FEBS Advanced Lecture Course: Molecular basis of human diseases
The Spetses summer schools on molecular and cell biology are looking forward to their 50th anniversary in 2016. They were started by the late Marianne Grunberg-Manago and Athanasios Evangelopoulos in 1966 and through their untiring initiative have been kept as a series of well-known annual lecture courses until to date, financially supported by several organizations including FEBS. Over the years, over 500 different lecturers came to the island (including more than 15 Nobel laureates) to teach more than 5000 young pre- and post-doctoral researchers.
Molecular basis of human diseases: 50 years anniversary of Spetses summer schools
May 27 – June 1, 2016
This is an anniversary course of the 'Spetses summer schools', supported also by IUBMB. The scientific program covers a wide range of issues including lectures on fundamental biological functions and their link to diseases as well as focused lectures on various diseases. The program includes lectures, posters and various training sessions that will enable young scientists to interact with renowned international experts. Additionally, there will be 'tutorials' where young scientists can take advantage of the advice of senior scientists. Discussions will also be possible during leisure periods and, furthermore, programmed social events will bring together young scientists and senior researchers in a relaxed and friendly environment. A limited number of FEBS Youth Travel Fund grants are available to assist participation.
Lecturers include Angelo Azzi, Aaron Ciechanover, Pascale Cossart, Barbara Demeneix, Stathis Gonos, Joan Guinovart, Ulrich Hartl, Peter Kristensen, Thomas Langer, Greg Petsko, Venki Ramakrishnan, Ueli Schibler and Dimitris Thanos.
Organizer: Dr Stathis Gonos
Application deadlines: Abstract submission, 29 February 2016; Registration, 28 March 2016