Public Invitations to Join the 7 Collaborative Activities:
(1) Domestic Collaborators
(2) International Collaborative Research
(3) Spring-8 Collaborative Research
(4) NMR Collaborative Research
(5) Cryo-EM Collaborative Research
(6) IPR Seminars
(7) IPR Fellows
Regular applications are received once per year, and, except for IPR Fellows, urgent applications can be accepted all year around.
Three Major Collaborative Activities
Joint usage of advanced facilities and equipment
IPR offers the usage of its own synchrotron beamline at SPring-8, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectrometers with ultra-high sensitivities and Cryo-electron microscopy at IPR, to domestic and international protein researchers.
Access to databases
IPR has developed a protein structural database (PDB: Protein Data Bank) as PDBj (PDB Japan), one of the four members of the wwPDB (worldwide PDB), by annotating the deposited data from structural biologists in Asia and Oceania and by providing several original services and derived databases. PDBj-BMRB is also constructing an NMR experimental database, collaborating with BMRB (BioMagResBank) in the U.S.A.
Collaborations including those leading to the development of human resources
Through public invitations to join the 7 collaborative programs above, we contribute to domestic and international communities devoted to protein sciences and the development of human resources.