LENS Webinar Series
LENS presents a live webinar roughly every month. It is cheduled on Thursdays, starting at 11 am CET.
Each webinar should last about an hour, and will feature a guest lecturer and an interactive Q&A via Zoom. The webinars are also streamed live to the LENS website, where they are recorded and archived.
Currently, the webinars will alternate between two themes: how neutron science contributes to the fight against global health threats; and new directions in neutron instrumentation.
26 November 2020: New Directions in Instrumentation
Multiplexing backends for neutron spectroscopy
Rasmus TOFT-PETERSEN, DTU/ESS
22 October 2020: New Directions in Instrumentation
Neutron Diffraction Instrumentation for stress determination
Thilo Pirling, Institut Laue-Langevin
08 October 2020: Global Health Threats
Microbial resistance and novel antibiotics
Studying the surfaces of bacteria using neutron scattering. Finding new openings for antibiotics.
Prof. Jeremy Lakey, Structural Biochemistry, Biosciences Institute, The Medical School, University of Newcastle
Antimicrobial peptides – from membrane interactions to drug delivery
Prof. Martin Malmsten, LEO Foundation Center for Cutaneous Drug Delivery, Department of Pharmacy, University of Copenhagen
10 September 2020: Global Health Threats
Cancer-related research using neutrons
How does the Bcl-2 Protein family regulate apoptosis at the mitochondrial membrane level?
Gerhard Gröbner, Umeå University
Towards the catalytic cycle of a multidrug ABC (“ATP-Binding Cassette”) transporter
Jean-Michel Jault, Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS)
25 June 2020: New Directions in Instrumentation
Neutrons for Magnetic Nanostructures on Surfaces: Beyond the Specular Intensity Wars
Artur Glavic, Paul Scherrer Institute
Global Health Threats
Advances in neutron instrumentation have made neutron scattering an essential part of research in soft condensed matter, structural biology and the health sciences generally.
This webinar series is organised by LENS Working Group 3 to engage the biomedical research communities in defining how neutron scattering infrastructures can contribute to solving some of the current major challenges.
The webinars will consist of presentations by leading experts from both neutron scattering and the health research communities, followed by a chance to discuss and ask them questions about their work.
Further webinars on topics related to research on some of the major health challenges of the aging population in the developed world are envisaged from August 2020 onwards on a bi-weekly basis:
- Amyloid aggregation and Alzheimer’s/Parkinson’s disease
- Cardiovascular disease
- Diabetes type II
- Antibiotic resistance and new pathogens
- Drug development and delivery systems
New Directions in Instrumentation
New instruments and recent upgrades at European neutron sources, together with the world-leading instrument designs under construction for ESS, are bringing rapid changes to neutron science methods and science areas.
Progress in instrumentation is key to the advancement of scientific knowledge and the development of new and improved technologies. Sophisticated instrument concepts enable scientists to perform experiments with greater precision or higher sensitivity and to answer increasingly complex questions.
The webinars will feature live presentations of novel instrument concepts by leading experts from LENS member facilities, followed by an interactive Q&A session. The aim is to generate discussion, to develop new and existing contacts, and to disseminate the current capabilities and developments.
Recent News & Events
- Science & Policy Event: important role of European Research Infrastructures in the framework programmes for research and innovationThe event showcased the key role of European Research Infrastructures in contributing to solve the most urgent global challenges, including energy storage and viral threats.
- REPLAY | LENS Webinar #7 on ‘Multiplexing backends for neutron spectroscopy’ with Rasmus Rasmus TOFT-PETERSEN (DTU/ESS)Join us for the next LENS Webinar, with Rasmus TOFT-PETERSEN to learn about the the various implemented multiplexing concepts at neutron facilities.
- REPLAY | LENS Webinar #6 on ‘Neutron Diffraction Instrumentation for stress determination’ with Thilo PIRLINGJoin us for the next live, interactive LENS Webinar, with Thilo PIRLING to know more about the selection and optimization of the different mechanical and optical components of a dedicated stress diffractometer.
- Enjoy the replay of this successful webinar and discover how neutron scattering studies can contribute to the fight against pathological microbes.
- Analytical Research Infrastructures of Europe join forces to face COVID-19 and other viral and microbial threatsAfter a joint position presenting their plan to tackle HE Missions, the ARIE enhanced its cross-border, multidisciplinary collaboration to offer Europe a strong and valid weapon against the present COVID-19 challenge and other potential viral and microbial threats.