Department of Science and Environment (INM) hosts expertise across the department using various scattering methods to study different aspects of self-assembly related problems, both in soft matter and in biology. The Centre for Frustrated Molecular Interactions (FRUSTMI ) is aimed to forge and facilitate new in-house collaborative efforts and form the basis for new cross-disciplinary reseach projects. Additionally, the clear and visible profile will attract students on all levels.
FRUSTMI is also emphasizing the use of techniques complementary to scattering methods, such as NMR and cryo-electron microscopy, in order to provide input to and constraints in modelling of scattering data. FRUSTMI is an active partner in the Danish scattering milieu and will benefit from the coming world-class research infrastructure, ESS (European Spallation Source) and MAX IV (Synchrotron source) in Lund, Sweden.
Also, the Centre for Frustrated Molecular Interactions establishes a platform for larger grant applications, e.g. EU based research programs. FRUSTMI is in line with the INM Research and Strategy plan 2017-2020 with its focus on curiosity-driven interdisciplinary research in teams, focus on involvement of students and exploration of new opportunities opening up with ESS and MAX IV in Lund.