Yesterday, we celebrated the inauguration of DK-OPENSCREEN, the Danish research infrastructure for chemical biology. Together with friends and colleagues from academia and industry as well as the Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science, Prof. Mads H. Clausen, Coordinator of DK-OPENSCREEN, and Dr. Faranack Nami, Platform Manager, launched DK-OPENSCREEN with speeches from Katrine Krogh Andersen, Dean of Research at the Danish Technical University (DTU), and Prof. Erling H. Stenby, Head of Department at DTU Chemistry. DK-OPENSCREEN is supported by four partner universities: the Technical University of Denmark, the University of Copenhagen, Aalborg University and Aarhus University and receives funding from the Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science.
As an open access platform for interdisciplinary research, DK-OPENSCREEN provides biologists with access to compounds with the potential to modulate biological systems, while chemists have a platform for testing the biological activity of their molecules. Denmark is currently an observer country in EU-OPENSCREEN and will become an ERIC member by January 1st, 2019. From January, 2019, Denmark will host two partner sites: the Danish Technical University (chemistry) and the Biotech Research and Innovation Centre (BRIC) at the University of Copenhagen (specialised screening).