Utrecht University and Netherlands Cancer Institute coordinate large European project on research of proteins

The European Union invests 10 million Euro from its Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme in enabling European researchers to use unique, state-of-the-art infrastructures for structural biology from 23 research institutes in Europe. Aim of this initiative called iNEXT, is to determine new structures and functions of proteins and their complexes, by giving researchers integrated access to structural biology technologies such as NMR, electron microscopy and X-ray technologies. iNEXT is co...

Utrecht University and Netherlands Cancer Institute coordinate large European project on research of proteins

The European Union invests 10 million Euro from its Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme in enabling European researchers to use unique, state-of-the-art infrastructures for structural biology from 23 research institutes in Europe. Aim of this initiative called iNEXT, is to determine new structures and functions of proteins and their complexes, by giving researchers integrated access to structural biology technologies such as NMR, electron microscopy and X-ray technologies. iNEXT is co...

Four million euros granted to Utrecht biochemistry researchers

Two large grants from the Dutch funding agency NWO Chemical Sciences have been awarded to teams of biochemistry researchers at Utrecht University. They will each receive two million euros to start new, challenging and innovative research lines. In total, NWO awarded four out of thirteen received research proposals. The research teams that will receive the grant are Marc Baldus and Alexandre Bonvin & Albert Heck and Geert-Jan Boons.Albert Heck and Geert-Jan Boons - Combining chemica...

Marc Baldus receives prestigious Laukien Prize 2014

Professor Marc Baldus of the department of Chemistry of Utrecht University received this Monday the Günther Laukien Prize 2014 at the 55th Experimental Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Conference in Boston, Massachusetts.The Günther Laukien Prize, established in 1999, intends to recognize recent cutting-edge experimental NMR research with a high probability of enabling beneficial new applications. It is awarded yearly at the Experimental NMR Conference (ENC) and is one of the most prestigious prizes...

Top nanobiologist Peter Peters to Maastricht University

Maastricht University (UM) has appointed as professor of Nanobiology Peter Peters, a world leader in his field. Peters is UM’s first ‘university professor’, a special post granted on the basis of his scientific achievements.The Province of Limburg welcomes the appointment: in its view, scientists of this stature form a bridge between science and industry and make the value of science visible to the general public. The Province therefore supports this professorship with the title ‘Limburg...

NWO-Groot subsidy awarded for 850 MHz NMR spectrometer

 NWO has funded the application for a powerful NMR spectrometer to be housed in the NMR centre at Leiden University. The total investment is 3 million euros, with support from both NWO and Leiden University. The spectrometer will be the heart of a Facility for Paramagnetic NMR. This facility will offer not only access to the spectrometer but also help in the design of paramagnetic compounds, probes and proteins. The NMR department as well as the groups Protein Chemistry and B...

Utrecht coordinates collaboration in life sciences: 32 million euro for two large-scale research facilities

 Two programmes coordinated by Utrecht University, both of which are directly linked to Instruct, have received financing from NWO to set up large-scale research facilities. The projects ‘uNMR-NL’ and ‘Proteins @ Work’, in which various Dutch research institutes collaborate, receive 18,5 and 13,5 million euro, respectively. This was announced by State Secretary Zijlstra of OCW and Jos Engelen, chairman of NWO, this afternoon in Utrecht. The participating partners will make state-of-...

Instruct signing ceremony

 Instruct began its Operational Phase with the signing of an Accession Agreement between the existing Participant Instruct Members and the Coordination Company, Instruct Academic Services Limited, at a ceremony held in Brussels on 23rd February 2012.Instruct has brought together an unparalleled consortium of major structural biologyCentres in Europe, representing all major infrastructure technologies that enable structure determination from macromolecular to atomic resolution of p...

Instruct-NL approved as Dutch National Affiliate Centre

 Today, June 13, 2011, Instruct-NL has been approved as an official National Affilate Center for the Instruct consortium. Instruct-NL submmited its application to become a National Affliate Centre on January 31, 2011 to the INSTRUCT Office. Instruct-NL (www.instruct-nl.eu) aims to serve as a national organization encompassing all main areas of structural biology research within the Netherlands. Organizing access to structural biology infrastructures at the national ...