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Newsletter December, 2019

The LINX board has apponted a new director

The LINX board has appointed a new director, Jacob Becker-Christensen, who succeeds Jimmy Binderup Andersen. As reported in the LINX Newsletter for September, Jimmy left the association, heading out for new challenges, on October 1st. 
Jacob was the LINX branch manager for AU since the creation of the association and until June 2018, where he left the university to seek work in the private sector. Now he is back! With his arrival, LINX now has a CEO with scientific background in materials chemistry, and extensive experience with the use of big facilities. Coming from AU, his main expertise is naturally diffraction, but he has also during his education worked with SAXS and brushed against imaging. On these qualifications, the board considered him well suited to steer the LINX project to successful conclusion and the LINX association well into the future.
A great, big welcome to Jacob!

LINX Workshops Corner

November workshops

November has been a very busy month where LINX has held three focus workshops in three different work packages. Carrying their own DNA, each of the workshops offered unique setting for discussions, presentations, great ideas and insights.
Sorption of Liquids and Humidity workshop has offered its premises at Aarhus University where the day was spent adressing relevant topics regarding the behavior of materials when in contact with liquids in different conditions. Some very relevant and hot topics were also brought to the table, such as sustainability and disposing of materials in a nature-friendly way. The day ended with a tour at Aarhus University Diffractometer LAB. 

Materials at operating and processing conditions workshop was held at Novo Nordisk in Hillerød. A fantastic audience, great member presentations and updates from this work package have been shared. The tour at Novo Nordisk Device Production in Hillerød on the World Diabetes Day, 14th of November, offered a great possibility to come closer to the NovoPen in its assembly phase. The participants could ask questions and learn about the impressive production number of over 60.000 NovoPens being produced in a single shift of 8 hours.
Fiber Structure & Dynamics workshop at DTU was the last focus workshop of this year. It was held in the new facilities of DTU that hosts DTU Energi, DTU Compute and DTU Fysik. An excellent meeting with great discussions and views on fiber analysis and the many methodologies built in the last four years. At the end, a tour at the DTU 3D Imaging center was a must see. 

LINX Annual Workshop - The programme

In a few days, LINX second bi-annual workshop will be held in the confederation of Danish Industry. We look forward to welcome around 60 participants for a day full of inspiration, discussions and networking. The program of the day and the event details are listed below.

When: Tuesday, December 10th, 2019
Time: 12:00 - 17:00
Where: Confederation of Danish Industry
             H.C. Andersens Boulevard 18
             DK-1787 Copenhagen V

The LINX Workshop will conclude with a social event (“the after party”) with snacks and drinks at Rosie McGee’s right across the road from the Danish Industry HQ. Everyone is welcome! The doors open at (around) 17.00. Grab a colleague and join in.

After all, it is Christmas.

DanScatt corner

Nordic Workshop on Scattering from Soft Matter

The workshop is the 17th in a series held every year in January at different Nordic universities – 14-15th January 2020 Linköping University, Sweden will host the lunch-to-lunch meeting. The scientific program includes contributed oral presentations with a preference for young researchers, together with a poster session. See nssm2020.se for further information. 

RUC Center for Frustrated Molecular Interactions – FRUSTMI

FRUSTMI is an in interdisciplinary collaboration within Institute for Science and Environment, RUC. The center focuses on the use of scattering methods to explore structure and dynamics of self-assembly in soft materials and biological systems. Current research topics include exosome structure; antibacterial peptide interaction with membranes; tailor-made drug delivery systems; nanoparticle interaction with biological systems and nanostructuring of block copolymer thin films. On the image is seen a star block copolymer cake.

LINK to the Research Center

Upcoming events

Date Event Location
December 10th LINX Workshop 2019 DI Copenhagen Denmark
If you would like to participate and know more about any of the above events, please contact Silvia Cebanu at sic@linxproject.dk.

The News Corner

Neutron Scattering
Discovering the past to understand the future with the help of neutron scattering! A true playground for all archeologists and scientists was offered last summer by ISIS facility center, the only facility of this kind in Europe, where this specific study could be carried out. 
Read more here
EBS - Extremely Brilliant Source
The 2nd of December, 2019, marks an important day for the whole synchrotron user community, as an important milestone is reached with the first turns of electrons around the new EBS storage ring. Through this achievement, ESRF fulfills its global mission of pioneering synchrotron science.
Read the article here
Idea Harvest
Do you want your story to be featured in one of our coming newsletters? Do you have an interesting case, article, video that could be of interest to other LINX members? Then we would like to hear from you. Please contact us at info@linxproject.dk
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