Swedish Infrastructure for Integrated Structural Biology: the contact hub between the Swedish and European structural biology community
The MAX IV Laboratory, the successor of the MAX-lab national laboratory, includes both the operation of the present MAX I, II and III facilities (MAX-lab) as well as the construction of the new MAX IV facility in Lund, Sweden. The new facility will consist of a linac and two storage rings with 1.5 GeV and 3 GeV electron energy. The design of the 3 GeV storage ring uses a multibend achromats approach and it will be the first synchrotron using this new type of lattice. The 3 GeV ring will have exceptionally low emittance which will lead to an unprecedented brilliance for a synchrotron radiation source.
The purpose of the Swedish Infrastructure for Integrated Structural Biology (SWEDSTRUCT) is to promote an integrative approach to structural biology by providing access and user support to facilities for protein production, X-ray crystallography and protein NMR. Participating national infrastructures are the Swedish NMR center, University of Gothenburg, the Macromolecular Crystallography beam line at MAX IV Laboratory, Lund and the Protein Science Facility at Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm.
SWEDSTRUCT is open to Swedish scientists from both academia and industry. Transparent peer-review will provide access based on merit and scientific priorities.
SWEDSTRUCT is the national contact point to Instruct and will facilitate scientific exchange and technology transfer between national and European infrastructures and research groups. SWEDSTRUCT will also support training in approaches to integrative structural biology by the organization of workshops and practical courses.For more information visit http://swedstruct.mbb.ki.se/