Over 100,000 images and TB of data are generated from XFEL experiments containing diffraction patterns of crystals which are randomly orientated. Analysing this data can be challenging as new software is currently been developed to deal with the data. Different areas of XFEL science (nanocrystallography, single molecule imaging and Molecular movies) require specialised programs to analyse the data. We have experts in our groups, specialising in all three areas to help with data analysis.
Nanocrystallography, unlike conventional crystallography, requires serial crystallography programs to initially sort and index the data and convert to file formats suitable for structure refinement. This requires the use of programs such as Cheetah and CrystFEL.