The key objective of EUROSTRUCT seeks to unravel SBCG's potential by creating a centre of excellence in structural biology with emphasis on structure-based drug design and discovery. Our complete set of objectives is as follows:
To set up a state-of the-art X-ray facility in IOPC/NHRF and develop our computational infrastructure to meet our increasing needs
To build a critical mass of sustainable research capacity with the aid of experienced personnel
To encourage and support the initiation of new focused research efforts employing new macromolecular targets
To extend our network of collaborations either with scientists within IOPC/NHRF and other national/international academic or research institutions in the frame of joint projects.
To enhance the cooperation with research groups of international reputation in the field through secondments and invitations
To follow integrated approaches coupling the equipment available in IOPC/NHRF (e.g. robotic crystallisation facility, 600MHz NMR) with the new X-ray and computational facilities.