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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.

A Two-Pronged Defense against Bacterial Self-Intoxication

Researchers solved the structure of a bacterial toxin bound to a neutralizing protein, revealing two distinct mechanisms for how the toxin-producing bacteria avoid poisoning themselves. The findings offer clues to the evolutionary origins of the potent toxins that enable bacterial pathogens to cause human diseases such as cholera and diphtheria. Read more »PPT-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 »


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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