Instruct-ULTRA Annual Meeting

The second annual meeting for Instruct-ULTRA took place in March 2018, at St Annes College, Oxford. We welcomed 65 participants from our fifteen partner countries. Scientific short talks included latest work using cryo-EM to elucidate the structure and genome delivery mechanism of bacteriophage phi812, NMR approaches for protein determination and fascinating uses for nanobodies in structural biology research.For podcasts of four of the scientific talks, please go to our podcast page.The sec...

First Instruct Workshop on cryoEM best practices

The First Instruct Workshop on cryoEM best practices took place on 9-10 May at the Research Complex at Harwell and was attended by 29 participants, including from industry (FEI, GSK, Vertex, Astrazeneca). The meeting covered both operational and computational methods through short scene-setting presentations from Instruct Centres (Peijun Zhang, eBIC; Ludo Renault, NeCEN, Bruno Klaholz, IGBMC, Martyn Winn CCP-EM, Jose-Maria Carazo, CNB-CSIC and Juha Huiskonen, OPIC) followed by discussion sessio...

Instruct-ULTRA project funded by H2020

Instruct has secured funding for expanding the implementation of its services to its user community. The aim of the project, called Instruct-ULTRA, is to advance the scope and efficiency of Instruct service delivery (mainly access to infrastructure and training) and establish a strategy for a sustainable future. The proposed workplan includes engaging with communities outside Europe and strengthening relationships with industry. Instruct-ULTRA is coordinated from the Instruct Hub in the UK and w...