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.

SARS-CoV-2 Mpro Single Crystal Crystallography

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

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