The MAX IV Laboratory is a synchrotron radiation facility located in Lund, Sweden. Lund University is the host institute and the legal entity for this facility. Lund university is a major Swedish university and has currently 47,000 students, 7,500 employees at three main sites (Lund, Malmö and Helsingborg). The MAX IV Laboratory is a national laboratory that has been offering synchrotron light to mainly the Swedish and Nordic research community for more than 26 years. It is currently running the existing synchrotron facility MAX-lab as well as building and developing a new facility called MAX IV. The current facility MAX-lab is visited by about a 1,000 scientists yearly that perform experiments in areas as diverse as electron spectroscopy and protein crystallography. The laboratory is world leading in storage ring technology and development as witnessed by the world-wide interest in the MAX IV design and its impact on design plans at other major facilities. The new facility MAX IV will consist of a 1.5 and a 3 GeV storage ring as well as a short pulse facility for time resolved experiments. It will become the world’s brightest storage ring-based light source and the construction of this new facility is currently proceeding and it is foreseen that the facility will become operational for user experiments during the second half of 2016. In particular interest for the macromolecular crystallography (MX) community is the development of a new MX beamline, BioMAX, which will make it an excellent facility to collect data on challenging projects such as membrane proteins and large macromolecular complexes. The beamline will be equipped with state of the art instrumentation which will make this beamline an excellent source for data collection for typical proteins within iNEXT such as membrane proteins and protein-protein complexes. This new facility will open in a limited fashion for users in the end of 2016, while the current facility at MAX II is foreseen to close for users at the end of 2015 and we will therefore have a short dark period where we will not offer any beamtime to users. The new user access program will start in 2017.
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