"Our aim is to show how the ability to "see" atoms reveals all the beauty and detail of biological structures, transforming understanding and opening new opportunities in medicine and biotechnology. For classic examples, look no further than the ribosome or the GPCR structures that are now yielding to crystallography."

Professor E. N. Baker

main editor for biology and medicine

E. N. BakerSchool of Biological Sciences, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92-019, Auckland, New Zealand (e-mail: ted.baker@auckland.ac.nz)

co-editors

W. KühlbrandtDepartment of Structural Biology, Max Planck Institute of Biophysics, Max von Laue-Str. 3 60438 Frankfurt am Main, Germany (e-mail: werner.kuehlbrandt@biophys.mpg.de)
Z.-J. LiuiHuman Institute, ShanghaiTech University, Room 207, Building 6, 99 Haike Road, Pudong New District, Shanghai 201210, China (e-mail: liuzhj@shanghaitech.edu.cn)
K. MoffatDepartment of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Chicago, 920 East 58th Street, Chicago, IL 60637, USA (e-mail: moffat@cars.uchicago.edu)
J. L. SmithLife Sciences Institute, University of Michigan, 210 Washtenaw Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2216, USA (e-mail: janetsmith@umich.edu)
S. SubramaniamBiophysics Section, Laboratory of Cell Biology, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 20892-8008, USA (e-mail: subramas@mail.nih.gov)
J. TrewhellaSchool of Molecular Bioscience, Jane Foss Russell Building G02, The University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia (e-mail: jill.trewhella@sydney.edu.au)

articles in this subject area

Sharing Big Data. M. Grabowski & W. Minor (2017). IUCrJ 4, 3-4. 
Segregation of lipids near acetylcholine-receptor channels imaged by cryo-EM. N. Unwin (2017). IUCrJ 4, https://doi.org/10.1107/S2052252517005243. 
What macromolecular crystallogenesis tells us – what is needed in the future. R. Giegé (2017). IUCrJ 4, https://doi.org/10.1107/S2052252517006595. 
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