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Welcome

It is our great pleasure to invite you to a virtual event celebrating the achievements of Instruct-ERIC in the time since achieving European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ERIC) status in 2017.

The event will celebrate the achievements of Instruct-ERIC, recognising the hard work and commitment of the consortium, staff, supporters and users, in the wider context of the successful European Research Infrastructure landscape.

Through selected talks by our eminent colleagues and a panel discussion, we will look ahead to an exciting future for Instruct-ERIC and Research Infrastructures in Europe, exploring new collaborative opportunities that will enable important scientific and technological developments.

Details of the agenda and registration can be found below.

 

 


 

Registration

 

Registration is now open for this online event. To avoid disappointment, please register as soon as possible using the link below.

Ahead of the meeting you will be sent full connection details and the final meeting agenda.

 

 


 

Agenda

 

The agenda for the virtual event is available below.

 

(CEST)    
14:00 Welcome Joel Sussman, co-director of the Structural Proteomic Center in Israel and Professor of Structural Biology at the Weizmann Institute of Science
14:05 Video greetings

Greetings from

   

Eric Guittet, Director of Research at CNRS, Instruct Council Chair

Stephen Burley, Professor and Henry Rutgers Chair, Director of RCSB Protein Data Bank

Nicolas Pade, Executive Director at EMBRC

Jacques Demotes, Director General of ECRIN

Anton Ussi, Operations Director at EATRIS-ERIC

Antje Keppler, Interim Director of Euro-Bioimaging

14:10 Vision for Research Infrastructures in Europe Roberta Zobbi, Deputy Head of Research & Industrial Infrastructures Unit at the European Commission
14:20 Celebrating achievements of Instruct-ERIC in the European Research Infrastructure landscape David Stuart, Director of Instruct-ERIC
14:40 Celebrating recent Instruct-ERIC Members  and Centres  Stephen Cusack, Head of EMBL Grenoble
14:50 Opportunities to collaborate in  Open Access and Data Sharing  Andrew Smith, Head of External Relations at ELIXIR
15:00 Q&A  
15:10 Break  
15:25 Celebrating collaborations between European Research infrastructures   John Womersley , Chair of ERIC Forum  
15:45 The impact of Instruct-ERIC on the Horizon Europe missions  Lucia Banci, Deputy Director of Instruct-ERIC
15:55 Positioning Instruct-ERIC as a scientific influencer Jan Steyaert, Director of Nanobodies for Instruct
16:05 Panel Q&A

Panellists

   

Stephen Burley, Professor and Henry Rutgers Chair, Director of RCSB Protein Data Bank

Maria Armenia Carrondo, Professor of Structural Biology, ITQB, Lisbon

Evangelia Chrysina, Senior Researcher at NHRF, Instruct-ERIC Greece representative

Susan Daenke, Instruct-ERIC Coordinator

Eric Guittet, Director of Research at CNRS, Chair of Instruct-ERIC Council

David Stuart, Instruct-ERIC Director, Professor of Structural Biology at University of Oxford

Roberta Zobbi, Deputy Head of Research & Industrial Infrastructures Unit at the European Commission

16:25 Closing remarks  
16:30 End  

 

Meeting Chair

Joel Sussman, co-director of the Structural Proteomic Center in Israel and Professor of Structural Biology at the Weizmann Institute of Science

 

 


 

Video Greetings

 

 
Eric Guittet, Director of Research at CNRS, Instruct Council Chair   Stephen Burley, Professor and Henry Rutgers Chair, Director of RCSB Protein Data Bank
 
Nicolas Pade, Executive Director at EMBRC   Jacques Demotes, Director General of ECRIN
 
Antje Keppler, Interim Director of Euro-Bioimaging   Anton Ussi, Operations Director at EATRIS-ERIC
   
Niklas Blomberg, Director of ELIXIR    

 


 

About Instruct-ERIC

Instruct-ERIC is the single point of access to technology and expertise for structural biology research. Through its specialist research centres in Europe, Instruct-ERIC offers funded research visits, training, internships and R&D awards. By promoting integrative methods, Instruct-ERIC enables excellent science and technological development for the benefit of all life scientists.

 

 

The importance of structural biology

Structural biology is a powerful tool to understand how cells work. It reaches for the limits of our understanding of biomolecular structure and function and reveals how these can be modified. Such fundamental knowledge is increasingly important for the development of new therapeutics to meet the challenges of an ageing society, universal health coverage and global pandemics.

 

The role of Instruct-ERIC

Instruct-ERIC is a dynamic, distributed infrastructure of research centres across Europe, providing peer-reviewed access to state-of-the-art, structural biology technologies.

Instruct Centres help to develop the next generation of instrumentation in partnership with industry, and provide training and internships to support structural biologists in developing expertise in cutting-edge methodologies. The services offered by Instruct-ERIC are available to academic and industry researchers worldwide, and funding is available to academic researchers from Instruct Member countries.