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NSRRC Renewed MOU with Institute for Protein Research of Osaka University
The group photos of the MOU signing ceremony via videoconferencing between the NSRRC (above) and the Institute for Protein Research, Osaka University (below).
The National Synchrotron Radiation Research Center (NSRRC) and the Institute for Protein Research (IPR), Osaka University, Japan hosted a MOU signing ceremony via videoconferencing on March 10th. It was the second-time renewal after the first signing in 2012 and the renewal in 2017. This MOU aims to continue the existing collaboration including combining the expertise, and commonly utilizing facilities of both institutes. The IPR has a contract beamline (BL44XU, SPring-8) dedicated for biological macromolecule assemblies and membrane protein research, whereas the NSRRC has several beamlines for protein crystallography. This international collaboration allows access to each other’s facilities for mutual interest and is expected to facilitate innovative research in protein structural research.