Shining our expertise on Coronavirus

As the UK's national synchrotron science facility at the forefront of world-changing scientific knowledge, Diamond Light Source is ensuring that it is doing everything possible to support researchers in their efforts to discover more about global disease challenges - such as COVID-19.

Coronaviruses are a family which includes the common cold, SARS, MERS and the current outbreak of the disease COVID-19, caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Please note that Diamond is working on non-infectious samples.

Find out more about Diamond's response to virus research, current structural biology work underway within our walls, how we support our scientific user community and more here.

Shining our expertise on Coronavirus

Electron density at the active site of the SARS-CoV-2 protease, revealing a bound fragment
Electron density at the active site of the SARS-CoV-2 protease, revealing a bound fragment

SARS-CoV-2 Mpro Single Crystal Crystallography

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