Structural biology to date has mostly been described using static snapshots of macromolecules. Recent developments in new sources, sample preparation techniques, and software developments have enabled researchers to probe time-resolved structural dynamics of macromolecules from the ultrafast femtosecond time-scales up to milliseconds or longer. These developments allow chemically and functionally biological intermediates to be studied with unprecedented spatial and temporal resolution. Similarly, there have been developments that allow probing components within complex systems undergoing structural changes during biochemical and biotechnological processes. This special topic aims to cover the latest developments in the field of time-resolved structural dynamics and kinetic processes from a variety of techniques using X-ray, neutron, or electron sources in solution or in crystals.
Thomas Grant, University at Buffalo
Wellington Leite, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Sai Venkatesh Pingali, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
How to Submit:
- Please submit through the journal’s online submission system. You may need to create an account if you do not already have one.
- During the submission process you will be asked if your manuscript is part of a special topic. Please answer “Yes” and select “Time-resolved Structural Dynamics and Kinetic Processes” from the subsequent drop-down menu.