16-19 October 2016
Copenhagen University
Europe/Copenhagen timezone

Graphical user interface and experiment control software at the MX beamlines at EMBL Hamburg

17 Oct 2016, 17:00
1h 30m
Marble Hall (Copenhagen University)

Marble Hall

Copenhagen University

Thorvaldsensvej 40
Board: 22
Poster Posters


Dr. Ivars Karpics (EMBL Hamburg)


The EMBL Hamburg outstation, located at DESY campus (Hamburg Germany), operates two macromolecular crystallography (MX) beamlines P13 and P14. Both beamlines are equipped with high-end instrumentation like adaptive optics, configurable compound refractive lenses, beam conditioning units, kappa goniostats, Pilatus detectors, and automatic sample changers to fulfill the needs of the MX community. For the high-level control of the beamlines and data acquisition, the MXCuBE (Macromolecular Xtallography Customized Beamline Environment, Gabadinho, J. et al. (2010). J. Synchrotron Rad. 17, 700–707.) interface is used. The growing complexity of experiments requires easy and fast adaptation of the control software. The data model and overall architecture of MXCuBE allows implementing new data collection methods and strategies (large scale grid scans, serial crystallography experiments, etc.). EMBL Hamburg is part of the MXCuBE collaboration (http://mxcube.github.io/mxcube/) and actively participates in the software co-development. The overall infrastructure of graphical user interfaces (as running on the Qt4 library), experiment control, on-line data processing and the ISPyB experiment information system at EMBL Hamburg MX beamlines will be presented.

Primary author

Dr. Ivars Karpics (EMBL Hamburg)


Dr. Gleb Bourenkov (EMBL Hamburg) Marina Nikolova (EMBL Hamburg) Dr. Thomas Schneider (EMBL Hamburg)

Presentation Materials


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