The UK involvement in the SFX consortium at the European XFEL has been reviewed. The proposal was to fund a UK Hub at Diamond and to in part finance to build the beamline. The recommendation was for funding with no cuts. A final decision will depend on the signing of the formal agreement between the Wellcome Trust and RCUK.
Instruct was able to help communications and organisation within the UK structural biology community in preparation of the strategic bid. For further comments or opinions on this issue, sign up on the UK Forum and post your views.