Research Instruments User Meeting

23 jan 2020

Insplorion started off 2020 with the first ever Research Instruments User Meeting last week. We invited our customers and collaborators to two days of workshops, presentations, and networking in Paris. We were joined by participants from six institutes and as many countries. Topics covered a broad range, from materials science, to structural biology, and biosensors. Professor Souhir Boujday of Sorbonne University and her group kindly helped us in coordinating the event.

The first day included presentations by Prof Boujday, one of our most active customer groups, on her work with biosensors and the various projects her group is engaged in, Florian on his work with biomaterials and their applications, and Shardul on his use of light as a trigger for photo-responsive material, all performed with Insplorion’s instruments. The day also consisted of presentations by Insplorion: Patrik B gave an overview of the broad range of applications users have published with our instruments, and Sara’s Tips and Tricks session provided ways of making more efficient use of them.

The second day opened with Olof of Insplorion taking a deeper dive into NPS technology, and ways of extracting meaningful results from the data. User presentations included those of Dr. Grazia on using pH to trigger conformation changes in peptides, and Dr. Tim Craggs, our newest customer, on his work in dynamic structural biology and what he plans on doing with his latest Insplorion purchase. The meeting closed with some great feedback on our instruments and features users are looking forward to most, moderated by João.

Between the lunches, coffee breaks and the very interactive dinner, there were plenty of opportunities for networking and learning about each other’s work. We hope everyone found the presentations as interesting and inspiring as we did. It was great to see such open, transparent and fruitful discussions among the participants. It is especially thrilling to hear that users now feel a greater sense of community, and hope that this leads to further interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research in the near future.

If you’re interested in becoming one of our research instrument users, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us to arrange a demo.