Early summer FEBS Advanced Courses 2017
FEBS Advanced Lecture Courses, FEBS/EMBO Lecture Courses and FEBS Workshops provide excellent opportunities to deepen your understanding of a topic, get up to speed with new developments, and make contact with others interested in the same research questions. Below, we highlight upcoming events in these categories that have registration deadlines in February and March. Explore the speaker line-ups and more details on the event websites!
FEBS Youth Travel Fund (YTF) grants are available to financially support the participation of young scientists in these events.
FEBS ADVANCED LECTURE COURSES
Matrix pathobiology, signaling and molecular targets
Spetses Island, Greece
May 25–30, 2017
This Advanced Lecture Course is designed to provide PhD students and postdoctoral scientists, as well as academic and institute research fellows/seniors, with insights into the structure–function relationship and therapeutic potential of extracellular matrix (ECM) macromolecules, ECM-mediated tissue organization in health and disease, ECM-mediated cell signaling and behavior, methodological challenges in expression and determination of various macromolecules with biopharmaceutical importance, and novel aspects of cell imaging.
Organizer: Dr Nikos K. Karamanos
Application deadlines: YTF applicants, 15 February 2017; registration and abstract submission, 28 February 2017
Oncometabolism: from conceptual knowledge to clinical applications
Figueira da Foz, Portugal
June 18–24, 2017
This course on oncometabolism addresses a timely subject that has a strong potential for innovation. The programme covers a wide range of topics, from basic knowledge to clinical applications. By combining tutorials with lectures on the latest developments, it will benefit both young and more senior scientists. Poster sessions, selected short oral talks and meet the expert sessions, all taking place in a very informal and comfortable atmosphere, will encourage a strong interaction with the invited scientific leaders. The social programme, including beach sessions and half-day trips, will further promote scientific networking.
Organizer: Dr Ana Urbano
Application deadline (update March 2, 2017): regular application deadline now April 21, 2017 (YTF application period has closed)
Nucleotide excision repair and crosslink repair – from molecules to mankind
May 7–11, 2017
This workshop will bring together up to 100 scientists from Europe, the USA and beyond in a lovely and intimate setting of Smolenice Castle, Slovakia, to discuss our current understanding of nucleotide excision repair (NER) and interstrand crosslink (ICL) repair. Many endogenous agents, environmental toxicants and cancer chemotherapeutic agents cause DNA damage that is repaired through these two pathways. The workshop will move from molecules to man, and includes a discussion of several syndromes associated with premature aging and cancer that are caused by defective NER and ICL repair.
Organizer: Dr Peter McHugh
Application deadline: YTF applicants, March 1, 2017
Biological surfaces and interfaces
Sant Feliu de Guixols, Spain
July 2–7, 2017
The transdisciplinary concept of biological interfaces is at the cornerstone of research areas as diverse as implant design and control of stem cell differentiation, nanomedicine, cancer, drug delivery and systems biology. This workshop will address biological interfaces from a dynamic point of view. These concepts are key to understand processes such as regulation of stem cell differentiation, cancer metastasis, cellular forces and mechanotransduction. We will bring together research leaders working on these topics and young scientists at the doctoral and postdoctoral level, nucleating new ideas and new directions.
Organizer: Dr Manuel Salmeron-Sanchez
Application deadline: March 24, 2017
JOINT FEBS/EMBO LECTURE COURSES
Biophysics and medicine of channels and transporters: electrifying new insights
Erice, Sicily, Italy
May 14–20, 2017
This course will provide a broad coverage of modern aspects of ion channel and transporter research from single molecule biophysics up to studies involving whole organisms and human subjects. Lectures will cover the fundamental properties of ion channels as well as primary and secondary transporters (e.g. voltage-sensing, ion permeation, lipid regulation, transport mechanisms, role in disease), and methods used to study these proteins (e.g. patch clamp, X-ray crystallography, molecular dynamics, microscopy, optogenetics, high-throughput pharmacology). Young researchers will have many opportunities to present their own work through posters and data blitzes.
Organizer: Dr Paolo Tammaro
Application deadline: March 15, 2017
For the full list of FEBS Advanced Courses in 2017, click here.