Martin Fuchs


Dr. Martin Fuchs joined Brookhaven on March 4, 2013 as a Biophysicist working on the FMX and AMX Beamlines for Macromolecular Crystallography at the National Synchrotron Light Source II in the group of Dr. Dieter Schneider.

Prior to joining the Laboratory, Dr. Fuchs held the position of Beamline Scientist in the Macromolecular Crystallography group on the X10SA Beamline at the Swiss Light Source.

Dr. Fuchs holds a PhD in Physics from Freie Universit├Ąt Berlin, and successfully defended his doctoral thesis on "A High-Field/High-Frequency Electron Paramagnetic Resonance Spectrometer (360 GHz/14T)"

Martin is part of a group of scientific and engineering staff that designs and builds a pair of state-of-the-art macromolecular crystallography beamlines and its associated scientific programs. His main responsibilities include interacting with the scientific user community to define the mission and technical scope of the beamlines, and supporting all aspects of the beamline design, construction, commissioning, and operations.

Phone: 344-8890


  • Ph.D. 1999: Physics, Freie Universit├Ąt Berlin

Key Publications

  • M Fuchs, T Prisner, K Moebius, A High-field/high-frequency Heterodyne Induction-mode Electron Paramagnetic Resonance Spectrometer Operating at 360 GHz, Rev. Sci. Instrum., 70, 3681-3683 (1999).
  • C He, M Fuchs, H Ogata, M Knipp, Guanidine-Ferroheme Coordination in the Mutant Protein Nitrophorin 4(L130R), Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 51, 4470-4473 (2012).
  • M Fuchs, C Pradervand, V Thominet, R Schneider, E Panepucci, M Grunder, J Gabadinho, F Dworkowski, T Tomizaki, et al., D3, The New Diffractometer for the Macromolecular Crystallography Beamlines of the Swiss Light Source, J. Synch. Rad., 21, 340-351 (2014).
  • M Fuchs, R Sweet, L Berman, W Hendrickson, O Chubar, N Canestrari, M Idir, L Yang, D Schneider, NSLS-II Biomedical Beamlines for Macromolecular Crystallography, FMX and AMX, and for X-ray Scattering, LIX: Current Developments, J Phys.: Conf. Ser., 493, 012021 (2014).
  • G Pompidor, F Dworkowski, V Thominet, C Schulze-Briese, M Fuchs, A New on-Axis Micro-Spectrophotometer for Combining {Raman}, Fluorescence and {UV/Vis} Absorption Spectroscopy with Macromolecular Crystallography at the Swiss Light Source, J. Synch. Rad., 20, 765-776 (2013).