LEAPS facilities are joining forces in front of the coronavirus pandemic, offering their capacities to the whole scientific community. Several facilities have opened calls for rapid access to dedicated beamtime for prioritizing the research on the SARS-CoV-2 virus, its therapy and vaccine, above the rest, aiming at minimizing the time from proposal to paper submissions. In the attached brochure a brief description of instrumentation and methods are described, as well as some examples of first results.
HFML-FELIX has been awarded 15.1 million euros for the development of advanced instrumentation and new experimental techniques. The grant is part of The National Roadmap for Large-Scale Research Facilities of the Dutch Research Council (NWO) which enables the building or renovation of research facilities with international allure.
“These plans have been defined by identifying the most pressing requests from existing and prospective users to extend our experimental possibilities”, says Britta Redlich, Director at FELIX. “In all projects, we work closely together with universities, institutes, companies and medical centres across the country taking advantage of their expertise and experience in the corresponding areas. Ultimately these developments will be opened to the research community worldwide.” Read the full article here.
Finding an effective way to evolve from an exploitation model of the Earth resources to a sustainable one is an essential and imposing challenge humanity is facing today. A vital element of any long-term solution to this challenge will be new technology to meet our needs for energy and other resources and this, in turn, will require new materials and processes, predicted and realised through scientific research and innovation.
This document aims to be part of the co-creation process of Horizon Europe strategies and programs, in such a way that Research Infrastructures, and LEAPS, in particular, may make the most effective contribution possible to the Horizon Europe missions and grand challenges throughout the next decade and beyond.