General information

Full name                                
Integrated Structural Biology Infrastructure              
Short name                           
Instruct-ERIC              
Legal status          
ERIC                                        
Operational statusfully operational
 
Coordinating institutionInstruct-ERIC
INSTRUCT Director
David Stuart
  
RI member countries
BE, CZ, DK, ES, FR, IL, IT, LV, NL, PT, SK, UK
Observer-
 
Website instruct-eric.eu
Contact

Claudia Alén Amaro

Claudia [at] instruct-eric.eu
Twitter: @instructhub

National nodes

This sections provides an overview on the national subsidiaries of the RI.

 

NameContact, website

Instruct Centre BE

   (Nanobodies4Instruct)

Contact: Jan Steyaert, Els Pardon, jan.steyaert [at] vub.ac.be

Website

  

Instruct Centre CZ

   (CEITEC, BIOCEV)

Contact: Vladimir Sklenar, vladimir.sklenar [at] ceitec.muni.cz

Website
  

Instruct Centre ES

   (I2PC, CSIC Madrid)

Contact: Jose-Maria Carazo, carazo [at] cnb.csic.es

Website
  

Instruct Centre FR1

   (IGBMC)

Contact: Alberto Podjarny, podjarny [at] igbmc.fr

Website
  

Instruct Centre FR2

   (ISBG)

Contact: Darren Hart, darren.hart [at] ibs.fr

Website
  

Instruct Centre IL

   (ISPC, Centre for Bioinformatics)

Contact: Joel Sussman, Joel.Sussman [at] weizmann.ac.il

Website
  

Instruct Centre IT

   (CERM/CIRMMP)

Contact: Lucia Banci, banci [at] cerm.unifi.it

Website
  

Instruct Centre NL

   (Utrecht University, NKI, NeCEN)

Contact: Rolf Boelens, Reinout Raijmakers,
Bram Koster, Anastassis Perrakis, R.Raijmakers [at] uu.nl

Website
  

Instruct Centre UK

   (Diamond Light Source,

   Molecular Biophysics Suite,

   OPIC, Oxford Mass Spectrometry

   Centre, Research Complex Harwell,

   STRUBI)

Contact: Dave Stuart, dave [at] strubi.ox.ac.uk

Website

 

 

Description of the organisation

 

Instruct-ERIC is a pan-European research infrastructure in structural biology, making high-end technologies and methods available to users from Instruct member countries. Users are given access to highly specialised instruments, with on-site expertise to help them gain the best results for their projects.

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 and technologies available (direct electron detectors in EM, advances in synchrotron sources and detectors, XFELs, ultra-high field NMR, super-resolution cryo-light microscopy).

 

 

Service offer

A list of services offered by Instruct can be downloaded here.