Instruct-ERIC member countries and organisations

Currently there are 15 countries and organisations who have signed up as members of the Instruct European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ERIC). Each member pays an annual membership, which allows scientists from those countries to submit their proposals to gain access to the service/technologies catalogue, apply for internships and R&D pilot project funding, and access expert training.

Member countries and organisations are shown in the table below. Click to view centre information, funding bodies and contact details for the country representatives.

Representative: Jan Steyaert (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)
Representative: Jan Burianek
Facilities: BIOCEV, CEITEC
Representative: Plamena Markova (EMBL Heidelberg)
Subscription financed by:


Representative: Marko Uutela (Academy of Finland)
Representative: Gideon Schreiber (Weizmann Institute of Science)
Representative: Lucia Banci (CERM/CIRMMP)
Facilities: Instruct Centre IT
Representative: Kaspars Tars (Latvian Biomedical Research and Study Centre)
Representative: Gintaras Valincius (Institute of Biochemistry, Vilnius University)
Representative: Rolf Boelens (Bijvoet Center, Utrecht University)
Representative: Maria Carrondo (Universidade Nova de Lisboa)
Representative: Miloš Hricovíni (Institute of Chemistry, Slovak Academy of Sciences)
Representative: Jose Carazo (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas CSIC)

Non-member countries

Instruct-ERIC services are available to researchers from non-member countries through collaboration or ‘Pay for Access’. You would apply by registering and submitting a proposal in the usual way, and we would serve as a broker to send your request to the Instruct Centres. Alternatively, we would refer you to other funding sources for research visits, for example iNEXT. For more information about participation in Instruct activities by scientists from non-member countries, consult our eligibility page.

European countries with links to Instruct-ERIC

Some European countries partner with Instruct-ERIC through the Instruct-ULTRA project, with a view to joining Instruct-ERIC in future. In other countries we have a contact point for Instruct enquiries. Click in the table below to find a contact person who may be able to advise about future country membership for Instruct-ERIC.

Representative: Kristina Djinovic-Carugo (University of Vienna)
Representative: Harald Schwalbe (Institut für Organische Chemie und Chemische Biologie)
Representative: Evangelia Chrysina (National Hellenic Research Foundation (NHRF) )
Representative: Beata Vertessy (Budapest University)
Representative: Dusan Turk (Jožef Stefan Institute)
Representative: Gunter Schneider (Karolinska Institutet)

International Partnerships

One of Instruct-ERIC’s aims is to foster international collaboration in structural biology. Partnerships have developed whereby Instruct-ERIC offers training and shared expertise in instrumentation technology, research techniques and administration. Click below for country details.

Representative: Alberto Podjarny (CNRS)
Representative: Shaker Chuck Farah (Universidade de Sao Paulo)
Representative: Areej Abuhammad (University of Jordan)
Representative: Alejandro Buschiazzo (Institut Pasteur)
Representative: Alberto Podjarny (CNRS)