Romania progressing towards EU-OPENSCREEN full membership

After the inclusion of EU-OPENSCREEN in the Romanian Roadmap for Research Infrastructures, we are pleased about another major success in Romania: Our partner the Coriolan Dragulescu Institute of Chemistry (formerly the Institute of Chemistry Timisoara of the Romanian Academy) has received 9.1 million Euro funding for the project 'ICT - Interdisciplinary Center for Smart Specialization in Chemical Biology (RO-OPENSCREEN)' for the rehabilitation of two buildings and the acquisition of state-of-the-art equipment for basic and applied research in chemical biology.

The interdisciplinary centre, which will be implemented at the Coriolan Dragulescu Institute of Chemistry, will host open-access facilities to support chemical synthesis, structural analysis, automated chemical compound management and the detection of biological activities using a variety of technologies. The center meets the requirements for the integration in EU-OPENSCREEN network to support the Romanian and European scientific community to develop novel tool compounds. On July 17th, the funding agreement was officially signed by Mrs Otilia Costisor, the legal representative of the Coriolan Dragulescu Institute of Chemistry, in the presence of Mr. Adrian Mariciuc, Secretary of State at the Ministry of European Funds. The project is co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund.