EU-OPENSCREEN - the European Infrastructure of Open Screening Platforms for Chemical Biology
EU-Openscreen is an ESFRI project aiming at building a sustainable European infrastructure for Chemical Biology, supporting Life Science research and its translation to medicine, agriculture and bio-industries.
EU-Openscreen aims to serve the increasing need for new biologically active substances in all areas of Life Sciences. These compounds will be used as tools or probes to investigate molecular mechanisms of diverse and complex biological processes. EU-Openscreen is building a distributed pan-European infrastructure of screening platforms, providing researchers from both academia and small and medium enterprises (SMEs) transnational access to the most advanced technologies, chemical and biological resources and expertise.
The EU-Openscreen Transition Committee has recently finalized the technical description document and the statutes. The agreed host country Germany is currently preparing the 2nd stage submission for the EU-Openscreen ERIC to the European Commission. The EU-Openscreen ERIC is expected to start operation and will be open to requests for projects in mid-2017.
NOR-Openscreen is the Norwegian node of the EU-Openscreen infrastructure project. This national infrastructure consists of 4 screening nodes located in Oslo, Bergen, Trondheim and Tromsø. The high throughput chemical biology screening platform at NCMM is one of the four nodes in NOR-Openscreen.