More FEBS Advanced Courses 2017
FEBS Advanced Lecture Courses and FEBS/EMBO Lecture Courses provide focused research updates and teaching from scientific leaders in a field of wide importance, and are particularly valuable for early-career researchers and those moving into new areas. FEBS Youth Travel Fund (YTF) grants are available to financially support the participation of young scientists in these events. The lecture courses highlighted below have registration deadlines from April to July. Explore the speaker programs on the event websites!
FEBS ADVANCED LECTURE COURSES
FEBS Advanced Lecture course and ECF2017 meeting on “cytoskeleton: mechanical coupling from the plasma membrane to nucleus”
June 4–8, 2017
European Cytoskeletal Forum (ECF) acts as an interaction platform for researchers studying different aspects of the cytoskeleton. The 32nd ECF meeting will focus on the biomechanically coupled continuum from extracellular matrix to plasma membrane and nucleus. The main aim of this lecture course is to provide the participants with an overview of the cytoskeletal interactions that mechanoresponsively connect the entire cell to a functional entity. Young researchers will have plenty of opportunities to present their own work, both as short talks and in two poster sessions.
Organizers: Dr Maria Vartiainen, Prof. Johanna Ivaska and Prof. Pekka Lappalainen
Application deadline: April 10, 2017
Nuclear receptors and epigenomic mechanisms in human disease and aging
Spetses Island, Greece
August 27 – September 1, 2017
Our lecture course will provide PhD students and postdocs from different fields an adequate introduction and latest insights into the role of nuclear receptor signaling pathways and epigenome alterations in human diseases, many of which are aging-related. Renowned lecturers will in particular discuss the role of nuclear receptors in linking key regulators of aging: epigenetic chromatin states, tissue metabolism and cell growth. The course program and the idyllic surroundings will stimulate scientific and social networking during beach workshops, short talks, poster sessions, afternoon breaks and tutorial dinners.
Organizer: Dr Eckardt Treuter
Application deadline: May 8, 2017
Immune system: genes, receptors and regulation
Hvar Island, Croatia
September 23–30, 2017
This course focuses on recent developments in cellular, molecular and organismal immunology. It will cover fundamental basic immunology as well as newly emerging areas, including, among others: in vivo fate mapping of the generation and maintenance of the immune system from stem cells; the impact of immunity on metabolism, and vice versa; metabolism within immune cells; the role of microbiota on immunity, and vice versa; mechanisms of malignant transformation of lymphocytes; human and murine T and B cell biology; molecular control of inflammation and infection (including parasites); transcriptional control of lymphocyte development and functions; origins and functions of tissue-resident macrophages; and epigenetic control of immunity.
Organizer: Dr Hans-Reimer Rodewald
Application deadline: June 15, 2017
JOINT FEBS/EMBO LECTURE COURSES
Molecular architecture, dynamics and function of biomembranes
June 12–22, 2017
This course is an excellent platform and opportunity for graduate students and young postdoctoral scientists from academia and industry to acquire an integrated overview of the structure, function and biogenesis of biological membranes and their components, to gain more insight in the possibilities offered by different disciplines and to discuss and learn about the multiple approaches, techniques and specialties in membrane research. The past (15) courses have shown that the convivial atmosphere of this course stimulates excellent interactions between all course participants, also in part thanks to the location of the course.
Organizer: Dr Eefjan Breukink
Application deadline: April 15, 2017
Image: Artistic adaptation of the transferrin receptor localized in the ER and Golgi (courtesy of the Kirchhausen lab).
Proteins and organized complexity
Spetses Island, Greece
September 24 – October 1, 2017
The course will link a system-oriented view of protein–protein interactions with the molecular principles of these interactions and their implications in human disease. Emphasis will include currently emerging fundamental concepts as well as cutting-edge methods that allow interrogation of biological systems at different scales: from that of single molecules to complex networks. The course will integrate a range of experimental approaches with a more global understanding of the many interactions that proteins can engage in. Selected postdoctoral workers in related fields can use it as a stimulus to change their direction of research.
Organizer: Dr Daniel Otzen
Application deadline: May 25, 2017
Mitochondria in life, death and disease
Selva di Fasano, Italy
October 9–13, 2017
The course will deal with a number of research areas concerning the basic function of mitochondria as well as the novel roles that these organelles play in the context of cellular physiology in both unicellular and complex multicellular systems. Mitochondria interact and communicate with other organelles and are involved in complex metabolic networks mediating cell survival, apoptosis, redox control, calcium homeostasis and many metabolic and biosynthetic pathways. Young students and postdocs will have many opportunities to meet and discuss with established PIs in an informal context, during ‘meet the PI’ sessions, informal round table discussions and poster presentations.
Organizer: Dr Palmiro Cantatore
Application deadline: July 31, 2017