Synchrotron-SOLEIL is located in Gif-sur-Yvette on the outskirts of Paris. A modern 3rd generation synchrotron source, SOLEIL has been open to users for 6 years and has 26 operational beamlines with a further 3 in commissioning mode. Transnational access at SOLEIL has previously been supported by IASFS, ELISA, CHARISMA and BioSTRUCT-X (I3 consortia). SOLEIL has, very close to the beamlines, a well-equipped and fully supported biochemistry laboratory and sample handling facilities which are available to users. SOLEIL will provide access to its beamlines for macro-molecular crystallography (MX) and biological solution scattering (SAXS). SOLEIL is also implicated in JRA and networking activities. SOLEIL, via both its operation and staff, has considerable experience in the provision for infrastructures for structural biology, with the present emphasis on synchrotron beamlines of which close to 30% of beamtime is requested by non-French EU countries. Recent training activities have included an EMBO workshop on MX in 2008 and regular contributions and practical sessions in the context of the HERCULES program, and contributions of training sessions to the HELIOS project (practical training in synchrotron methods for French university students).
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