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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 2018More information on the post can be found via our jobswebsite....

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...

Keep up to date with news from Instruct-ERIC

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...

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...

CORBEL 2nd Open Call for Research Projects

Instruct is excited to be participating in the CORBEL 2nd Open Call for research projects. CORBEL is looking for innovative research projects are projects at the interface between different biomedical and life science fields requiring service provision from multiple research infrastructures.   Are you working on a complex research project in need of multiple, different technologies? Would you benefit from access to state-of-the-art research infrastructures and...

Instruct awarded the fifth edition of the R&D pilot project scheme

Instruct allocates resources to support a limited number of pilot studies proposed by researchers from Instruct member countries (for 2017 ES, FR, IL, IT, NL, PT, UK). Pilot projects may be funded up to a maximum of €15,000. Proposals to this fifth edition were highly evaluated by an international panel of reviewers with a success rate of 16%. Proposals were selected aiming to bring together top science as well as contributing to strengthen the integration of Instruct.Recipient of ...

Instruct Training Program for 2018

The following are Instruct courses for 2018Instruct ULTRA/iNEXT Aria Workshops - 2 Feb Advanced Methods for the integration of diverse structural data - 19-25 Feb Instruct/CIISB course on fragment screening using crystallography laboratory equipment - 5-6 April Instruct Course on Model Building and Refinement for High Resolution EM Maps - 1-4 MayOpen Sesame & Instruct workshop on Remote MX Data Collection using the Diamond Light Source- 14-18 May Instruct-I2PC-FEI: ...

To listen live or to download: In our time discusses Rosalind Franklin achievements

This week in the BBCRadio4 program 'In our time', Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the achievements of the pioneering scientist Rosalind Franklin with Patricia Fara, Judith Howard and Jim Naismith. Professor Jim Naismith has recently join Strubi at the University of Oxford and Instruct Centre in the UK and he is the Director of the Research Complex at Harwell....

CORBEL Anastassis Perrakis

Prof. Anastassis Perrakis from the Netherland Cancer Institute talks about his experience as a user of the CORBEL Open Call. Why did he apply to this call and what are his experiences accessing two different research infrastructures? ...

2018 Instruct-ERIC internships announced

Instruct-ERIC is delighted to announce the successful applicants for the 2018 Internship call. The Instruct Internship Programme funds research visits of 3-6 months duration to Instruct Centres in Europe. The aim is to facilitate valuable collaborations with Instruct research groups applying techniques that are not available in the applicant’s laboratory. Applications should specifically focus on the benefit to the applicant’s research. Internships may be hosted at any institution that hosts...

In Road: A New Horizon 2020 project contributing to the harmonisation of European Research Infrastructures

Prof Lucia Banci (Instruct Deputy Director) is a member of the Reflection Group of the H2020 Project InRoad. The group consists in an expert and skilled group consisted of representatives of the main bodies and stakeholder organisations involved in funding, priority setting or evaluation of RI as well as representatives of relevant RI from all around Europe. On 15-16th January 2018, Lucia Banci participated to the InRoad workshops in Brussels, the second of a series to engage with ...

Fifth FRISBI call for funded access open

 Access to FRISBI infrastructure is possible for all scientists working in French laboratories. Scientists working at FRISBI centres cannot request funding for access to their local centre.Up to 1000 € of support is available as a contribution towards the costs of each project (consumables, reagents and travel for one person). The number of awards is limited. The user is expected to cover any additional expenses beyond the 1000 € award.Scientists may visit single or multip...

Instruct and Corbel announced new webinar: ARIA - Powering your access management from the cloud

ARIA provides a wide range of web-based tools for a huge number of organisations worldwide. ARIA cloud services also are very relevant to the management of research infrastructures. ARIA can be customised to match the look and feel of any existing webpages and can merge seamlessly to any current applications through styling or through the well-defined and documented API. Access management is a critical function for research facilities who attract scientists using machines/services/tools and...

CORBEL catalogue launched

Today CORBEL, a H2020 cluster project uniting 13 European biological and medical research infrastructures, launched its Catalogue of Services (http://www.corbel-project.eu/ctlgx1). CORBEL aims to create a platform for harmonised user access to biological and medical technologies, samples and expertise in order to support cutting-edge biomedical research.  The CORBEL Catalogue of Services offers an overview on what kind of services (access to samples and technologies, da...

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