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 offers access to infrastructures to study the structure and function of biological macromolecules and their assemblies, and aspires to promote biomedicine, biotechnology, and biomaterials, involving scientists with or without previous experience in structural biology.
iNEXT follows the revolution in cryo-electron microscopy, offering for the first time trans-national access to high-end transmission electron microscopes. Access to biophysics facilities to study macromolecular interactions in cells and in vivo, is also offered for the first time.
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iNEXT can support researchers from all EU and associated countries, but also (in a more limited capacity) from international labs, to perform a variety of Structural Biology experiments with a translational research component, in the fields of X-ray crystallography, SAXS, NMR, EM, light imaging and Biophysics for Macromolecular Interactions. Support includes all access costs to all facilities, and support for travel and accommodation for the duration of experiments, where applicable. We particularly encourage applications from people with no or limited experience to the different techniques to look at our Extended Support and Structural Audit modalities, as well as expert researchers that will be more interested in our High-End Data collection modalities.
We welcome proposals that aim to advance science in Biomedicine, Biotechnology, and Biomaterials by providing new knowledge about structure and function of biological macromolecules and their assemblies.
The iNEXT consortium involves 23 partners from 14 different European countries. Training and networking activities are carried out to attract new users and to disseminate scientific results across academia and industry.