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Instruct-ERIC is a pan-European research infrastructure in structural biology, making high-end technologies and methods available to all European researchers.

Structural Biology is one of the key frameworks on which we interpret molecular and cellular functions. The main experimental technologies are complementary, and increasingly link detailed atomic structure with cellular context.

Structural Biology is currently in the middle of a revolution enabled by significant advances in the tools (direct electron detectors in EM, advances in synchrotron sources and detectors, XFELs, ultra-high field NMR, super-resolution cryo-light miscroscopy).

Researchers from Instruct member countries can request access to the service/technologies offered through the Instruct-ERIC Centres. (Twitter: @instructhub).

Instruct-ULTRA

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Instruct-ULTRA aims to accelerate the expanded implementation of Instruct by opening up to new members in Europe and partnerships at the global level and a sharp focus on increasing the effectiveness of user access to key technologies, working as appropriate with manufacturers.

ERIC-Forum

cropped-ERIC-Forum-Logo-v01-20180704-small-1.jpgERIC stands for European Research Infrastructure Consortium and is one of the 5 European legal instruments especially set up by the European Union in 2009 to provide a legal framework for (multisite) European research infrastructures. The objectives of the forum are to identify common challenges affecting the Forum Members as entities subject to the ERIC Regulation; to collectively response to these challenges; to contribute to the further development of the ERIC Regulation, ESFRI framework and European and international research context; and lastly to foster the visibility, impact and sustainability of ERICs.

iNEXT

inexthome.pngiNEXT is a consortium funded by the Horizon2020 program to offer European researchers access to a wide range of advanced structural biology technologies, including X-ray technologies, NMR spectroscopy, Electron Microscopy and Biophysics, in large European infrastructures.


Open Sesame

opensesame.pngOpen Sesame - sharing experience to unlock the power of synchrotoron light in the MIddle Easet. Transferring knowledge to the community emerging around SESAME synchrotron to fully exploit the brightest x-rays of the Middle East.

CORBEL

corbel_logo 2.pngCORBEL is an initiative of thirteen new biological and medical research infrastructures (BMS RIs), which together will create a platform for harmonised user access to biological and medical technologies, biological samples and data services required by cutting-edge biomedical research. CORBEL will boost the efficiency, productivity and impact of European biomedical research.

AARC2

aarc4.pngThe AARC2 project aims to address policy and technical interoperability gaps that prevent researchers from accessing the whole research and infrastructure service portfolio with one login (SSO), regardless of where this takes place in the ecosystem. By enabling SSO among infrastructures, scientists worldwide will be able to seamlessly and securely access infrastructure services, reducing administrative overhead and improving international collaboration.

RI-VIS

RI_VIS_temp_logo.pngRI-VIS is a Horizon 2020 project launched in February 2019 to expand the visibility of European research infrastructures. RI-VIS will target new communities within Europe such as new scientific communities, policy-makers, industrial communities and the general public, but also to reach out to new target regions internationally through cultivating partnerships between European and international research infrastructures and local experts. RI-VIS is supported by its consortium of 13 partners from 12 research infrastructures in the biomedical, social, and environmental sciences. The project is coordinated by the Instruct-ERIC hub team

TRANSVAC2

transvac.pngTRANSVAC2 focuses on making new vaccines quicker. The  consortium comprises a comprehensive collection of leading European institutions that propose to further advance with the previous initiative towards the establishment of a fully operational and sustainable European vaccine R&D infrastructure. It bridges the translational gap in biomedical research, and supports cooperation between public vaccine R&D institutions of excellence, related initiatives and networks in Europe, and industrial partners.

Horizon2020

Horizon2020 is the new funding programme of the European Commission, spanning 2013 through 2020.The first 2-year workprogramme is in preparation and the first calls for funding will be published in late December 2013 and early January 2014. Funding opportunities are tailored around addressing the three pillars of Scientific Excellence, Creation of Industry Leadership and Responses to Societal Challenges.
EOSC-Life
EOSC-Life brings together the 13 Biological and Medical ESFRI research infrastructures (BMS RIs) to create an open collaborative space for digital biology. It is our joint response to the challenge of analysing and reusing the prodigious amounts of data produced by life-science. Managing and integrating this data is beyond the capabilities of most individual end-users and institutes. By publishing data and tools in a Europe-wide cloud EOSC-Life aims to bring the capabilities of big science projects to the wider research community. Federated user access (AAI) will allow transnational resource access and authorisation. EOSC-Life establishes a novel access model for the BMS RI: through EOSC scientists would gain direct access to FAIR data and tools in a cloud environment available throughout the European Research Area.

Instruct-ERIC Events

Keep up to date with structural biology events from Instruct and around the world!

UPCOMING EVENTS IN MAY

Instruct Biennial Structural Biology Conference 2019 in Spain

Instruct-ERIC Centre Managers Workshop in Spain

Women in Science Workshop in Spain

Instruct-ERIC - Biology at different Scales course in France




Instruct Hub Team

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David Stuart

MRC Professor of Structural Biology Life Science Director Diamond and Director - Instruct-ERIC

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Susan Daenke

Coordinator - Instruct-ERIC



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Ray Owens

Group Leader, PPUK - University of Oxford

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Claudia Alen

Senior EU Programme Manager

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Naomi Gray

EU Scientific Project Manager - University of Oxford

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Natalie Haley

EU Scientific Project Manager

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Stephanie Chapman

Communications and Outreach Project Associate - University of Oxford

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Fiona Sanderson

Software Developer - Instruct-ERIC

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Twba Al-Shaghdari

Software Developer - Instruct-ERIC

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Madalena Gallagher

Administrative Officer

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Lorraine Donaldson

Finance Officer - Instruct-ERIC

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Estina Ketsetzopoulou

Finance Assistant - Instruct-ERIC

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Callum Smith

Senior Software Developer Lead


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Marcus Povey

Senior Software Developer 

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Yuguang Zhao

Instruct Senior Scientist