Sample Preparation and Characterisation Facility

Transnational Access Programme

All European researchers (academic and industry) can apply for transnational access to perform their Structural Biology research at the SPC facility.


iNEXT- Discovery

iNEXT is a consortium funded by the Horizon2020 program to offer European researchers access to a wide range of advanced structural biology technologies, including X-ray technologies, NMR spectroscopy, Electron Microscopy and Biophysics, in large European infrastructures.



Instruct-European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ERIC) is a pan-European distributed research infrastructure making high-end technologies and methods in structural biology available to users. Open Access to the Instruct infrastructure, expertise and methods is available to academic and industry researchers from all countries. Researchers from Instruct member countries are eligible to apply for funding.

Molecular-Scale Biophysics Research Infrastructure (MOSBRI)

The Sample Preparation and Characterisation (SPC) Facility at EMBL Hamburg is a key member of the Molecular-Scale Biophysics Research Infrastructure (MOSBRI). Within this new EU initiative, the facility will offer services related to membrane proteins, protein complexes, and time-resolved experiments.

MOSBRI will provide trans-national (TNA) access to Molecular-scale biophysics instrumentation and expertise aiming at studying biological systems at an intermediate level between atomic-resolution structural descriptions and cellular-scale observations. For TNA eligibility and choosing us a as biophysical centre, please visit the following link.


Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) – German Research Foundation

The Sample Preparation and Characterisation (SPC) Facility at EMBL Hamburg is part of the DFG research infrastructure portal RIsources

For funding and further application, please visit Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG).