The PRIME Center is part of an exciting, multi-university collaboration to develop and sustain a National Science Foundation (#1231306) Science and Technology Center called BioXFEL (Biology with X-ray Free Electron Lasers). "BioXFEL is a consortium established in 2013 of eight U.S. research universities that addresses fundamental questions in biology at the molecular level. Using a recently-invented pulsed hard X-ray laser, our researchers can capture biological molecules in atomic detail, view their functional motions by taking brief  snapshots, and observe interactions  in their native environment. This opens up a new world to biology, to science, and to human health.” 

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BioXFel Lab

The BioXFEL Scientific Village Program at Arizona State University involves upper class high school students as well as ASU freshmen and sophomores working with BioXFEL scientists to delve into the world of Biological Science. Each semester and summer, students work side by side with BioXFEL scientists in university labs to conduct research in this exciting field.

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BioXFel Lab Enclosure