- Professor Sir Adrian Smith
The past 12 months have seen an increase in the complementary capabilities and facilities that Diamond is able to offer its over 10,000 users. With the operations of the electron Bio-Imaging Centre (eBIC) now fully integrated into the user programme, researchers can access a one-stop shop for structural biology right here at Diamond. The unique offer enabled by further integrated facilities such as the electron Physical Science Imaging Centre (ePSIC), the MPL (Membrane Protein Lab), the XChem Fragment Screening service and the XFEL Hub, put Diamond at the leading edge of transformative science on the world stage.
An increase in Diamond’s scientific output naturally leads to a demand to further develop our data analysis capabilities. Progress in this area is extensive, with efficient data analysis pipelines delivering results in close-to-real time. One particular project is focusing on citizen science as a means to help train Artificial Intelligence systems, which is a key focus of the UK’s industrial strategy.
Located on a world-leading site for scientific discovery, Diamond aims to be a cornerstone of the Harwell Campus. We are pleased to have seen key investments in our new neighbours, the Rosalind Franklin Institute (RFI) and Faraday Institution (FI), further increasing the impact of the Harwell Campus on UK science and innovation. We will continue to strengthen our relationships with these institutes and act as a catalyst for the activities they are undertaking.
Professor Sir Adrian Smith
Chairman of the Board of Directors