Interim Evaluation of Large Research Infrastructures 2017 by MEYS - Results
Performance of all Large Research Infrastructures included in the „Roadmap of the Czech Republic of Large Infrastructures for Research, Experimental Development and Innovation for the years 2016-2022” has been subject of the Interim Evaluation by International Evaluation Committee established by the Ministry of Education, Youth, and Sports of the Czech Republic.
An official celebration of ERIC status adoption takes place at the Royal Society, London on the 18th July 2017.
Instruct-ERIC launched in London
Jo Johnson recognised the value and relevance of collaborative work between the UK and European scientists.
2nd iNEXT Annual Users Meeting
The 2nd iNEXT Annual Users Meeting took place on 22nd-24th May 2017, in Brno (Czech Republic). The venue was the “BEST WESTERN PREMIER Hotel International Brno”, in the very center of the second largest city of the Czech Republic, where Gregor Mendel conducted his groundbreaking experiments and established a new scientific field of genetics.
The 3rd Instruct Biennial Structural Biology Conference
The 3rd Instruct Biennial Structural Biology Conference took place in Brno, Czech Republic, from May 24 to May 26, 2017 hosted by Instruct-CZ/CEITEC. Brno is the city of Johann Gregor Mendel, a founder of modern genetics and one of the first scientists who applied a multidisciplinary approach to explain his observations. The social programme of the meeting included a visit to the Mendel’s Museum and dinner at the Augustinian Abbey, where Mendel worked and lived.
Reader's Corner Archive
The evolution of solution state NMR pulse sequences through the ‘eyes’ of triple-resonance spectroscopy
Lewis Kay in The evolution of solution state NMR pulse sequences through the ‘eyes’ of triple-resonance spectroscopy highlights how pulse sequence ‘engineering’ has evolved during past decades with the focus on liquid state NMR applications.
Visualization of biological macromolecules at near-atomic resolution: cryo-electron microscopy comes of age
The topical review by Alok K. Mitra recapitulates developments and transformational advances of cryo-EM technology.
The expanding toolkit for structural biology: synchrotrons, X-ray lasers and cryo-EM
Samar Hasnain et. al. describe the steadily-expanding methodologies for atomic resolution studies in The expanding toolkit for structural biology: synchrotrons, X-ray lasers and cryo-EM. Of note is the following statistics: Despite the wealth of structures in the Protein Data Bank, a closer examination reveals that 89% of the structures, i.e. 126 994, are of proteins or complexes with a molecular weight of less than 160 kDa. Furthermore, only 4% of the deposited structures have a molecular weight in excess of 300 kDa.