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[kfn-info] Fighting COVID-19 with synchrotron radiation and neutrons

KFS email newsletter on April 2, 2020

 

Dear friends of research with neutrons and synchrotron radiation,

We are not only affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, but research with neutrons
and synchrotron radiation makes a valuable contribution to the development of
medicines and vaccines. First results have already been published, see
https://www.helmholtz-berlin.de/pubbin/news_seite?nid=21204 and other
investigations are already underway, e.g.
https://www.desy.de/aktuelles/news_suche/index_ger.html?openDirectAnchor=1799.
Studies at the research centers are currently a priority.

We would like to draw your attention to the rapid access programs for COVID-19
research of the facilities - even if you are not working in this area
yourself, you might have colleagues you could mention this to:

DESY
https://photon-science.desy.de/users_area/fast_track_access_for_covid_19/index_eng.html

MLZ
https://mlz-garching.de/aktuelles-und-presse/newsartikel/schnellzugang-fuer-forschung-an-coronavirus-sars-cov-2.html?back=yes

HZB
https://www.helmholtz-berlin.de/user/index_en.html
https://www.helmholtz-berlin.de/forschung/oe/np/gmx/index_en.html

ILL
https://www.ill.eu/news-press-events/news/general-news/coronavirus-covid-19/

ESRF
http://www.esrf.eu/home/news/general/content-news/general/covid-19-update.html

PSI
https://www.psi.ch/en/sls/scientific-highlights/priority-access-call-for-work-on-combating-covid-19

FLASH
https://photon-science.desy.de/users_area/calls__deadlines/index_eng.html
Postponed proposal deadline (the only one in 2020!): April 6th, 2020
SNS
https://neutrons.ornl.gov/covid-19

At European level, LENS and LEAPS have compiled the activities on the
following websites:

https://leaps-initiative.eu/leaps-facilities-research-on-sars-cov-2/
https://www.lens-initiative.org/2020/03/27/lens-fighting-covid-19-how-neutrons-will-contribute/
https://www.lens-initiative.org/health/neutrons-fight-viruses-covid19-hiv/

With our joint email newsletter we would like to express that KFS and KFN use
and strengthen the synergies of research with synchrotron radiation and
neutrons. The cooperation of the committees has recently developed
particularly in the area of digitization. Now we also stand together in the
fight against the coronavirus.

We wish you all the best, especially health!

Astrid Schneidewind, KFN chair
Bridget Murphy, KFS chair
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