The New York Structural Biology Center (NYSBC) is a global leader in structural biology. The Center’s main facility comprises 50,000 square feet in Upper Manhattan and houses advanced instrumentation in Cryoelectron Microscopy, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy and Protein Production.  Its X-ray crystallographic facility is located at the National Synchrotron Light Source II at the Brookhaven National Laboratory.  NYSBC is led by world leaders in structural biology and an outstanding staff of 50 researchers.

The synchrotron beamline at NSLS-II

History of NYSBC

The Consortium

The New York Structural Biology Center (NYSBC) was formed in 1999 by a consortium of nine preeminent biomedical research institutions in New York.  Its goal was to provide researchers with access to state-of-the-art instrumentation not feasible for individual institutions acting alone.  The creation of NYSBC was a pioneering experiment in cooperation, a model that others would follow in New York and the rest of the country.

Building and Expanding NYSBC

The NYSBC opened its main facility in 2002 at 89 Convent Avenue on the City College of New York campus. The Center focused first on Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy but quickly added X-ray crystallography and Cryoelectron microscopy, the two other key technologies of structural biology.

Today, NYSBC is widely recognized as a world leader. NYSBC’s Cryoelectron microscopy group is one of three national facilities funded by the National Institutes of Health. NYSBC is also one of a handful of US institutions to recognized by NIH for innovative and important technology development. What began as an experiment in local cooperation has proven to be an unparalleled national success.

Institutional Membership

Members are entitled to the following benefits:

  • Dedicated time on advanced instrumentation in NMR, X-ray Crystallography and CryoElectron Microscopy
  • Training in instrumentation and applications
  • Expert staff assistance on individual projects
  • Accredited classes and individual instruction
  • Opportunities for collaboration
  • Access to seminars and other events

For more information on how your organization can become a member of NYSBC, please fill out our contact us here.