Welcome to the W.M. Keck Center for Molecular Structure (CMoIS)
CMoIS is a core facility for the California State University Program for Education and Research in Biotechnology, whose mission it is to develop a professional biotechnology workforce. In addition, CMolS has been the only member laboratory from a non-PhD granting institution of one of the first National Institute of Health funded structural genomics consortia – a group of more than 150 researchers worldwide who have been engaged in determining the structures of more than 400 proteins associated with tuberculosis.
X-ray crystallography is a precise means of imaging the structure of a molecule, such as protein or DNA. Molecular structure can provide research scientists in a variety of fields, such as materials science or medicine, with valuable insights into the relationship between the structure of matter and its properties or function. One such area of research is structure-guided drug design, which explores the manner in which drugs function and interact with other molecules.
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