A Laser Focus on Crystallization Success

Sarah Bowman, Ph.D., HWI National Crystallization Center



This talk is taken from the Protein Crystallization Automation Webinar Series. In the webinar, scientists from all over the world shared how our automation and software solutions have enhanced their protein crystallization workflow.


The Crystallization Center at HWI is a high-throughput crystallization screening center that has been in continuous operation for over 20 years. It was established during the Protein Structure Initiative, currently using a free-for-service operations model with federal funding support for non-proprietary samples. The center recently got NIH NIGMS funding to become the National Crystallization Center.

Dr Sarah Bowman

About the Speaker:

Dr. Sarah Bowman the Director of the Crystallization Center at HWI, where they provide high-throughput screening for biomolecules to determine initial crystallization conditions, working with scientists around the world.

Her research interests include developing new methods for crystallization of biomolecules, new methods for detecting nanocrystals, and new methods for in situ x-ray data collection, investigating proteins that are important in cancer, metabolic disorders, and neurodegenerative diseases.