March 2009 issue
Includes papers presented at the Fifth International Workshop on X-ray Damage to Biological Crystalline Samples
Villigen, Switzerland, 3-5 March 2008
Cover illustration: Medical imaging and X-ray crystallography have one thing in common: striking a balance between data quality and radiation damage. James Holton (pictured) discusses how to best reach this compromise in X-ray crystallography (pages 133-142). He was not asked to discuss the same for medical imaging as his skills in this technique (as well as his skill at walking on icy pavements) were deemed questionable based on this image. The Swiss medical services near the Swiss Light Source are thanked for assistance in obtaining this image during the radiation damage meeting.