WELCOME TO EU-OPENSCREEN
A European Infrastructure of Screening Platforms
EU-OPENSCREEN, the European Infrastructure of Open Screening Platforms for Chemical Biology, integrates high-throughput screening platforms, chemical libraries, chemical resources for hit discovery and optimisation, bio- and cheminformatics support, and a database containing screening results, assay protocols, and chemical information.
These platforms - offering the most advanced technologies - will be used by European researchers from academia and SMEs in order to identify compounds affecting new targets. Open access to an integrated infrastructure for Chemical Biology will thus satisfy the needs for new bioactive compounds in many fields of the Life Sciences (e.g. human and veterinary medicine, systems biology, biotechnology, agriculture and nutrition).
EU-OPENSCREEN included in German Roadmap for large research infrastructures
Based on the evaluation report from the German Council of Science and Humanities (Wissenschaftsrat), the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) included EU-OPENSCREEN in its new Roadmap for large research infrastructures. The German Roadmap can be downloaded here.
Computational Aspects of High-Throughput Screening planning and analysis
EMBL Heidelberg, 14-16 Oct 2013
This course is aimed at academic, not-for-profit, and industrial researchers who need to perform high-throughput screens (HTS) of small molecule compounds and then analyse the data that these screens generate. Using a combination of lectures, discussions and computer-based practical sessions, you will learn how to use computational tools for the design, refinement and analysis of high-throughput screen data. A very distinguished group of speakers have accepted the invitation to share their knowledge during this 2.5-day course. Please visit the website for more information.
Events and Information
This year's International Chemical Biology Symposium ICBS 2013 will be held from October 7-9 in Kyoto, Japan. The flyer can be downloaded here and further information is available from the International Chemical Biology Society's website.
An Exploratory Workshop on New EU-OPENSCREEN Partnership in East and South Europe took place on 26 April 2013 in Lodz, Poland. The agenda can be downloaded here.
EU-OPENSCREEN's 4th Project Meeting took place in Umeå, Sweden in March 2013. See here for the agenda and the business plan presentation. Further presentations and notes are available on the internal pages.
Our new slogan is Chemical Keys for Life's Locks, as announced at the Mid-term Review Meeting in Vienna, in July 2012.
ECBS 2012 has taken place in July in Vienna. See here for program, poster and photos from the symposium. The next ECBS 2015 will be held in conjunction with the ICBS 2015 in Berlin (07-09 October 2015).
The 3year Preparatory Phase Project receives funding from the
European Union Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013)
under grant agreement n° 261861.