Upcoming FEBS Practical Courses 2017
FEBS practical courses teach advanced experimental and computational methods in the molecular life sciences. They include strong hands-on training elements, and are particularly helpful for early-career scientists or researchers moving into new areas.
Registrations for these types of FEBS Advanced Courses on systems biology, imaging cell signalling and metals in biological systems are now open; see the postings below and the individual course websites for more details. A limited number of FEBS Youth Travel Fund grants are available to assist participation of early-career scientists in these events.
FEBS PRACTICAL COURSES
8th International practical course in systems biology
June 5–16, 2017
This course offers unique hands-on experience in data collection, modelling, simulation, prediction and verification on the analysis of the dynamics of defined molecular systems. Specifically, it will provide an understanding about which type of biological question can be productively addressed by an integrated experimentation/modelling approach, which types of experimental data are needed, and how modelling can best serve to solve the pertinent research question. Lectures from invited speakers will broaden students' views on systems approaches in life sciences.
Organizers: Dr Stefan Hohmann, Dr Marija Cvijovic
Application deadline: March 25, 2017
Functional imaging of cellular signals
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
June 11–16, 2017
The ability of cells to perceive and correctly respond to their environment is the basis of development, tissue repair, and immunity as well as normal tissue homeostasis, and errors in cell signalling are responsible for many diseases. In order to understand cell signalling, microscopic techniques can be used to elucidate signal complex composition, organization and dynamics. This practical advanced course will provide participants with the theoretical background and give hands-on experience of state-of-the-art microscopy techniques, with guidance from experts in the field.
Organizer: Dr Mark Hink
Application deadline: March 15, 2017
FEBS PRACTICAL AND LECTURE COURSE
Chemistry of metals in biological systems
May 21–28, 2017
Metal ions play key roles in biochemistry. Approximately half of all enzymes require metal ions for their activity. Metal homeostasis is essential for health and metal-containing compounds can provide enhanced theranostic tools. Metals can also act as dangerous pollutants generated by biological activity through leaching of geological formations or from anthropogenic action. Competence in this broad range of disciplines is provided by an advanced course that offers an integrated multi-disciplinary training that combines advanced theoretical knowledge with hands-on practical experiments.
Organizer: Dr Ricardo O. Louro
Application deadline: January 31, 2017
For the full list of FEBS Advanced Courses in 2017, click here.