United Kingdom Research and Innovation (STFC)
United Kingdom Research and Innovation will participate to the project through the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC). STFC is a world-leading multi-disciplinary science organisation formed in the UK in April 2007 as a merger of the Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council (PPARC) with the Council for the Central Laboratory of the Research Councils (CCLRC), along with the nuclear physics activities of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). The scientifc remit of STFC is broad, covering all actvities that are performed at large scale facillities worldwide, including facilities based at the national laboratories in the UK, such as the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory and Daresbury Laboratory. STFC’s large-scale scientific facilities in the UK and Europe are used by more than 3,500 users each year, carrying out more than 2,000 experiments and generating around 900 publications. The facilities provide a range of research techniques using neutrons, muons, lasers and x-rays, and high performance computing and complex analysis of large data sets.
Key Research Facilities
The STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory is the home of the CCP4 team who develop and maintain the CCP4 suite of macromolecular X-ray crystallography software. It also houses Diamond Light Source, the UK’s national synchrotron facility and eBIC, the national electron microscopy facility. David works at the interface between these groups in the development of the diffraction analysis software DIALS and its extension to electron diffraction experiments of the type being performed routinely at eBIC.