The Protein Crystallography Beamline at CAMD

The GCPCC beamline at CAMD is back on line.   The new multipole wiggler that produces the x-rays for the beamline has been installed in the ring and passed all tests. The beamline has been relocated 90 deg. around the ring to use the new more powerful x-ray source.

We are delighted to announce that we have received funding from the Louisiana Board of Regents for installing a crystal-mounting robot.

Beamline Update

We are now scheduling users for access to the beamline. Prospective users can contact us via e-mail at or call Henry Bellamy at (225) 578- 9342.

We continue to offer mail-in crystallography to both consortium members and outside users.      

Operation Schedule

CAMD operates 14 hours a day when delivering user beam, 8 am to 10pm. The ring is shutdown on Saturdays and Sundays.  The schedule consists of 8 days of  user time followed by 2 days for machine studies and maintenance.  To view the scheduled operation of the synchrotron, please visit CAMD's beamline schedule web page. 


The Gulf Coast Protein Crystallography Consortium (GCPCC) consists of eight universities in Texas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana.  The consortium's goal is to foster cross-disciplinary research and education in the field of protein crystallography.  A major part of meeting this goal is the GCPCC protein crystallography beamline operated at the CAMD synchrotron at LSU.  This beamline began user operation in 2003 and has quickly become a valuable tool in research and education for the scientific community.


PX Beamline
6980 Jefferson Hwy
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
Phone: (225) 578 - 7137
Fax: (225) 578 - 6954

Henry Bellamy
Beamline Manager
Tel: 225-578-9342

Robert Fox
GCPCC Director
Tel: 409-578-7137