Instruct-FI structural cell biology network supports research in sample preparation, cryoEM, NMR, native MS, structural bioinformatics, and X-ray.
Instruct-FI is a national, integrated, structural cell biology network that supports state-of-the-art research in protein production, macromolecular complex purification and characterization; high resolution cryo-electron microscopy (cryoEM), nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy (NMR), native mass spectrometry (MS), structural bioinformatics, and X-ray crystallography (X-ray). Instruct-FI activities are distributed over six universities throughout Finland (University of Helsinki, Helsinki; University of Oulu, Oulu; University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu; University of Tampere, Tampere; University of Turku and Åbo Akademi, Turku). The structural biology methods complemented by molecular, biophysical, biochemical and computational methods are used to study the functions and structures of biomolecules as well as their interactions in vivo and in vitro.
Instruct-FI activities in Finland operate within the organization of Biocenter Finland and HiLIFE Helsinki Institute of Life Science structural biology network. Instruct-FI promotes and coordinates integrated approaches to structural biology in Finland, by the provision of access and user support to facilities for X-ray crystallography, production and purification of proteins and macromolecular complexes, NMR, cryo-electron microscopy, enzymology, crystallization and membrane protein crystallization, mass spectroscopy, bioinformatics, drug discovery and data tracking.
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Instruct-FI provides services to the entire Finnish research community in both academia and industry. Instruct-FI structural biology network is the national contact point to Instruct-ERIC and it facilitates scientific exchange and technology transfer between national and European infrastructures and research groups. Instruct-FI structural biology network also supports training by the organization of workshops and practical courses.
The marked Biocenters all participate in Instruct-FI. Click on the markers to find website details of that Biocenter and what services they offer.
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