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Center for Structural Studies (CSS)

Our labs are moved

Dear users,

most parts of the CSS labs has moved, our offices and labs are now in building 26.24.02.


The Center for Structural Studies (CSS) is a central scientific research and service facility of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Science at the Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf.

The CSS aims for scientific tasks within all areas of structure-supplying methods at an atomic level. The CSS provides all steps as full-service as well as access to our infrastructure and scientific support for the individual experiments of all members of the HHU and external users.

In particular:

  • X-ray diffraction analysis  and structure determination (MX) of proteins (in house and at synchrotrons)
  • Small-Angle-X-ray-Scattering-Analysis (SAXS) of proteins and all kinds of complexes thereof (at synchrotrons)
  • in house SAXS for small (anorganic or organic) molecules, colloidal particles and cross-linked microgels,
  • Molecular Modelling and Simulation for macro- and micromolecules

Further details, additional services and useful information can be found under „Services“ and „Sample Preparation“.


All users of the CSS must acknowledge the DFG in their publications:

"The Center for Structural Studies is funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG Grant number 417919780)."

For X-ray diffraction data please mention also „INST 208/740-1 FUGG“ (X-ray diffractometer), for SAXS data „INST 208/761-1 FUGG“ (SAXS machine).


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