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Instruct-ERIC Training course awards

The nineth training course call has been awarded, congratulation to the following people:Eva Pebay-Peyroula - Instruct-France 2Carlos Oscar Sanchez Sorzano - Instruct-SpainChristine Ebel - Instruct-France 1Alexandre Bonvin - Instruct- NetherlandsJan Dohnalek - Instruct-Czech Republic...

Register now for the Instruct Biennial Structural Biology Conference 2019

The 4th Instruct Biennial Structural Biology Conference will take place in Alcalá de Henares, Spain, from May 23 till May 25, 2019 and registration is now well under way. The historical Alcalá de Henares is, in addition to the birthplace of Miguel de Cervantes, where the Universidad Complutense, one of the oldest universities in the world, was founded in 1293. The Instruct Biennial Conferences now in its 4th edition has a strong focus on integrative structural biology and i...

Instruct participated of the Project Open SESAME General Assembly

Prof Joel Sussman (Instruct-Israel) represented Instruct-ERIC at the last Open Sesame General Assembly, which met at the SESAME Synchrotron in Allan, Jordan in December 2018. Open Sesame is the Horizon 2020 project working to transfer knowledge to the community emerging around SESAME synchrotron to fully exploit the research infrastructure. Instruct-ERIC is a partner of this great enterprise and this meeting was another success story in this important project. You can read more about this projec...

CAPRI call for targets

After the successful CAPRI first experience in 2017, they are back again this year with their call to structural biologists working on structures of protein complexes, to consider offering their structures as targets to CAPRI, the community wide initiative for the Critical Assessment of Predicted Interactions. CAPRI is a double-blind experiment established 16 years ago for assessing the performance of computational methods for modelling protein-protein interactions and protein complexe...

Fourth TRANSVAC Call

The fourth cut-off date for proposal submission for the open TRANSVAC Call is on 15 December 2018.  The call for application was launched on 15 October 2017 and will remain open for the duration of the project (until April 2022) or until all services have been exhausted. Applications can be submitted at any time as soon as the application form for the next cut-off date is online and will be processed at pre-defined cut-off dates occurring every four months. Use...

ARIA Version 2.1 Launched

ARIA version 2.1 has been launched. Version 2.1 brings many new features to ARIA, along with many behind-the-scenes improvements. Key features include:  New Customisable Admin Dashboard When you arrive at the administration pages of ARIA (clicking “Your admin” at the bottom of one of our sites) you will see a simple one-page display of all of your pending actions in ARIA. What you see will depend upon who you are e.g. a reviewer will see a list of proposals awaiting their ...

Second Instruct Workshop on cryo-EM best practices videos available

Following on the success of the first Instruct Workshop on cryo-EM best practices held in Harwell in May 2017, NeCEN (Instruct-NL)  organised the second version that took place in Leiden, The Netherlands on 15-16 Oct 2018. Focus was given towards operations, remote control, efficient usage of the machines and live processing in two separate sessions followed by round table discussions. The workshop was highly oversubscribed, thus it was decided to record the presentati...

CORBEL 2nd Open Call for Research Projects

The CORBEL Open Call for research projects is going to close finally on 31 December 2018. Applications from companies are especially welcome in this last submission round of the Call. Both SMEs and large enterprises can get support to move their R&D project a step forward.More information about the CORBEL Open Call is available here.Special information for industrial R&D projects is given on the website focusing on applicants from industry. Please spread the word again about the ...

Latvia new member of Instruct-ERIC

Latvia will officially become full member of Instruct-ERIC, with the approval of the Instruct Council. Full membership will start the 1st of January, more information will follow....

​CORBEL Staff Exchange “Instruct ARIA introduction and adaptations for EU-OPENSCREEN ERIC”

August 14-17th, 2018 in Oxford (England), hosted by Instruct-ERIC.In the CORBEL Project, transnational user access projects are implemented using the user-friendly online access management system (“ARIA”), which was developed by Instruct-ERIC. This system covers all administrative stages of the project including proposal submission, review, and project execution and reporting. To learn more about how this administration system for the management and tracking of user projects can ...

Ivano Bertini Award 2019

A biennial award has been set up in memory of Ivano Bertini, who pioneered innovative methodologies in the field of NMR and championed technology integration as a foundation for correlative structural biology. The award recognises scientists who have undertaken frontier research utilising an integrative structural biology approach which aligns with the Instruct vision. Nominations are invited for the Ivano Bertini Award 2019 for a significant achievement in any area of the biolog...

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...

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 ...

Instruct hosts Networking Session at FENS forum

In July 2019, Instruct hosted a special networking session at the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS) Forum meeting.Prof Radu Ariescu from University of Cambridge gave a fascinating talk about Instruct services allowed him to solve the protein structure of a notoriously difficult yet scientifically significant membrane protein, the GABAA receptor complex. Naomi Gray followed with a short introduction to Instruct-ERIC, alongside introductions from our partner resea...

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...

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