MSG can execute all steps in project process example.  These steps include cloning genes, identifying proteins and analyzing samples.
From Cloning To Analysis