In our 8th Inside NMI3 e-newsletter you can find news on:
- Scientific Highlights: water uptake by plants & biological membranes
- Industry Events: registration & review article
- Education: e-learning, NaMES & new educational resources
- Members: Advisory Committee & ESS
We hope you enjoy your reading,
The NMI3 coordination team
Where and how do plant roots take up water?
Have you ever eaten lupins? They are a common snack in Mediterranean countries. Thanks to NMI3 funding, scientists from the Georg August University of Göttingen in Germany have investigated where and how the roots of these plants take water from the soil.
Researchers suggest an enhanced method for the study of biological membranes
The analysis of cholesterol and lipids transfer shows the advantages of combining the methods of RSE and vesicle fusion to prepare tBLMs solid-supported membrane models.
Registration for the Industry Advisory Board meeting
The first Industry Advisory Board (IAB) meeting will be in Frankfurt, in December 3-4, 2013. NMI3 will join forces with CALIPSO to create a combined IAB of experts. Registration is now closed.
Bridging research and industry: the NMI3 Industry events
NMI3 has launched an initiative to examine the interaction between industry and neutron & muon facilities. The aim of this initiative is to identify aspects that could be enhanced in the forthcoming Horizon 2020 programme.
Learning for free, online: Virtual Neutrons for Teaching
NMI3 supports a joint initiative by the University of Copenhagen, the Technical University of Denmark, the Technical University of Munich, and the Institut Laue-Langevin to develop an e-learning platform on neutron scattering.
Neutron and Muon European Schools – new name and logo
The Neutron and Muon European Schools – the NMI3 initiative on Education – has a new name and a logo.
New links in our Educational Resources page
Our Educational Resources page has now new links to the lectures notes of the Muon Training School at ISIS, the Central European Training School in Budapest, and the PSI Summer School.
New member in the NMI3 Advisory Committee
Julian Oberdisse from CNRS Montpellier, France, has recently joined our Advisory Committee to advise on the content of the project’s implementation plan and any required changes.
France commits to ESS
French officials say they are prepared to sign a Letter of Intent committing to the construction of the European Spallation Source (ESS).