EU-OPENSCREEN: A European Infrastructure of Screening Platforms

Concept

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.

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.

The Facility

EU-OPENSCREEN will allow researchers in academia and SMEs to access resources for the development of bioactive small molecules. It will be an association of high throughput screening (HTS) centres. These offer chemical resources for hit discovery and optimisation, bio- and cheminformatics support, and a publicly accessible database. This database combines screening results, assay protocols, and chemical information.

A central facility will make available a large collection of diverse compounds representing the chemical knowledge of Europe. 

http://www.eu-openscreen.eu