Nordic Academic Compound Collection Initiative Launched

The formation of a Nordic Academic Compound Collection, initiated by the NCBC (Nordic Chemical Biology Consortium), contains an activity where chemists in the Nordic countries are offered to submit their prepared multitude of compounds to a screening collection. Most of these compounds have not been interrogated by any biological assay and therefore constitute a valuable and yet untapped resource. By formation of NACC, the compounds will be screened in a large number of assays by users of national screening infrastructures in the Nordic countries. Subsequently this will lead to new collaborations between Nordic chemists and biologists.

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NOR-Openscreen is the Norwegian node of the EU-Openscreen infrastructure project. They support the discovery of biologically active substances in all areas of the Life Sciences by providing transnational, open access to the most advanced technologies, chemical and biological resources as well as expertise through Europe.

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Nordic Chemical Biology Meeting 5-6 May, 2015, Sweden

NOR-openscreen will be well represented at the Nordic Chemical Biology meeting to be held in Sweden, strengthening links in this important area of science within Scandanavia.  Members of the consortium that have been invited to speak at the meeting include Kjetil Taskèn (Centre Director, Biotechnology Centre and Centre for Molecular Medicine Norway, Nordic EMBL Partnership University of Oslo and Professor of Medicine), Camila Esguerra (The Biotechnology Centre of Oslo) and Jeanette Hammer Andersen (The Norwegian College of Fishery Science).

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Oslotech AS announce support for NOR-Openscreen project

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Oslotech AS, the enterprise managing Oslo Science Park, in a letter of support has provided "our strong and unreserved support" for the NOR-Openscreen project. Marius Øgaard, Director of Networks & Knowledge, described The Biotechnology Center of Oslo as (one of) "the most important tenants of Oslo Science Park" and "at the core of the science park's mission". He outlined that infrastructure projects like NOR-openscreen, that benefit the academic community and small companies, are of "vital importance".

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Group Leader Appointment at BiO

Dr. Camila Esguerra has been recruited as a new group leader to the Biotechnology Centre of Oslo and will start in December. The focus of her research program (Chemical Neuroscience) will be Chemical Biology and disease modeling of neurological disorders (focused currently on epilepsy), using zebrafish as the main model organism.

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Welcome to NOR-OPENSCREEN

NOR-Openscreen successful application:

"This will be a major leap forward for Norwegian chemical biology and marine bioprospecting" says Biotechnology Centre / NCMM Director Professor Kjetil Taskén, UiO that heads the initiative in a comment. "I look forward to the negotiations, to seeing the installation of exciting new technologies and to joining forces with major European institutions in when EU-OPENSCREEN is transformed from a preparatory and transition phase ESFRI-project to a European Research Infrastructure (ERIC) probably towards the end of 2016


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Coordinated by University of Oslo in collaboration with SINTEF (Trondheim),the University of Tromsø (UiT), and the University of Bergen (UiB)

 

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NOR-Openscreen is the Norwegian node of the EU-Openscreen infrastructure project.

We support the discovery of biologically active substances in all areas of the Life Sciences.