Instruct optimistic for 2021

We would like to wish all our colleagues, users and funders best wishes for the New Year 2021.

Firstly, we are pleased to note the EU/UK withdrawal agreement which will have a positive impact on the UK's involvement in the European Research Infrastructure Landscape and the UK's participation in Horizon Europe. Instruct looks forward to continuing to provide its services to the European community with the full involvement of UK Centres, and open access for UK and European researchers.

Secondly, we are very proud that the scientific achievements of the Instruct-ERIC Director, Professor David Stuart, have been recognised with the honour of a Knighthood. This highlights the important role that structural biology plays in understanding fundamental biological processes that help develop preventative and therapeutic solutions, most recently manifest in the structural work done on the SARS CoV2 viral proteins and their interactive molecules.

Instruct has an exciting programme of infrastructure service provision, training events, research and training awards and outreach events to new communities planned for 2021 and we welcome interest from the scientific community at large.