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Research contracts and Fundings


The French Infrastructure for Integrated Structural Biology (FRISBI) provides an infrastructure for integrative structural biology approaches, from the molecular to the cellular level, integrating multi-resolution data from X-ray crystallography, small angle X-ray scattering, NMR, Cryo-EM and functional data including development for protein expression and crystallization. FRISBI is open to structural and molecular and cell biologists from both academia and industry from France and Europe. A simple, transparent peer reviewed process will provide access based on its feasibility and resource availability. Applications for access can be submitted at any time. Users will be required to contribute towards the costs of access.
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iNEXT: Infrastructure for NMR, EM and X-rays for Translational Research

iNEXT 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. iNEXT aspires to promote biomedicine, biotechnology, and biomaterials, involving scientists with or without previous experience in structural biology, and it offers both for the first time transnational access to high-end transmission electron and access to biophysics facilities to study macromolecular interactions in cells and in vivo. iNEXT is coordinated by Rolf Boelens (Utrecht University) together with Anastassis Perrakis (NKI, Amsterdam; Deputy coord.) and the consortium involves 6 Synchrotron sites (Diamond, EMBL-HH, EMBL-GR, ESRF, Lund, Soleil), 6 NMR centres (Berlin, Brno, Florence, Frankfurt, Lyon, Utrecht), 5 EM facilities(Brno, Diamond, EMBL-HD, Leiden, Madrid), 2 biophysics facilities (Amsterdam, EMBL-HD), several Network and Training centres (Instruct, Brno, Budapest, Lisbon, Oulu, Patras, Rehovot), as well as some Research Partners (Aarhus, MAXIV, ESS).
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World class Science and Innovation with Neutrons in Europe 2020 (SINE2020)

SINE2020 is a neutron project of the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 which officially started through a kick-off meeting that took place in Copenhagen on 16th October 2015. This new project is a consortium of the main European facilities and academic partners (covering a total of 13 countries) conducting neutron research and is coordinated by the ILL. SINE2020 has two objectives: preparing Europe for the unique opportunities at the European Spallation Source (ESS) in 2020 and developing the innovation potential of neutron large scale facilities. Within SINE2020, a postdoctoral fellow will be recruited in the ILL’s Life Sciences Group to work on the development of protein crystallogenesis methods for the production of large crystals suitable for neutron protein crystallography (NMX) and the project will involve interaction with partners/collaborators at FRM-II, Jülich, the European Spallation neutron Source (ESS) in Lund, and scientists from GlaxoSmithKline, Douglas Instruments, CFEL (DESY, Hamburg) and ISIS (RAL).
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Labex GRAL, Grenoble Alliance for Integrated Structural & Cell Biology

The GRAL “Laboratory of excellence” (Grenoble Alliance for Integrated Structural Cell Biology) is constituted by two institutes (BIG – IBS). The GRAL’S priority is deciphering and integrating knowledge on the structure and dynamics of proteins and their function in the cellular context, both in space and time. This approach will allow the understanding of the modulation of the biological functions, and will open the way to major advances in health, environment and biotechnologies.
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