Adhesion of the Robotein® platform to the Instruct-ERIC consortium
Photo : The Center for Protein Engineering (CIP) of ULiège received, in the presence of Véronique Halloin, General Secretary of the FNRS, the Vice-Rectors for Research of ULiège and ULB, a delegation of Instruct. At the University of Liège, Friday 14 February 2020 © Michel Houet
The Robotein® platform joins the Instruct-ERIC consortium, a pan-European research infrastructure active in structural biology.
The Robotein® platform joins the Instruct-ERIC consortium, a pan-European research infrastructure active in structural biology. On this occasion, the Center for Protein Engineering (CIP) (CIP) of ULiège received, in the presence of Véronique Halloin, General Secretary of the FNRS, the Vice-Rectors for Research of ULiège and ULB, and a representative of the Minister Willy Borsus, a delegation of Instruct, academic researchers and industrial partners to explore the latest technological innovation and to develop new collaborations.
The Robotein® platform, inaugurated in May 2015, is a technological platform for high throughput protein cloning, expression, purification and analysis. It is based on the skills and state-of-the-art equipment of two laboratories of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation, namely the CIP (ULiège) and the Centre for Structural Biology and Bioinformatics of the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB).
On September 27th, Instruct-ERIC's Executive Committee, confirmed by the General Assembly (Council) of October 16th, 2019, decided to integrate the Robotein® platform into its Belgian center, considering it to be a valuable addition to the consortium's catalogue of services. Robotein® thus becomes one of the two independent structures of the Belgian Instruct Affiliate Centre (BIACe), which is officially affiliated to the European INSTRUCT initiative, the other platform being Nanobodies4Instruct (VIB-VUB). Instruct-ERIC is a pan-European research infrastructure, active in the field of structural biology, making high-quality technologies and methods available to researchers. This legal structure recognized by the European Commission in July 2018 offers researchers from Instruct member countries access to the services/technologies offered through Instruct-ERIC centres, possibly with full funding. In addition, Instruct-ERIC provides industry with a single point of access to a wide range of state-of-the-art structural biology techniques and expertise.
The integration of Robotein® into the Instruct-ERIC consortium will give the platform greater visibility, not only in Belgium but also on a European level.
Press release, May 2015 : Inauguration of the Robotein® platform
Center for Protein Engineering (CIP) | André Matagne, Professeur -
Adhésion de la plateforme Robotein® au consortium Instruct-ERIC
À l’Université de Liège, le vendredi 14 février 2020
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