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Congratulations to Instruct Deputy Director Prof Lucia Banci on receiving the 'Scienza Madre' award

Prof Lucia Banci is one of the award-winners of the first edition  of the "Mother Science" Award (Premio "Scienza Madre") promoted by the National Institute for Infectious Diseases Lazzaro Spallanzani. Professor of Chemistry at the University of Florence, Lucia is the only Italian to be awarded the recognition, also attributed to Emmanuelle Charpentier, Director of the Department of Infectious Biology of Max Planck in Berlin, and Laurence Zitvogel, Professor of Immunobiology at the Uni...

Instruct Research Infrastructure adopts the EGI Check-in service

The EGI Foundation is proud to announce that Instruct, the ESFRI infrastructure for structural biology, successfully adopted the EGI Check-in authentication and authorisation service.Check-in is an identity and access management solution that makes it easy to secure access to services and resources. Through Check-in, users are able to authenticate with the credentials provided by the IdP of their home organisation (e.g. via eduGAIN), as well as using social identity providers, or other s...

TRANSVAC: European Training in Vaccinology

Second call for training modules Training scientists in vaccine research and development (R&D) is crucial in order to sustain Europe’s excellence in this field. The TRANSVAC2 Consortium has set up training modules at leading European centers that can be combined to create customised international courses on vaccine R&D. Two rounds of customised training courses are planned. Participants can select topics as needed in their field of vaccine development and the timelines of the va...

The Spanish Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities and the Council for Scientific Research (CSIC) boosts structural biology research in Europe with the installation of state of the art Cryo Electron Microscope at the National Centre for Biotechnology (CNB, Instruct-ERIC-Spain).

The 8M€ investment will increase the already important role of Spain within Instruct-ERIC (European Research Infrastructure for Structural Biology), as highlighted by Novel Prize winner Prof. Joachim Frank and Instruct-ERIC, Prof. David Stuart at a recent meetingin Madrid.  In this context a conference was organised at CNB the 25thof September with the participation of Nobel Prize winner Richard Henderson introducing this powerful technique which allows to directly visualise very com...

Position paper on the operation of NMR services and Research Infrastructures in general as a guide for Users

In the frame of Instruct-ULTRA our colleagues in Instruct-IT and Instruct-NL have written a position paper on the operation of NMR services. Instruct-ULTRA was launched in 2017 to deepen and widen access to innovative high-end structural biology techniques within Europe and beyond and is coordinated by Instruct-ERIC. Please download the report and let us know your views....

CORBEL Open Call: Next deadline approaching

The CORBEL partners launch an Open Call for Advanced Research Projects and offer all academic and industrial scientists in Europe the unique chance to accelerate their research....

European Commission support for Instruct-ERIC continues with 3 new Horizon 2020 projects awarded

We are delighted to announce that Instruct-ERIC has been successful in the three applications submitted to the last research infrastructure Horizon 2020 call. Instruct-ERiC will participate of the EOSC-Life project which brings together the 13 Biological and Medical ESFRI research infrastructures (RIs) to create an open collaborative space for digital biology and of the ERIC Forum project which aims at strengthening the coordination and networking of the European Re...

Spain submitted application to join Instruct-ERIC

We are delighted to announce that Spain has submitted their application to join Instruct-ERIC as a full member. Following the CONTINUED strong support from the Spanish government TO INSTRUCT, the Spanish Ministery for Research formally applied in July for Instruct-ERIC membership. Spain has been part of Instruct from its very early days, lately being a signatory of Instruct-ICA (for International Consortium Agreement), that was the legal support for the "pre-ERIC" structure of Instruct. We are ...

Open Call: Apply to exploit Magnetic Resonance spectroscopies for life science!

Magnetic resonance spectroscopies provide insight in many areas of research including information on biomolecular structure, interactions and functional pathways. These fast-developing technology fields may offer new approaches to further your work. Take a look at the European initiatives providing biological NMR and EPR access which best fits your research and exploit these techniques with the support of the best experts in these fields. Apply to access the best magnetic resonance platforms in...

Call open: Apply for funds to use Instruct-ERIC structural biology infrastructure

Information on molecular structure provides insight in many areas of research including functional pathways. Proposals for funded access to the full set of Instruct facilities are now invited. Are you new to structural biology research? This fast-developing technology field may offer new approaches to further your work. Do you have local or national access to ALL the structural biology instrumentation you need for your research? You might qualify for access to some of the best...

Open Call for Vaccine Development Services

TRANSVAC is an EC funded project offering transnational access to high-quality technical services to support the development of prophylactic and therapeutic vaccines for both human and animal use. Instruct participates to this project offering high quality platforms for Structural Biology applied to vaccines research. The next cut-off date for proposal submission for the open TRANSVAC Call is on 15 August 2018. Academic and non-academic research groups, SMEs and industries can submit ...

Open SESAME & Instruct-ERIC workshop on Remote X-ray Data Collection from European Synchrotrons at Instruct-Israel

The Weizmann Institute of Science and the University of Oulu jointly organised a hands-on workshop that was focused on the practical aspects of Remote Data Collection using the Macromolecular Crystallography (MX) Beamlines at the Diamond Light Source (DLS), Oxford and the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF), Grenoble. This was the 1st SESAME scientific workshop held in Israel, 14-18 May 2018 at the Weizmann Institute of Science. It was supported by the EU projects ...

FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER Job

Instruct-ERIC hub has an open position for a finance and administrative officer. Deadline applications is 1st August 2018. More information on the post can be found via our jobs website....

INSTRUCT- FRISBI course on preparation and characterization of macromolecular complexes

Registration is now open for INSTRUCT- FRISBI course on preparation and characterization of macromolecular complexesDate: November 19 - 23, 2018 Contact: Arnaud Poterszman Instruct funded Venue: Instruct-centre France 1, IGBMC Illkirch, France Overall aims and course outline: This INSTRUCT/FRISBI practical course will provide participants with an overview of strategies for preparation and biophysical characterization of macromolecular complexes in view of biochemical a...

5th ​ReNaFoBiS workshop in Oleron 2018. Registration is now open

ReNaFoBiS are pleased to announce the 5th RéNaFoBiS Oléron workshop, dedicated to Integrative Structural Biology, that will take place on the Oléron island (France). The workshop will take place from June the 1st to 8th June 2018. The main objective of this workshop is to offer a theoretical and practical training in the different techniques used in integrative structural biology (X-ray diffraction, small angle X-ray scattering, NMR, cryo-electron microscopy, sample preparation for stru...

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Instruct-ERIC care about your privacy, and with the new GDPR regulations now in place we have a new privacy policy available here.  In the privacy policy you will find information about how and why your data is used and stored across our websites, and who to contact and what you can do if you have any questions or requests regarding your personal data.Help us stay in touchIf you are registered with Instruct with ARIA you will have received an email "Act now to stay ...

Presentation published explaining the UK Government's vision for the future UK-EU Partnership in the area of research

The UK government has published a presentation explaining their vision for the future UK-EU partnership in the area of Science, research and innovation. This presentation is part of a series produced by the UK negotiating team for discussion with the EU, in order to inform the development of the future framework.Of particular interest for Instruct-ERIC the presentation indicates the position that as part of any association to Horizon Europe, the UK will want to continue to host and sup...

Investigating the binding properties of viral envelope glycoprotein MPER region view of biotechnological pharmaceutical application

Each year Instruct support small pilot research and development projects in any area of structural biology up to a maximum of €15,000 per project. We look for projects on basic or applied research which are preliminary in nature with an expectation of collecting data that may be included in support of an application for more substantial funding through conventional routes. Projects that include technology and/or software development are encouraged. We are delighted to share some...

CORBEL and Instruct-ERIC announce ARIA training webinars for reviewers and service providers

CORBEL and Instruct-ERIC are holding two ARIA training webinars for scientific reviewers and service providers in the CORBEL 2nd Open Call.  ARIA is a cloud-based access management solution developed and managed by Instruct-ERIC, and in use by many organisations across Europe such as the CORBEL project.  ARIA provides a single portal for scientific peer review, access visit management, and much more.  For more information on ARIA please visit aria.str...

Instruct-CIISB course: Fragment screening using crystallography laboratory equipment

As part of the 2018 Instruct training program, Instruct-CZ organised a course focused on fragment screening. The course three practical work sessions allowed participants to access the biophysical measurements section and the crystal handling/X-ray diffraction section of the Instruct CZ / CIISB CMS core facility. The course started  with a talk by Dr Jan Dohnalek, who introduced the Centre of Molecular Structure, the CIISB and Instruct-ERIC, followed by...

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