Berkeley Lab
The Advanced Light Source is a Department of Energy-funded synchrotron facility that provides users from around the world access to the brightest beams of soft x-rays, together with hard x-rays and infrared, for scientific research and technology development in a wide range of disciplines.

Toward a Blueprint for Anti-influenza Drugs

Researchers obtained high-resolution structures of several influenza antiviral drug molecules bound to their proton-channel targets in both open and closed conformations. The structures provide an atomic-level blueprint from which to design more effective anti-influenza drugs that can overcome growing drug resistance. Read more »PPT-icon-35 PDF-icon-35

New UEC Members for 2019

Welcome to the new Users’ Executive Committee members for 2019! Emma Anquillare (Student Representative, Boston University and Berkeley Lab), Clemens Heske (UNLV and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology), Johanna Nelson Weker (SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory), and Antoine Wojdyla (ALS-U) will be joining the UEC in January. Read more »

Cindy Lee, Communications Specialist

Cindy Lee joined the ALS communications group earlier this year. Trained as a molecular biologist and linguist, she’s now using her skills to enhance the workplace culture and broaden the impact of ALS work. Read more »

News

ALS-U Project Receives CD-1 Approval

The ALS Upgrade (ALS-U) project has received federal approval (CD-1) to proceed with preliminary design, planning, and R&D work. This major upgrade will boost the brightness and coherent flux of ALS soft x-ray beams at least a hundredfold, enabling transformative science that cannot be performed on any existing or planned light source in the world.
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