Hidden Structures – 100 Years of X-ray Crystallography
Opening: Thu 07 Mar 2013 - Wed 01 Jan 2014.
This display celebrates the centenary of X-ray crystallography, a technique developed by father-and-son team William H. Bragg and W. Lawrence Bragg in 1913.
X-ray crystallography was central to molecular biology, the science of proteins, viruses and other bio-molecules that developed in the years after World War II. Hidden Structures explores the stories behind some of the most striking molecular models from this golden age of X-ray crystallography, including DNA, insulin and haemoglobin.
Opening in time for International Women's Day, Hidden Structures also discusses the complex role of women in molecular biology and displays key models by Kathleen Lonsdale and Dorothy Hodgkin.