Instruct-ERIC is the single point of access to technology and expertise for structural biology research. Through its specialist research centres in Europe, Instruct-ERIC offers funded research visits, training, internships, and R&D awards. By promoting integrative methods, Instruct-ERIC enables excellent science and technological development for the benefit of all life scientists.
Finland became a full member of Instruct-ERIC in 2019. In February 2020, Instruct Centre Finland services were opened and are available through the Instruct-ERIC catalogue for international and national use (Instruct-ERIC News). Being a member of Instruct-ERIC allows scientists from Finland to access the wide catalogue of cutting-edge structural biology technologies, including funding to enable important research discoveries in molecular bioscience.
FINStruct is a national, coordinated, multi-institution, open-access, research infrastructure network. It provides integrated structural biology services and training to support research and innovation in life science. FINStruct services are provided by core facilities in five universities (Helsinki, Oulu, Eastern Finland, Turku, and Åbo Akademi), and coordinated by the University of Helsinki. FINStruct and Instruct-ERIC Centre Finland are included on the Finnish research infrastructure 2021-2024 roadmap
FINStruct spearheads international research and development in biomolecular complex purification (Biocomplex); cryo-electron microscopy (cryoEM); nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR); native mass spectrometry (native-MS); structural bioinformatics, X-ray crystallography and data management. Each unit is a core facility of the research providing organizations.