COVID-19 research opportunities & call for rapid access expressions of interest at European XFEL

The European X-Ray Free-Electron Laser Facility (European XFEL) would like to offer support to the global campaign against the novel Coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, by offering specific and rapid access to the resources of the facility for this purpose. The scientific community worldwide is encouraged to submit expressions of interest in research opportunities by 17 June 2020:


A dedicated online information meeting, hosted by the European XFEL User Organization, took place on Tuesday 09 June 2020. The video of the online event is available in our Image & Video Database.

Meeting chairs:


  • Agenda

    A. Orville (EuXFEL User Organization Executive Committee Chair / XFEL Hub at Diamond Light Source)

  • Introduction - Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the operation of the European XFEL

    R. Feidenhans’l (Managing Director) - 00:04:24 from beginning of video file

  • Facility update

    S. Pascarelli (Scientific Director, Hard X-Ray Instruments) - 00:18:56 from beginning of video file

  • COVID-19 rapid access scheme and procedures

    S. Bertini (User Office) - 00:36:18 from beginning of video file

  • Opportunities for Structural Biology at SPB/SFX

    A. Mancuso (SPB/SFX Instrument) - 00:50:52 from beginning of video file


Facility staff available for questions during the online event:

  • Hans Fangohr (Data Analysis)
  • Dmitry Khakhulin (FXE Instrument)
  • Kristina Lorenzen (User Laboratories)
  • Anders Madsen (MID Instrument)
  • Serguei Molodtsov (Scientific Director, Soft X-ray Instruments)
  • Andreas Scherz (SCS Instrument)
  • Joachim Schulz (Sample Environment and Characterization)
  • Tommaso Mazza (SQS Instrument)