There are various excellent reference books available in NCBS/InStem Library or In your lab. Some of the must reads for a protein crystallographers are;

  • Crystallography Made Crystal Clear by Gale Rhodes

  • Principles of Protein X-Ray Crystallography" by Jan Drenth
  • Introduction to macromolecular crystallography by McPherson
  • Biomolecular Crystallography from Bernhard Rupp
  • Outline of Crystallography for Biologists by David Blow
  • many more

To learn how to evolve your protein from a diffraction pattern to complete 3-D model, there are many online hands-on resources available on



Happy Reading and Happy Structure solving.........