Related EC-funded Projects

BioStruct-X Facilities

BioStruct-X is a consortium of 19 leading European synchrotron facilities and associated infrastructures for protein production located in 11 EU member and associated states. BioStruct-X provides and manages trans-national access to these synchrotron facilities. The large section of the structural biology community served by BioStruct-X has a common aim; to visualise molecular structures at the highest resolution.

BioStruct-X is coordinated with, and supported by, Instruct and is funded by the EU. Currently, only those BioStruct-X platforms that are also offered by Instruct are listed on this website, with the intention to extend this as and when more Biostruct-X platforms become active. From 2013, protein expression platforms currently available through Instruct will also become available through Biostruct-X.

BioStruct-X is coordinated and managed by Dmitri Svergun at EMBL-Hamburg. More detailed information about BioStruct-X, its management structures and work programmes is available on the BioStruct-X website.

PRIME-XS Facilities

Prime-xsPRIME-XS was a consortium of twelve partners, all leading in the field of proteomics. PRIME-XS provides European Union funded access to an infrastructure of state-of-the-art proteomics technology to the biological and biomedical research community in Europe. In addition to providing access, PRIME-XS developed new technologies to better aid the research community in answering current day scientific questions, and organizes courses and meetings. Since 2011, PRIME-XS provided open and competitive access to proteomics technology at its six access sites. The project has now ended.PRIME-XS was coordinated and managed by Albert Heck at Utrecht University supported by Instruct. More information on how to apply for access to the PRIME-XS proteomics facilities is available on thePRIME-XS website.

Bio-NMR Facilities

Bio-Nbio-nmrMR (NMR for Structural Biology) was a project funded by the EC under the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) for supporting research infrastructures in the provision of transnational access and technological advancements in bio-NMR. The project has now ended. iNEXT (infrastructure for NMR, EM and X-rays for Translational research) will provide high-end structural biology instrumentation and expertise, facilitating expert and non-expert European users to translate their fundamental research into biomedical and biotechnological applications. More information about iNEXT will be available shortly

WeNMR Facilities

WeNMRWeNMR is an e-infrastructure that provides a computational and collaborative platform for structural biology in general and for users of existing European infrastructures in particular. The main objectives are to provide the end users, especially from the NMR and SAXS research communities, with a platform integrating and streamlining the computational approaches necessary for data analysis and structural modeling. WeNMR groups its users into a Virtual Research Community, providing user-friendly access to Grid computing resources via web portals, tutorials and support to both end users and software developers in an integrated online support and help center.

WeNMR is supported by the 7th Framework Programme, combining services, research and networking activities towards novel computational approaches. It is officially recognized by the European Grid Initiative (EGI) and represents the largest Virtual Research Organization in the area of life sciences. WeNMR also has strong connections to the Instruct Centre for Computational Biology.

WeNMR is coordinated by Alexandre Bonvin at the Bijvoet Center of Utrecht University. More information about WeNMR and the computational services offered are available on the WeNMR website.