ISBUC – Integrative Structural Biology at the University of Copenhagen
Integrative Structural Biology at the University of Copenhagen – ISBUC – is a cluster that has been established to create optimal conditions for collaboration and sharing of technologies and equipment and to respond to the changing conditions for structural biology. From a time when every laboratory typically focused on the application of single techniques, you now typically need to integrate data from multiple techniques to obtain a broader picture of the system under investigation. Simultaneously, the constant technological developments push for constant investments in state-of-the-art infrastructure warranting that larger consortia unite to run and make use of the infrastructure.
The cluster incorporates all scientists involved in structural biology and related fields at the University of Copenhagen and spans 16 departments from the Faculty of Sciences and the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences. The cluster provides a single point of contact for the community and thus facilitates access and communication with the structural biology community both internally and externally.
The cluster is organized by a steering committee elected at the yearly general assembly. The committee consists of three members employed at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences and three members from the Faculty of Science. The Committee constitutes itself with a chairman and a vice chairman from each faculty.