Department of Biochemistry University of Oxford Department of Biochemistry
University of Oxford
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Oxford OX1 3QU

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Garman Group


Welcome to the Garman Group website

We are part of the Laboratory of Molecular Biophysics at the University of Oxford.



About Us

Our research focuses on developing methods for macromolecular crystallography (MX) to enable problems not previously accessible to structure solution to be tackled. This work currently includes studies on 100K and room temperature (RT) radiation damage and the analysis of liquid and crystalline samples by the tehnique of microPIXE (microbeam Proton Induced X-ray Emission). The group also solve protein structures, most recently of arylamine N-acetyltransferase from Mycobacterium tuberculosis.

For more information about the group please visit our "People" page here

Above is the cover of the special issue of the Journal of Synchrotron Radiation on X-ray Radiation Damage to Biological Crystalline Samples (March 2015). The image on the lower right shows the specific damage distribution (red and blue spheres) of the irradiated baterial protein-DNA complex CEsp1396I/DNA. The work and figure was produced by Charlie Bury.

Introduction to Crystallography

For an introduction into the method of X-ray crystallography please see this animation which Elspeth and Jonny helped to produce with Oxford Sparks.


The British Crystallographic Association

 The British Crystallographic Association (BCA) is the UK national  association for crystallograpy. It's main aims are the promotion of  crystallography in research and the education of young people and others  in the methods, possibilities and achievements of crystallographic        science. can visit the website here.


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