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European Photon & NeutronScience Campus
ESRFEuropean Synchrotron Radiation Facility
ILL Institut Laue-Langevin
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EMBLEuropean Molecular Biology Laboratory
IBSInstitut de Biologie Structurale
ILL, 2015
PSCMPartnership for Soft Condensed Matter
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The EPN science campus is an international science hub hosting three major European institutes along with joint partnerships. It hosts a staff of 1500, including 500 scientists or postgraduate students, and welcomes more than 8000 guest researchers every year, resulting in more than 4000 publications annually in peer-reviewed journals.

Grenoble, in the heart of the French Alps, is famous for science and innovation. In a world where technological progress depends more than ever on fundamental research, the European Photon and Neutron Science Campus (EPN) offers not only the world’s most powerful neutron source, the ILL, but also the world’s premier source of photons, the ESRF.

As service institutes, the ILL and the ESRF provide facilities for scientists from their 19 member countries and others from all over the world. The EMBL has its Grenoble laboratories on the campus and runs a scientific programme strongly related to the neighbouring neutron and photon facilities and amplified through numerous collaborative projects.

Scientific instrumentation of this quality has made the campus a unique location for experiments breaking new ground in modern research, in fields as diverse as structural biology, fundamental physics, or the science of materials.

To maintain this momentum the institutes seek synergies and scientific partnerships at every level. As science advances and research needs develop, new support facilities are provided such as the Partnership for Structural Biology (PSB), with its highly specialised laboratory for the deuteration of biological samples (D-Lab), and its materials science support laboratory. At the ESRF, eleven Collaborating Research Groups complement the offer of beamlines to the European scientific community.

A new collaboration, the Partnership for Soft Condensed Matter (PSCM) has just been established between the ILL and the ESRF, and other partnerships are foreseen in the future (for extreme conditions science for example).

This EPN website provides the essential information visitors may require, whether they arrive as scientific users, visitors to the institutes, or members of the various scientific and administrative committees. It is also the portal providing access for ILL and ESRF users to a number of administrative applications (user accounts, experiments proposal submission, registration for experiments, report archives, training programmes, etc.).

European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL)

EMBL Grenoble, France, is a laboratory with a staff of about 85, financed by its 20 Member States and located in very close proximity to two unique European facilities for research in structural biology: the nuclear facilities of the Institut Laue Langevin (ILL), which provide high-flux neutron beams, and the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF), which produces amongst the world's most intense X-ray beams. [more]


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European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF)

The European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF) in Grenoble, France, is a research facility jointly financed by 19 European countries.

The ESRF operates the most powerful synchrotron radiation source in Europe. Several thousand researchers travel to Grenoble every year to benefit from the first-class scientific environment available at the ESRF for experiments at the cutting edge of modern science. [more]

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Copyright: D. Morel / CEA

The Institute de Biologie Structurale is an important French research centre with cutting edge facilities. It develops new methodologies for integrative structural biology.

The Institute performs interdisciplinary research at the interface of biology, physics and chemistry and focuses on the structure-function relationship of proteins, with particular emphasis on human health related problems.
The IBS is a mixed research unit (UMR) jointly operated by two French national research agencies (the CEA and the CNRS) and the University Joseph Fourier (UJF). About 250 people work at the institute, representing over thirty different nationalities. More on www.ibs.fr

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Institut Laue Langevin (ILL)

The Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL) is an international research centre at the leading edge of neutron science and technology.

The Institute operates the most intense neutron source in the world, feeding intense beams of neutrons to a suite of 40 high-performance instruments that are constantly upgraded. [more]

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